Kennil Gomez (ankle) and Fabio Castillo (rib) to the DL for Bak with Andrew Laughter joining the staff from extended (rehabbing).
The injury to Gomez might explain Font's promotion. His #s suggest that he hasn't quite earned it yet this year: h/9 up, bb/9 down, so/9 even. However he has yet to pitch more than 5 innings to start the year and is only averaging a little more than 4.1 innings per start!
Interesting comment by Scioscia on Salty:
"He has a terrific arm, I think when he throws to second base, he's accurate," Scioscia said. "So, when he throws to the pitcher, we've learned through some guys who have had it, it's obviously a feel and release-point issue where he doesn't feel comfortable throwing short distances. I wouldn't say it's very common, but it does happen to some players."
And this comment by Torii Hunter on Andrus' stellar 8th inning play:
"That's the best play that's been made on me. Ever," Hunter said. "That guy can really play. He was in left field and made a heck of a throw. That was a sweet play the more I think about it."