Sunday, May 10, 2009

That Happened. Ortiz demoted.

So it happened. Russ Ortiz has been moved to the bullpen, replaced by Felipe Paulino.

“He’s not totally happy, but that’s to be expected from a veteran guy. He’s going to go do some things in the ’pen and try and earn a spot back.”

“It’s hard to accept this position, but if I want to be a part of this team I have to. I told them I want to be a part of this team.”

“This is my opportunity I have waited for."

Paulino's splits are vastly different from the rotation to the bullpen. Regard:
Starter: 17.2IP, 19H/5ER, 13K:4BB, .288/.347/.348
Reliever: 3IP, 10H/7ER, 4K:6BB, .556/.680/.833

Paulino will reclaim his spot in the rotation on Tuesday at Colorado, giving Hampton an extra day of rest, going on Wednesday against Jason Marquis.