The Bartlett decision is still having repercussions. Keep Bartlett, lose Presley, lose Bartlett, sign Fuld, but lose Mastro. Now both Hicks and Fuld are on the concussion DL and who knows who will be playing CF in Comerica Park if Hicks isn't good to go (and Hicks being good to go isn't a particularly good thing).
It's not their fault that all 4 OF's are on the DL at the same time.
It is their fault that they went with Bartlett and 3 catchers and 3 shortstops that they were stuck starting Escobar in the OF with no OF on the bench and Parmelee a phone call away -- a phone call that was not made.
I have defended Gardy's reluctance to DH his only backup catcher, but if the third catcher is Chris Herrmann, it weakens the bench too much. Chris Herrmann should be DFAed. I doubt anyone would claim him, and if he were claimed they have a right handed version of him at Rochester. Dan Rohlfing has Herrmann's skills and can legitimately play first base.
The 13-pitcher issue needs to be dealt with. If the Twins go with Santana at short, they will have two versatile players in reserve in Escobar and Nunez. Add Hicks/Fuld and the alternate catcher and it's not a bad bench, but of course that would require a) a bullpen arm shedded. both Fuld and Hicks spend the minimum time on the concussion DL.