Monday, April 14, 2008

Betemit to DL with Convenient Pink Eye

It seems a little strange to me that Wilson Betemit was the one the Yankees placed on the disabled list today to clear room for catcher Chad Moeller, especially when Jose Molina was the injury that required calling Moeller up. Betemit, according to the Yankees, has conjunctivitis, or pink eye. The reason this is fishy is that last week when the Yanks needed to make room for Alberto Gonzalez there was speculation that they wanted to send down Morgan Ensberg, who had no signs of injury. New York would instead send Shelley Duncan to Scranton-Wilkes Barre. I'm not saying it isn't true but the timing is just a little odd that the same day the Yankees need to clear a roster spot, a guy gets pink eye so bad that he needs to go on the 15-day DL.

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