Clint's cousin passed away sadly after struggling with ALD and Barmes will be flying back to attend the funeral. Our heart and best wishes go to the Barmes family at this time.
Jorge Piedra was optioned to AAA as his rehab for an injured heel is going slower than expected. Also in that linked notes column, Ryan Shealy reveals that the outfield experiment is officially over - he gave away the glove and put on thirty pounds. Baseball with an Altitude has broken out Brad Hawpe's road stats and they are monstrous. Let's hope he carries some of that momentum home.