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Jeremy Affeldt has proven himself as one of the more valuable relievers in the game. At least for the San Francisco Giants. Affeldt was re-signed to a three-year, $21 million contract this offseason, so the Giants clearly feel he is valuable. Unfortunately, they will be without him for approximately three weeks.
According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Affeldt was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday. He has been diagnosed with an oblique strain likely suffered in his last appearance. Baggarly says Affeldt began complaining of soreness during Monday's off day. The team has recalled Jean Machi to fill the roster spot.
Affedlt is known for his strange injuries, but this one is pretty tame when compared to his usual freakish setbacks. Last year during the post season, he fell down the dugout steps while trying to avoid a foul ball that was rocketing toward the dugout. He has also cut himself while trying to separate two frozen hamburger patties.
The loss of Affeldt will be a difficult one for the Giants in theory, but the team has great pitching all around. Affeldt has struggled so far this season, so the team should be able to find someone to get the job done better than Affeldt has in his six appearances this season. However, Affeldt's history suggests he will get things back on track, and that's the pitcher the Giants don't want to be without.
In his career, Affeldt has a 4.02 ERA. However, he has posted sub-3.00 ERAs in both 2011 and 2012. The Giants are confident he can do that again this year. They will just have to wait to see him do it until he recovers from the oblique strain.
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MLB News: The San Francisco Giants placed pitcher Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 15. He will miss a minimum of two weeks. Jean Machi takes his place.
Fantasy Ramifications: Being that Affeldt is a middle reliever, as solid as he may be, the fantasy value just isn’t there. He should not be owned in any fantasy format.
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Alright, so which Giants pitcher did it? Was it Jose Mijares, who’s on the left and gets blamed for the fart, or was it Jean Machi, who was on the right and smelled it first?
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MLB News: Jean Machi was recalled by the San Francisco Giants Tuesday from Triple-A Fresno. He is expected to pitch middle relief.
Fantasy Ramifications: Machi will be pitching middle relief, so he holds no real value in any fantasy baseball format.
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