Michael Wuertz to the DL; Tyson Ross up

By Jason Wojciechowski on April 7, 2011 at 2:25 AM

I have nothing much to add about Tyson Ross coming up to replace the injured Michael Wuertz, who has not pitched yet this year and is apparently dealing with a hamstring problem. Ross is an adequate last man (or second-to-last, since I simply refuse to believe that he's worse than Bobby Cramer) in the bullpen and can be trusted with low-leverage situations where a walk or two won't kill you.

This leaves the A's bullpen this way, ranked from highest leverage to lowest, i.e. who I trust most with the toughest situations:

  1. Grant Balfour
  2. Craig Breslow
  3. Jerry Blevins
  4. Brian Fuentes
  5. Brad Ziegler
  6. Tyson Ross
  7. Bobby Cramer