Aurilia ready to play but remains on DL

SAN FRANCISCO — Infielder Rich Aurilia was eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday. He remained in limbo instead.

“I think he’s physically ready,” manager Bruce Bochy said of Aurilia, who had tendinitis in his left ankle. “We just don’t have a move to make right now.”

In other words, the Giants would rather have rookie Ryan Rohlinger on their 25-man roster than Aurilia, who has a wealth of experience and, despite his .220 batting average, remains more than capable of battling the best of pitchers, particularly during the late innings.

So Aurilia must wait until roster limits expand to 40 next Tuesday to be activated. Wisely, he remained mostly mum regarding Thursday’s non-events.

“I don’t make those decisions,” he said. “I’m healthy and ready to play.”

— Chris Haft


Cmon Chris, really? Fight good pitchers in the late innings, that’s what were down to saying?

I love Richie and everything he has done for the organization, but he is done as an Major League hitter.

I know you have to give the company line when writing for, but you should give your readers more credit.

Have any pride left Richie? Retire with some dignity.

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