Plenty of people fired verbal darts at Brian Cashman at the trade deadline when he did not trade for Jarrod Washburn.
Washburn is 1-2 with a 6.81 ERA in six starts for the Tigers. He has allowed 11 homers in 37 innings. Oh, by the way, Seattle wanted Austin Jackson for him.
A few other notes:
• Nice to see good guy Aaron Boone back with the Astros after heart surgery. He will be activated today.
• Don Zimmer is having back surgery and will be laid up for a bit. Good luck to him.
• A-Rod is now saying there’s an 80-percent chance he won’t need a second surgery on his right hip. This contradicts what Rodriguez and his doctor said in March. At that time, the “hybrid” surgery he was having was only a precursor to a complete repair of the bone deformity that caused his torn hip labrum. According to his surgeon, the surgery in March was designed only to get him through the season with a minimal loss of games.
It’s fortunate for Alex that the hybrid surgery worked so well. But will this injury return? Given that Rodriguez is signed through the end of the 2017 season, the Yankees could be dealing with his issue for a long time.