I know the Hillenbrand move confused some people yesterday, but there was certainly reasoning behind signing him and then bringing him up. Nomar Garciaparra, who has been dealing with a strained left calf for a while, has finally had to go on the disabled list and knowing that he was hurting, adding a third baseman made the most sense. Of course, no one knew that Nomar would get ejected last night for the first time in his 1,300-game career, but so it goes.
So coming up from Triple-A today will be Eric Hull, who will join the bullpen. And there should be another move coming on Friday when we add a starting pitcher for that night’s game.
There’s not much I can really add about the play on the field these last two weeks. We’re all disappointed that it hasn’t been better and there’s not a person in baseball operations who isn’t spending every waking minute trying to figure out how to fix it.
Here’s today lineup: