Sunday, May 25, 2008
The Brewers called up Russell Branyan today in an attempt to help the Brewers versus righties. That means that Bill Hall, who is hitting .189 versus righties, will likely lose playing time. Hall is batting .220 with 9 HR in 47 games this season, and if he doesn't pick it up, he will likely be traded. Hall is twenty-eight and has the ability to hit for power, but not a very good average. The Giants remain a good possibility with Jose Castillo at third. The Rangers could be in need of a corner infielder with Hank Blalock on the DL for an extended amount of time. Hall would be a cheap investment for them who could help short term. Teams have not been afraid to designate players with little interest on the market, and it is possible that could happen to Hall as well.