aurilia (starting in the 2-hole for some ungodly reason) just pulled up short, grabbing his hammy. watch this, because this could mean more playing time for freel. he's now listed as day-to-day with a strained hamstring.
on a side note, lopez is stepping up. this (aurilia's strained hambone) might be just the chance he needs to cement his role as the everyday shortstop.
If you need steals (7 in the last 2 weeks), he is even a better option now that Aurilia is DL'ed. I started him this week over Hairston (about to be dropped). Also, I might move him to MI and trade C. Izturis (when is he going to start to run???), after Vidro returns.