They’re calling what put Marrero on the DL an “upper respiratory infection”. I don’t know how serious it really is. It certainly sounds serious. Bronchitis, maybe? The Mayor of Richmond, Damon Hollins, finally gets another chance. To make room on the 40-man roster, Paul Byrd went to the 60-day DL.
Hollins isn’t the answer, as much as I’ve pushed him here in the past. He’s a potentially good fourth outfielder type, far better than DeWayne Wise. I assume he’ll platoon in left with Wise for now, unless when Julio’s healthy Hessman gets the shot instead.
I’ve said several times that I don’t expect Byrd to ever pitch for the Braves, and this reinforces it. I assume he’d be eligible to return in late May, but I don’t quite understand the 60-day DL rules.