Dustin Moseley could be asked to start over the weekend, he could be asked to stay in his current role of late-inning relief help, or he could wind up as guy without a role. Such is life for a young pitcher that can do it all. Sometimes you get shuffled right out of a spot.
With Bartolo Colon stepping aside for his next start on Saturday, Moseley is a candidate to replace him. Those odds are long though because Moseley has proven to be a valuabe piece of the bullpen just in front of setup man Scot Shields and closer Francisco Rodriguez. But Justin Speier is a week or so away from returning from an intestinal virus and is expected to resume his seventh-inning role soon after. So what happens to Moseley then?
“We’ll maybe try to get Justin some innings to get his feet back on the ground (when he returns),” manager Mike Scioscia said. “Once Justin’s full boar and pitching at the back end of games, Dustin’s shown he can add depth to that role. It doesn’t mean he will totally be knocked out of it but it’ll give you another arm that is effective in that role and makes that pyramid wider, which makes it better leading up to Frankie.”