Sherrill –> Disabled List, Furbush –> Mariners

marc w · April 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

After six hits (two of them HRs) and a walk in only ten batters faced, George Sherrill’s been placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow problems. Sherrill’s never been a fireballer, but his average fastball came in at under 86 MPH so far, substantially lower than it was a year ago in Atlanta, and a far cry from the nearly 91mph he averaged in his first go-round with the M’s.

To replace him, the M’s have recalled Charlie Furbush, who’s worked in relief for Tacoma. In 16 batters faced so far, Furbush has K’d six and given up just one hit. He’s only walked two. At this point, I’d expect Furbush to be a big improvement, albeit in a spot that just isn’t that important. Lucas Luetge’s been impressive so far, so Furbush can divide the LOOGY appearances with the Rule 5 kid or he can work in long relief with Erasmo Ramirez.


4 Responses to “Sherrill –> Disabled List, Furbush –> Mariners”

  1. Milendriel on April 13th, 2012 5:32 pm

    Suckitis is highly contagious. Best course of treatment is quarantine.

  2. msfanmike on April 13th, 2012 6:42 pm

    Good move. Sherrill does not have as good of stuff as Furbush (any longer) and this is no loss. If sherill does not gain velocity there is no reason to keep him around.

    Any updates on Guti and Carp and when they might return?

  3. MrZDevotee on April 13th, 2012 6:55 pm

    I hope Cheryl gets well AND gets her velocity back– so we can call him Sherrill again.

    We need him (if for no other reason than the odds of Steve Delabar pitching go down slightly).

  4. maqman on April 14th, 2012 2:28 am

    Did Iwakuma get lost on that long road trip? He’s become an invisible reliever, they should run him out there and maybe his ghost can shake the A’s up.

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