Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
Why does Dusty announce to the press that a player is unavailable? Why give the other manager that information?
My guess, is that in baseball, it just doesn't make that much of a difference in any single 1 game. Its not like the oppossing manager is going to alter his starting pitcher or lineup w/ Brandon in there or not. The Red's lineup is available before game time, even if he wanted to make adjustments, and the oppossing manager is probably assuming Brandon is available to pinch hit if called upon.