With the return of Brian Roberts slated for Sunday night’s finale against the Yankees, a roster move will need to be made to make room for him. The tit for tat change would be to move Ryan Flaherty down to the minors.
Defensively, he’s been solid all year, but first the first 8 weeks of the season he couldn’t buy a hit. Since returning from a stint at AAA, Flaherty has swung a hot bat. He had a three run home run and a single tonight, just to make the club’s decision a bit harder. It’s hard to part ways with such a hot bat, especially when the production from the 35 year old Roberts is a question mark with the injuries he’s faced in recent years.