As of this writing, Dodgers reliever Will Ohman has not pitched in 8 days.
I can’t find any news of an injury or anything, or any mention of him in the news at all for that matter, and if I didn’t know Joe Torre was the Dodgers manager, I might think he fell into a black hole or something.
But apparently Joe Torre’s legendarily bad bullpen management is only getting more nonsensically rigid as he ages. Apparently Torre’s conception of Ohman’s role in the pen is so specific that a situation only comes up every two weeks or so.
Torre clearly has no understanding of the need to keep relievers fresh by getting them some work every now and again, even if it is not the exact, perfect, totally conventional situation to use them in.
Meanwhile, he is currently pitching reliever Ramon Troncoso into his 4th inning of work at Coors field. Sheesh.