Saturday, June 7, 2008
Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman will miss the rest of the season with a blood clot in his right shoulder. This is a big blow for the Tigers who lose another player to the disabled list. The Tigers do not have a pitcher in Triple-A that can step up and pitch for the Tigers, so they might need to explore a trade. I doubt they go and make a big splash because they really are not in contention, and the pitchers available would probably not make a big difference.
David Wells would make for a good, short term replacement. He would sign for close to the league minimum and could give you ten or so wins. Another option is Randy Wolf, who is pitching very well for the Padres. Jason Marquis is available with the Cubs, and he is an option as well. All three options are good short term, but probably would not be good options long term. So far this season, Bonderman is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA.