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Saturday morning things

So, yeah...that wasn't good last night.

Evan Grant discusses the problems Jarrod Saltalamacchia is having controlling the running game, with opposing teams running more frequently, and more successfully, against him than against Gerald Laird this season. 

Kason Gabbard gets called up today, and Grant believes Robinson Tejeda will be designated for assignment to make room for him, if Joaquin Benoit doesn't have to go to the disabled list.  If he clears waivers, he'll have the option to elect to become a free agent, so this is probably the end of the road for Tejeda.  And it is worth noting that, last winter, when it was time to clear a space on the 40 man roster for Jason Jennings, Tejeda seemed like the more likely victim than Armando Galarraga, who is in Detroit's rotation right now (although Galarraga's ERA is not supported by his peripherals, suggesting that his recent success isn't sustainable).

Jeff Wilson talks about the possibility of a Murphy/Hamilton/Bradley outfield being in place long-term.  I have my doubts about Bradley being a long-term solution at right field, and I think Murphy is a platoon player, but a Murphy/Boggs platoon along with Hamilton and someone in right field -- perhaps Bradley for a year or two, perhaps John Mayberry Jr., who may be putting it together (finally) -- would be pretty nice.