Just yesterday I speculated that the Pirates may have disabled Zach Duke with a phantom injury as a way of taking his underwhelming performances out of the spotlight of a major-league rotation.
This morning, Dejan reports in the Post-Gazette that Salomon Torres has filed a grievance against the team and has demanded a trade because of an extended rehab stint:
"I've given everything I have to the team, to the city of Pittsburgh, and I would like nothing more than to be part of a championship there," Torres said by phone from Bradenton, Fla., where he is rehabilitating his right elbow. "But I've had enough. They tricked me into signing that contract, and what they are doing to me now is retaliation because I complained about it."
The "retaliation" to which Torres referred, as he explained, ...
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