Even if it looks to them now as though he'll need to go onto the DL (and I don't know that it does), it doesn't make sense to do it now, so long as there is enough roster flexibility to clear a space for Gabbard (if that's who it turns out to be). They can always make the DL stint retroactive to the date of the injury, so they're not losing any time.Originally Posted by Danny_Cater
There's one other reason they might not wait: If they're sure he'll have to miss as least two starts and they'd prefer to start a righthander in his place, they might opt to DL him and bring up Hansack to take his start. If nobody goes onto the DL, Hansack is stuck down there for .. what? 8 more days?