Saturday, March 25, 2006

Joe Borchard's Timing Impeccable

Former Stanford QB Joe Borchard's timing was impeccable as the White Sox gave up on him at just the right moment for him to be acquired by Seattle, which has lost center fielder Jeremy Reed for six weeks with an injured wrist. Not only is Reed out until the middle of May, the injury has the potential to undermine Reed's performance for much or all of the rest of the season. It remains to be seen how much of Reed's time will fall to Borchard, if any, but Borchard's prime position is center field. He has never hit for average, but hit 30 homers in 495 AB at Triple A last year.