Originally Posted by TheOldRoman
They mentioned during the broadcast that it was a bruise and not a break, so that's good. Still no word on how long he will be out, but bone bruises are a bitch. I imagine they will DL him Saturday, not retroactive to today, so he would still be on the DL September 1. That way he would be eligible for the playoff roster, as would whoever is called up to replace him (likely Jose Lopez).
I agree with your plan, but retroactivity wouldn't be an issue. Just because a player is eligible to come off the DL, doesn't mean the team has to activate him the day he is eligible.