Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lawrie up, Santos out

Brett Lawrie has been activated from the DL, and seems rather likely to play tonight.  As result, Sergio Santos has been placed on the 15-day DL with a shoulder strain.

Sportsnet caught up with him after last night's game (audio only).

Santos says that the arm had been flaring up a little bit, and that the rest he had a few days back certainly helped, but, much like Lawrie's situation, they decided that it's better to miss two weeks now then to miss more time later.

Ramon Ortiz's promotion and Casper Wells' DFA makes at least a bit more sense, now that we know what we know.  I wouldn't be surprised if Ortiz is/was there to be a bit of a swingman or janitor just in case things went nasty for Buehrle, so there may very well be another move coming; after all, Ramon Ortiz is Ramon Ortiz, and Brad Lincoln, Justin Germano and Mickey Storey are all stashed away in Buffalo right now.

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