Originally Posted by RedlegJake
True enough. But to use him in the post season you have to get him on the 25 man before the 31st of August unless I am missing something in the rules? That means someone has to go down. Am I right about that? (I may well be wrong - I'm not sure) I would imagine you'd want him as a pinch runner at least in the post season. I sure would.
There are a few exceptions to this rule.
If he's on the 40 man roster and someone who was on the 25 man roster before the post season is transferred to the 60 day DL, he could take that spot.
That's how the Reds got Chapman on the post season roster in 2010, I think Harang was transferred to make room.
HOWEVER, IIRC, it would have to be a position player transferred, you can't transfer a pitcher to the 60 man DL and have Hamilton take his spot.
Roster geniuses can correct any errors I make.