Originally Posted by WebScorpion
I'm guessing it's Fischer because he's already on the 40-man roster. He hasn't really pitched well in Louisville this year. Are they planning on releasing him to clear a spot on the 40-man when the first rehabber is ready? Are they thinking of clearing a spot for Willis? Sappelt? Mesoraco? Cochrane? Maybe it's just me reading too much into it...
It came down to Fisher and Herrera, and Fisher was more rested.
When No space will need to be cleared from the 40-man roster to bring back any of the rehabbers except Jared Burton, who is a long ways off from returning. However, if they decide to bring up Cochran (not going to happen), Mesoraco, Sappelt, or Lewis, they will need to release someone or move one of the injured guys (Valiquette) to the 60-day disabled list.
To bring back Arredondo, Bailey, Cueto, Francisco, Rolen, or Lewis, they would only need to demote someone from the 25-man roster.