Still no word Rich Harden’s MRI on his back, but the results must not have been good. The A’s placed Harden on the 15-day DL, and called up Ron Flores to take his spot.
I would guess that calling up a lefty would mean that Brad Halsey would take Harden’s spot in the rotation, but who knows? If Ken Macha enjoys having two lefties in the pen so much, maybe he’ll like having three even more.
Jay Witasick is eligible to come off the DL tomorrow, but if he were ready, the A’s could have just activated him tomorrow instead of making Flores fly around the country for just one game.
Injuries, man. They suck. But better these little two-week things than one big out-for-the-year injury to a star. Knock on wood.
Update: Dagnammit, I knocked on wood! It was supposed to be a two-week thingie. Instead, Harden will be out for three to six weeks. Looks like that A’s hot streak will have to wait until June again.