Monday, April 14, 2008

Pitchers Called-Up/Sent Down; Morse to DL

News out of Mariners camp today as the club made a few roster moves.

We'll start with the pitching. Eric O'Flaherty, who has been awful to start the season with a 20.25 ERA, was sent down to Tacoma. And filling his roster place will be the knuckleballer RA Dickey, who was amazing in Spring, and was the club's final roster cut, who was called up. Aurthor Rhodes was called up to help bolster the bullpen, something that probably should have happened a while ago.

The only position player on the move, was Mike Morse, who after disclocating his shoulder diving for a ball in the sixth inning of yesterday's game, was placed on the 15 Day DL.

There shouldn't be too much of a problem with any of these. The Mariners kick a pitcher who has done poorly down to AAA, and add to a bullpen that is already fatigued. The Morse injury may hurt a little bit, but the Mariners have other players who are capable of pinch hitting.

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