Bill Hall has been optioned to AAA Nashville. The move can either be seen as a chance for Hall to get some at bats to right himself or a chance to show other teams that he’s worthwhile as an expensive reclamation project.
Hall has struggled this year and continues to decline since his two great seasons in 05 and 06. He is currently hitting .201, with an OBP of .263 and has struck out 68 times in 199 AB’s. Hall recently talked with MJS writer Anthony Witrado about the work he’s done to improve his swing, but hasn’t gotten a chance to prove it, and how unfair the past couple months have been. Some good news about this is that Hall OK’ed the move and sounds optimistic about the demotion.
Jeff Suppan has been put on the DL with a rib cage injury. Suppan had a MRI reveal an injured oblique muscle and was reevaluated today. Suppan is coming off of a terrible start in which he allowed 10 ER in 5 1/3 innings against the Nationals on Monday.
Burns or Irribarren are two names that are being considered to come up, but nothing has been made official. These are hardly the transactions Brewers fans wanted to hear at the Trade Deadline.