Re: Kearns isn't ready for the bigs...
Kearns still needs activity to build up his shoulder muscle from his surgery. Numbers don't tell you everything, especially with this sample size.
Does it hurt when he swings in either his arm or his forearm? Is the guy sore the next day? How does his swing look? Does he look like he is 100% or is getting lucky.
Maybe there is a trade in the works that he wants to give a couple of days on before being pushed on a roster move. Maybe Kearns was batting under the Mendoza line before he was hurt and they would like to see him really get rolling for a little bit and get full confidence back before bringing him up.
There are lots of reasons why you might not make this move tonight. And Hal's quote could have EASILY been misquoted or misconstrued.