Continuing with news of the biggest non-story ever, J.D. Drew’s name was finally added to the 40-man roster. Sadly, it came at great cost.
Legendary Lenny DiNardo, whose minor-league stats were adequate but whose Major League career was shorted by arm troubles — and an inability to strike out hitters, limit walks, keep batters from reaching base or keep the ball in the park — was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.
It always seemed DiNardo was about to put it together. He was perpetually a season away, a start away from using his left-handed sidearm delivery and becoming a serviceable fifth starter/long reliever. The only thing he served up, however, was baserunners and home runs.
We’ll miss him and his 19 baserunners per nine innings. Or not.