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K-Rod Headed To DL?

Sounds like Francisco Rodriguez is headed to the DL for his sore ankles.  In most leagues I'm seeing people pounce on Scot Shields as his backup.  I suppose that makes sense; Shields has been second in line for years.  However, Shields also had a 7.36 ERA in the second half last year and began this year on the DL with forearm and shoulder issues.  Shields had been removed from the setup role in September of last year.  He's been worked very heavily in recent years. 

Enter Justin Speier.  As far as I can tell, he's a better pitcher than Shields.  Speier's main issue in '07 was a viral infection.  He's still available in most leagues, and is worth a speculative pickup (I'd cut David Riske for him).


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