Friday, April 25, 2008

Loewen Hurt Again

Adam Loewen has been placed on the DL with an elbow injury, and the team has recalled Eider Torres from AAA. Torres, an infielder, may get a chance to start some games at shortstop. I don't really understand the point of bringing him up, as they already have the Pelican and Fahey on the roster. Even though Scott Moore isn't hitting that well in AAA, he is the far better player and could give Mora and Millar (as well as Roberts) some days off. I'll take the extra power over having three near identical poor hitting middle infielders.

I assume this means that Matt Albers will be back in the starting rotation with Jim Johnson taking his spot as the main long reliever. That doesn't sound like a bad move, but I expect Garrett Olson to get a shot soon, considering the way he's been pitching lately. Maybe to push Burres to the pen where he belongs? This may end up being a blessing in disguise, as Loewen's rehab may allow him to get some needed time in the minors to work on his control.

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