Monday, August 2, 2010

A look at Roster Moves...

Update 4:35: Carlos Silva will be placed on the DL for precautionary reasons and will keep being evaluated. Casey Coleman will take his spot in the rotation. So no player will be sent down, like I have wrote.

Acting manager Alan Trammell said "Silva was never in life threatening condition."

The Cubs roster is currently at 24, with the trade of Theriot and Lilly to the Dodgers. A roster consists of 25 and with the bullpen being overused yesterday; when Carlos Silva left the game early in the 1st. Roster moves are on the way. Cubs beat writer, Carrie Muskat has the latest (2 tweets).

Casey Coleman has been called up from Triple A Iowa and will fill the 25th spot on the roster. No pitcher will be sent down today in a corresponding move. But, tomorrow Thomas Diamond will be called up from Triple A, to take Ted Lilly's spot in the rotation and a pitcher then would have to be sent down. Would it be Coleman or another pitcher being sent down? I have a feeling it could be another pitcher like Russell or Schlitter. I don't think it will be Russell because he's a lefty and I expect Brian Schlitter to be sent down, when Thomas Diamond is officially called up.

Also, there's a possibility SP Carlos Silva will be placed on the 15 day DL with the heart condition. Paul Sullivan chimes in with that possibility. And, Casey Coleman will take his spot in the rotation, not Carlos Zambrano. There's still no word on Silva yet.

Coleman was called up to give a fresh arm in the bullpen. That's the main reason. If Coleman is going to take Silva's spot in the rotation, I would rather see Jay Jackson get the the call to the majors. I want to see what the kid has to offer in the major level.

I guess we will see what happens, with the pitching situation in the next few days.

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