Clint Hurdle said they were evaluating players before opening up a roster spot for Hisanori Takahashi. We assume he meant both health and performance-wise. Both JT and Jeff Karstens said the injuries they suffered last night were minor, and both Chad Qualls and Jared Hughes have been spotty coming out of the pen.
Well, they made their decision. The Pirates put Chad Qualls on 15 day DL with irritation of left big toe to make room. Funny how those little hangnail maladies suddenly pop up, and he'll be on ice until September's expanded roster is in full bloom.
We wonder if maybe Neal Huntington dropped a bat or bag of balls on his foot just before Hurdle was gonna call him in the office?