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May 19, 2007

Blalock Out

Texas placed 3B HANK BLALOCK on the 60-day Disabled List and added 3B TRAVIS METCALF to the 40-man and active rosters.

Blalock suffers the same malady that felled Kenny Rogers suffered in 2001. Metcalf already has the glove rep; in 2007 his bat has returned after taking off ’06. Still, he’s never played above AA and wasn’t that highly regarded, and third isn’t where teams trade offense for defense.

The character litmus test will be whether anyone in the organization uses the rash of injuries as cover for the team’s performance.

Posted by Lucas at May 19, 2007 12:01 PM