We’ve talked about Matt LaPorta a lot in the “Around the Major” columns, since it never made sense to me that he was recalled and not given regular playing time. After making his debut on May 3 he appeared in just 13 games hitting .191 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 10 R and 2 SB.
It appears the team has finally decided that he needs to be getting at bats, sending him back to Triple-A according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer (click here for the article). Trevor Crowe was recalled to take his spot on the roster.
Do not write-off LaPorta for the second half, as he is one of the best young hitting prospects in baseball. Hopefully the next time he’s recalled the team doesn’t use him in short spurts, instead throwing him out there and letting him play everyday. Those in yearly leagues, unless you have a deep bench, should move on to other options. Keeper league owners clearly need to stash him away.
What does everyone else think of this decision?
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