May 16, 2008

Tolbert heading to the DL

Matt Tolbert has been placed on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his thumb. Tolbert slid head first into first base yesterday trying to beat out an infield hit and while getting out, he ended up hurting his thumb on the play. It's not known how long he'll be out, but I'd expect a couple months. Howie Clark has been called up to take his place.

Clark is a 34 year old utility infielder who has spent time in the majors with the Blue Jays and Orioles. He signed as a minor league free agent this off-season and is currently hitting .284/.331/.422 with 7 doubles, 3 triples and one home run in 116 at bats. Not great numbers, but over the span of the last 6 games, he's 12-23 with 4 doubles, a triple and 4 RBI's.