Breaking News: Daniel Murphy Injured
Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News is reporting that Danny Murphy was carried off the field tonight during the Buffalo Bisons game. Murphy was apparently injured while turning a double play:
Daniel Murphy carried off. Rolled at 2B on DP on cheap slide by Syracuse’s Leonard Davis. No weight on right leg. – Mike Harrington on Twitter
UPDATE: While Harrington does report on the Bisons, but it turns out he’s not the team’s beat reporter. His blog – and presumably his print work – covers a wide range of baseball topics and it’s quite good. Check it out here.
Though, it does appear that Castillo is going to the DL. Which means Castillo-haters can enjoy the mediocrity of Alex Cora / Ruben Tejada (aka Anderson Hernandez the younger).
so suck it.
Asim, wtf?, this is baseball
Ruben Tejada's numbers were impressive when he was in his teens. As he's advanced, he looks only average. As Mike T. suggests, he may have been rushed — not unlike F-Mart, by the way. Will he get better as he gets older and repeats AAA? Maybe. But I personally have seen nothing from his raw offensive talent to suggest he'll be anything other than a .250 – .260 hitter with limited, if any, power.
Where does the Castillo comparison come from? Tejada doesn't have legit MLB SB speed and hasn't shown impressive OBP above rookie ball.
Tejada is way better than Cora defensively. Mack Aide of Macks Mets recently posted that scouts had called Tejada the best infielder in the International League. And right now, Cora is batting just north of .200, while the 20 year old is hitting .292 in Buffalo.
I watched the Bisons game against Strasburg yesterday. Ruben got one of the 3 hits off him. If Castillo hits the DL, I’d rather see Tejada than Cora out there any day.