3. Josh Sborz
Sborz is currently on the 15-day IL with right biceps tendinitis and hasn't pitched since Sept. 4. It's unclear when or if he'll be able to return, but I'm ready to move on from him at this point.
Dating back to last year, the results just haven't been there for him. He has a 6.00 ERA since the beginning of 2022, including a 5.80 mark this year.
While he does have great stuff and misses plenty of bats when he's on (11.9 K/9 over last two years), his command is too erratic. He allows too many walks (career 4.1 BB/9) and homers (career 1.4 HR/9), which is not a good combination when the postseason rolls around.
Sborz also seemed to be wearing down in August and looked totally cooked right before he went on the IL. Over his six most recent appearances, he had a horrendous 23.40 ERA and a 14.86 FIP.
At this point, we can't wait for him to get his groove back or rebuild his arm strength. There's just not enough time to get him ready for the postseason, and I'm not sure I'd want him pitching anyways even if he was healthy.
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