Wednesday, August 20, 2008

As expected, Hochevar hits DL

Luke Hochevar has been placed on the 15 day DL after straining his ribcage before the 6th inning of Tuesday's game against the Indians. Lefty Josh Newman was recalled from Omaha to fill the hole Hochevar's absense creates.
It appears Kyle Davies is preparing to return from Omaha to take back his spot in the rotation, but that still leaves one spot open. One theory is Brandon Duckworth, or possibly right hander Carlos Rosa, who made his major league debut this season against Arizona, would fill the void. It is not believed Kip Wells will fill the void due to a very light work load over the past couple months.
Bob Dutton tossed out the idea of a bullpen-by-committee approach, but that wouldn't make sense as the bullpen is already depleted from injuries and heavy workloads.
Trey Hillmans has a lot to sort out between now and Sunday.

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