San Francisco Giants Place Jeremy Affeldt On DL, BBQ’s In Fear

By Bryan Rose

Apr 13, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (41) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. San Francisco won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Well, there’s been no word of any frozen hamburger patties attacking one half of the San Francisco Giants’ lefty bullpen duo – but Jeremy Affeldt has still found his way to the disabled list yet again.

His last appearance on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs was pretty woeful, though an incredibly tight strike zone was his undoing – though – the prior three games in the series were nothing special either as the lofty paid reliever struggled to get outs, only retiring five of the thirteen batters he faced.

Taking Affledt’s placed on the roster will be reliever Jean Machi.

The Giants did explore the option of bringing up either Dan Runzler or prospect Heath Hembree, though, according to Andrew Baggarly, opted not to because of the need to make a 40-man move in the case of Hembree:

"Bochy said the club considered bringing up hard-throwing prospect Heath Hembree and also left-hander Dan Runzler, who has thrown much better at Fresno. They would have made a 40-man roster move to add Hembree if they felt he was the best candidate, Bochy added.“We really haven’t had a good look at him,” Bochy said of Machi, a well-traveled minor leaguer who made his debut last year in his 11th professional season. “This spring, we liked the way he threw the ball. So he’ll get the first look.”"