I don't really get Bay - the finger thing was forever ago and he's played with it since and he's actually hit well. Additionally, the running into the wall thing also appeared to be a non-issue.
Cedeno phantom DL stint? If it was Francisco, I HAVE to believe someone other than Hefner would be the call-up. Either a second lefty to be able to "match up" more in the absence of a set 8-9 combo or at least a short-reliever as everyone moves up a "rung" on the bullpen ladder. Hefner has no relieving experience; he'd strictly be a long-man with plenty of warmup time needed to be useful. Maybe he'd be activated solely for purposes of covering Batista in the nightcap tonight and then a more usable reliever would replace him tomorrow?
Francisco is certainly GOING to go on the DL at point this year - this much we know. But I expect there to be a better bullpen option than Hefner waiting for the call.
Post subject: Re: Jordany Valdespin and Jeremy Hefner Promoted to Taxi Squ
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:27 pm
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AdamRubinESPN Sounds like Jeremy Hefner may end up active for Game 1 as a backup to Miguel Batista. That doesn't mean pitcher injured necessarily
This could make sense.
Position player is hurt, who cares bench is down a man for 1 game, have a backup "long reliever" if needed; is then demoted after the game whether used or not for Valdespin to fill open bench spot? Could explain why both guys are here.
I think the taxi-squad thing is a smart idea whether theres an injury or not when you have a doubleheader, but certainly sounds like this move was made directly related to an injury.
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