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Another report from the margins

Why did the Sox send former Craig Breslow (a lefty reliever) back to Pawtucket for the PawSox finale and call up Devern Hansack (righty starter) instead? It seems to make more sense to have an extra lefty and a guy used to relieving.

My guess is that this was a move done to delay or avoid another 40-man roster move, and that their end-goal is to have both on the active roster. They already moved Donnelly to the 60-day DL to make room, so they are limited in terms of movable pieces. They had to move Breslow off the 40-man to make room for Hansack. Also, Hansack wasn't going to start that finale and Breslow did end up pitching (and losing) so it was... or could have been helpful for the PawSox. We'll see if Breslow comes back or not. If not, he's officially on vacation given the PawSox 4th place finish. Or, maybe he and a couple other possible emergency reserves will go to Florida or somewhere to stay ready.

On another note: every wonder what happened to legendary rock icons Counting Crows, Live, and Collective Soul? I knew you did. The answer? They are going to play the PawSox' McCoy stadium this month. Lighting crashes... indeed.

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