After two poor starts (three, if you count his deceptively bad debut against the Brewers), Thomas Diamond has been bumped from the rotation in favor of (surprise) another rookie.
Casey Coleman will take Diamond’s spot in the rotation this week, according to ESPN Chicago. Although the youngster has an ERA over 8, he’s thrown consecutive, long scoreless appearances out of the pen. The Cubs’ system’s pitcher of the year last year, Coleman’s ceiling is as a back of the rotation innings eater, so he’ll get his shot to pull a Randy Wells.
In related news, Andrew Cashner has apparently made illicit love to a close family member of Lou Piniella’s.