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Solution to roster crunch -- bench anyone that can hit!

In Mark Gonzales' Trib story about Jerry Owens:


Podsednik batted seventh in the first game, and Guillen said he likes the idea of having speed at the bottom of the order...

Darin Erstad is expected to return soon from a minor-league rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Charlotte. Erstad, however, is another left-handed hitting outfielder. Guillen said the logjam could be alleviated somewhat if Erstad occasionally plays first base to give Paul Konerko a rest.

"If [Owens] continues to play the way he is now, it's going to be a tough situation because I'll let him play more," Guillen said.

That's right, Ozzie wants Owens, Pods, and Erstad in the same lineup. He likes Pods hitting 7th to get some speed there. He's gonna sit Konerko so that Owens, Pods, and Erstad can play. As a bonus, maybe he'll stop playing Mack and his rising trade value to get the No-Power Trio on the field.

I'm not sure this was worth a diary, but I found it amusing and that's what I'm looking for as a fan at this point.

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