Jesse Hahn to take Rich Hill's spot

Posted by Jason Wojciechowski on August 2, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Susan Slusser tells us that Jesse Hahn will come up to pitch Thursday in Rich Hill's vacated rotation spot. It was, not just in retrospect but also yesterday, the obvious move, not only because Daniel Mengden was too recently optioned to come back but also because Daniel Mengden might not have enough control to be a major-league starter. Maybe it would have been fun to see Raul Alcantara get a shot, but he only just got called up to Nashville at the end of July, and he didn't get there by pitching lights-out at Midland. And then there's Jharel Cotton ... and, well, I don't have a great reason why they couldn't just call him up. MLB service time, I guess, putting him a step closer to free agency than they need to put him, but you know how I feel about that kind of consideration, lost season or no.