Originally Posted by TRF
I wonder if the Reds will protect Buck? He's a gamble either way. You protect him at someones expense, or expose him and run the risk that he's past his injuries. I'm not sure he'll ever be healthy enough to contribute.
Can a team pick a player with an injury and put him on the 60 day DL in order to get around carrying him on the active roster? Is there any requirement that the player be active for at least some part of the season? Buck and Thompson would both be candidates for such a grab.