Thursday, May 04, 2006

Joe Borchard Playing Daily Until Hermida Returns

The Mariners consideration of benching stuggling center fielder Jeremy Reed and recalling Joe Borchard were dashed when the Florida Marlins picked up the unprotected ex-Stanford quarterback off waivers. The Marlins will play Borchard regularly until the return of injured outfielder Jeremy Hermida. Hermida, who was eligible to return Wednesday, will likely be out for another 3-5 days or more with an injured hip flexor. The Mariners had been contemplating recalling Borchard as a reserve after replacing Reed in center with Ichiro Suzuki and moving Matt Lawton to right.