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Wetherell Sliding In

CHARLESTON, SC - After beginning the season in the bullpen for the Charleston RiverDogs, Phil Wetherell has joined the starting rotation. As a reliever Wetherell had an ERA of 6.07, 48 strikeouts, and 6 saves in 46 innings pitched. He started off the season strong but has since lost consistency and his move into the rotation is a designed plan to get him more work.

"He's having a hard time being consistent, especially in the second half," Charleston manager Carlos Mendoza said. "He had a very good first half and then struggled a little bit with location." This transition will give Wetherell both more game repetitions on the mound and also more opportunities to work in between games. "We just want him to get in the game early," Mendoza said. "He's...