Friday, April 11, 2008

Yovani, Unit Set to Return Soon

The Brewers called up Yovani Gallardo on Wednesday night, but he might not be up for long. The plan is to have Gallardo on hand this weekend in case one of the Milwaukee pitchers has his start interrupted due to inclement weather. The Brewers may send Gallardo back down to AAA for a third rehab start before calling him up for good later on next week. This situation bears monitoring. If Gallardo gets a start next week it will be hard not to have him active. He is poised to have a top 20 SP season.

Randy Johnson is set to make his 2008 debut on Monday against the hapless Giants. This should be a nice way for the Unit to ease into the season. Although it is normally wise to watch a pitcher's first outing back from injury before inserting him into your lineup, this particular match-up is too good to miss. Johnson should be activated in all formats next week, as he is a two start pitcher (@SF and SD).

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