In what was pretty much a foregone conclusion at this point, the Pirates announced tonight that Craig Monroe has made the 25-man roster. To make room for him, ¡Romulo! Sanchez has been cut from the 40-man roster and will be put on waivers. I can’t help but think this is the front office’s way of ensuring that there’s not a Romulo Sanchez bobblehead night this year.
OK, that’s not true. But don’t be fooled by Monroe’s good spring; he hit pretty terribly with the Twins last year in a role very similar to the one he’s going to play with the Pirates this year. If we’re lucky, he might be this year’s Jason Michaels. If we’re unlucky? Hey, at least Jeff Salazar’s in AAA.