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Jeff Biggs: Wood back to AAA after next game in Oakland

I was just listening to Biggsy on AM830 and he speculated that the success Mike Napoli has had at DH may force Brandon Wood back down to Triple-A to bring up a catcher to back up Mathis at the plate. Wood has been sitting nine days of the eleven since being called up. Jeff Biggs predicted Wood may play tomorrow in Oakland then be sent back down after the game.

The depth chart shows every infield position well stocked with experienced back up players, other than catcher, so for Wood it looks like no room at the Inn. It is well known that Scioscia favors sticking with the more experienced players and in Biggs' view Scioscia won't put Wood in at the expense of Figgins "this year."  Scioscia does not want to leave Wood inactive for long to lose whatever he has going so it looks likely we may be saying good bye to Brandon very soon.  Until the event of an on field injury of an infield player(s), I don't see it in the cards for Wood.

On the FSN West post game show player of the game Mike Napoli expressed great satisfaction at DH saying it was fun and gave him a chance to observe other parts of the game more at the same time. It even gave him time to catch for Jose Arredondo warming up in the bullpen. I think it is a good idea to take advantage of Napoli's hot streak while we have it and provide him more at bats. DH is less likely to wear out injury prone Napoli, give Mathis more playing time, plus a chance for Jeff to get his swing in order.

If this is the plan as Biggsy suggests, who will Scioscia tap on the shoulder with his golden wand? Ryan Budde (AVG.139), Bobby Wilson (AVG .333), or?

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