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    Willingham to go on paternity leave Wednesday

    Just read they might call someone up while Josh is out.
    Any rumours on who will get the call up?

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    Good for him! His wife, Ginger, is an interesting follow on Twitter. Seems like a solid family.

    Don't know about the callup...keep hearing Dozier? Or the ever elusive 3rd catcher?

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    Look at the 40-man roster and pick one:

    Revere
    Mastroianni
    Butera
    Nishioka
    Arcia
    Tosoni

    The last 4 are less likely for different reasons (Nishioka and Tosoni are injured)

    So it will be Revere

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    Maybe starting pitching....?



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    That makes sense..

    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Look at the 40-man roster and pick one:

    Revere
    Mastroianni
    Butera
    Nishioka
    Arcia
    Tosoni

    The last 4 are less likely for different reasons (Nishioka and Tosoni are injured)

    So it will be Revere

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    I would agree with that.

    And it definitely seems that the Willingham family is a good one. Ginger is a great follow on Twitter. Family first. Always!

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    Might be just a couple days.
    I was off for 4 weeks the last 2 times I had kids!

    Quote Originally Posted by StormJH1 View Post
    Good for him! His wife, Ginger, is an interesting follow on Twitter. Seems like a solid family.

    Don't know about the callup...keep hearing Dozier? Or the ever elusive 3rd catcher?

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    You gotta think Revere is called up because they've already exercised an option on him this year. Oh, and he's an outfielder.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    You gotta think Revere is called up because they've already exercised an option on him this year. Oh, and he's an outfielder.
    Having adopted Mastroianni this morning, I am legally compelled to woof for him and state that he is the obvious callup. Obvious, I tell you. He is Ben Revere with an arm. He is Clete Thomas with an eye for the strike zone. He is Denard Span with... erm, a little less of everything, never mind. Anyway, the obvious callup.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 04-23-2012 at 10:00 PM.

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    The case for Brian Dozier is this: Jamey Carroll might just need a day off. Dozier could come up and give him a day off and give Casilla a day off and then go back down.

    The case against is: Is it really worth adding him to the 40 man roster for that? Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
    Just read they might call someone up while Josh is out.
    Any rumours on who will get the call up?
    When is this decision to be made by?
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    I'm pulling for Ben to be called up. However I think the point of this thread should be to congratulate Josh and his wife. A child is bigger than anything he will ever do on the diamond.

    If it's a Boy... The obvious name should be Will. Or Xifan.

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    Congratulations to Josh on his new addition to the family. Hopefully he picks up where he left off when he gets back!
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    I didn't even know Josh was pregnant! He's not even showing. Seriously it will probably be Revere
    I bent my wookie...

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    Some people hide their pregnancies pretty well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    When is this decision to be made by?
    The article says "There will probably be a player on his way up on Tuesday".
    I guess that's today.
    probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
    The article says "There will probably be a player on his way up on Tuesday".
    I guess that's today.
    probably.
    The player to replace Willingham has probably been informed and is on his way to Minnesota. The club will make the transactions and announcements after the game tonight.

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    Run like Revere. Per Joe C., Ben is back.

    And congrats to the Willinghams.

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    Revere was promoted. It was announced

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    Ben Revere will be called up from Triple-A Rochester when Josh Willingham is placed on the paternity leave list Wednesday.

    Willingham could be back as soon as Friday, so it figures to be a pretty brief stay. The speedy 23-year-old is 6-for-27 (.222) since being sent down to the minors earlier this month.
    Related: Josh Willingham

    Source: Phil Mackey on Twitter

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