- C AJ Pierzynski activated from 15 day DL
- C Robinson Chirinos optioned to AAA
- P Neal Cotts purchased from AAA
- P Josh Lindblom optioned to AAA [ Link ]
NOTES: As I wrote the other day, Lindblom was someone whose minor league numbers said he would come up and do decently. Well, that didn’t happen as such. He came up, got hit around, and sent back down. The Lindblom gamble cost Derek Lowe his roster spot, as he was DFA’ed (and not just sent down (granted, 13 earned runs in 13 innings will do that). Still, Lindblom looked better numbers wise in the minors this year than he did in the spring. Chirinos was just keeping the seat warm for AJ anyway, so that’s no surprise. I don’t think Cotts is here long term, either. We have a doubleheader coming up Monday, and that always means some weird roster moves. I don’t see Cotts being here past next Monday, if not sooner.