With Chris Garcia on the shelf for what will likely be the rest of the season, Double-A Trenton has added former Pirates’ first rounder John Van Benschoten to the bullpen. Lance Pendleton moves from the ‘pen to the rotation to take Garcia’s spot. Those moves by themselves aren’t interesting, but they confirms that Manny Banuelos wasn’t scratched from yesterday’s start because he had been called up. It was a long shot to begin with. Rumors circulate that he’s out with an appendectomy, but those are unconfirmed.
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