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Old 08-11-2012, 08:26 AM
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Rongey said on the post-game show that unlike the 15 and 60 day DL's, the 7 day DL does not have a retroactive feature. So Paulie is out till next Friday -- even though he didn't play Wednesday. We're in a pennant race -- you have to bring up your best option. And if you lose the guy (e.g. Johnson) afterwards because he's out of options, so be it. This situation is precisely why you sign guys like Dan Johnson and Dallas McPherson (waived a week ago) for your minor league team -- to have someone available for a short term emergency. Dan Johnson doesn't figure in the team's long range plans and if you're hanging on to him just for a September call-up, what was the point in signing him in the first place? So the fact that we may lose him after a week shouldn't be a reason to not bring him up. Plus, he may stick around after Konerko comes back (no guarantee Paulie will be ready in a week -- see Morneau, J) and force KW to re-shuffle the bench.
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