Sunday, April 12, 2009

I guess that talk with Brocail didn't go so well

And just like that, the Astros bullpen gets younger by 12 years: Doug Brocail to the DL, the Astros call up Jeff Fulchino

“I was more worried about this one than when I blew out my elbow a second time,” Brocail said. “I’m a strike-thrower, and when I threw 13 straight balls (Friday) it’s not good. At least this way I can get the swelling out.”

It's Brocail's 13th stint on the 15-day DL.

Fulchino was claimed off waivers from the Royals in December, and had an outstanding Spring Training for the Astros.

UPDATE: Just heard on FSN Houston that Fulchino started yesterday's game at The Rock and left after two innings due to the possibility of his being called up.