Purgatory Online

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Jarrod Washburn has been placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 25. This isn't a particularly big deal, it seems - he'll miss one additional start, but appears to be progressing well enough.

Chris Bootcheck will make Washburn's start on Saturday against the Devil Rays. Bootcheck, of course, looked pretty decent against the Yankees in his most recent start; let's hope that carries over against less storied opponents.

Thus far, no announcement has been forthcoming about who will take Washburn's roster spot for the next few days. Jake Woods would seem the obvious possibility, depressing as that might be for those of us who would prefer not to see him again just yet after last Saturday's upchuck of a performance.

Update: nope, it's Kotchman. Kotch's line at Salt Lake this year is .289/.372/.441, though his abysmal start means that he's actually performed better than that lately.