Alex Presley being DFA'd leaving Jason Bartlett as the 4th OF & only backup CF.
- Byron Buxton is only a injury away from being the starting CF. Barring another Hicks struggle, Hicks & Buxton are the starting LF/CF come September with Arcia in RF .
- Presley was not good enough to play CF regularly defensively. They have confidence in their corner OF options in Kubel, Collabello, & Parmelee in AAA & didnt need Presley there. Buxton is also about to bump Hicks over in 2015.
Kyle Gibson being named the 5th SP with Deduno going to the pen.
- Gibson did pitch well in ST & earned it but no more than Deduno had earned a spot. Correia will surely be moved in a deadline deal if Deduno stays healthy & continues to pitch well in relief.
- Alex Meyer is the 2nd SP reinforcement (behind Deduno) in the case of injury/performance. He could very well force a Pelfrey trade if Pelfrey pitches well enough to not be banished to the pen or AAA on his own.