Originally Posted by DirtySox
Hudson and Flowers are the closest, and they probably would be a callup at some point as opposed to breaking camp with the team. I think 2011 is the earliest one could expect to see Dayan.
I'd think Dayan will get a good long look upcoming in Spring Training, since we're on the hook for $5M for him. Obviously he needs more AAA time to learn a position and increase overall baseball skills, but his bat might be advanced enough to earn a roster spot, especially with a good showing in the AFL.
But we'll see who else Kenny adds and brings back to the MLB roster before making that assumption. He could potentially be a part-time DH for us in 2010, but he'd have to show something to get that far in less time.