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.

  • marc

    Im trying to figure out who has the better baseball name out of these two.
    Diamond obviously has the last name working for him but Casey Coleman just sounds like a successful baseball players name…. thoughts?

    • Ace

      Thomas Diamond sounds like Neil Diamond’s unsuccessful lounge-singing-son-turned VH1 reality show star.

  • Mike

    I am still wondering why Marshall isn’t starting. I mean he’s been doing awesome.

    • biggz

      Because he’s a 5-inning starting pitcher, but a top setup man? Leave him be in the niche where he has found the most success.