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Monday, July 25, 2011

Romine and Joseph out of the Thunder lineup

With trade season upon us, a prospect's omission from a lineup is sure to cause a stir. So when the Thunder's lineup was posted earlier, sans Corban Joseph and Austin Romine, more than a few bells went off in the head of yours truly.

Romine's absence is particularly interesting, considering he also didn't play on Sunday and there'd been no report of any injury. He normally is slotted in as the designated hitter when he gets a day off behind the plate, but he's been totally inactive over the last two evenings.

As for Joseph, he's raised his prospect status quite a bit over the summer, and would be a fine piece to a trade package. He last had a day off on Monday in Erie, so it's not like he's gone a month without a breather.

Both players would fit will in a deal, but then again, this could simply be a case of heightened sensitivity due to the time of year.

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