Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
The Colorado Rockies lost Kent Matthes to the Oakland A's on a waiver claim today. They put Matthes on waivers, likely because they needed his roster spot. They're planning to put one of the non-roster invites on the roster.
The Rockies beat writers seem to think that player is likely catcher Michael McKenry. However, Greg Stanwood of RockiesRoster.com thinks it might be Paul Janish who has won himself a roster spot.
There are two non-roster players in the mix for 40-man roster spots right now: infielder Paul Janish, who could easily be described as the Spring MVP, who has surprised no one with his defensive success, definitely has surprised everyone with his offensive production. Now that it seems certain that the Rockies intend to use the 25th roster spot for another infielder, this could be a move to make room for Janish if the team has chosen him over Ryan Wheeler or another possible infielder.
Janish started at SS today, and did not hurt his chances. Made a nice play on defense, and was 1 for 2 with a bunt single.
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