Elarton to be skipped?

The ABJ is reporting that Scott Elarton’s next start may be skipped. It’s about friggin’ time. If Aaron Boone can be benched for his .139 average, Elarton and his 7.47 ERA certainly deserve to be skipped. He’s given up 41 hits in 31 innings with 12 walks, and he followed up his one truly effective start of the season (3 ER in 6 IP against the Royals on May 1) by getting bombed by the Rangers his last time out (6 ER in 6.1 IP). The ABJ says Jake Westbrook would slide up to take Elarton’s start, though if a permanent change was made regarding Elarton, we’d see one of the young arms called up. Stay tuned.

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