The decision has been made: Tony Gwynn is headed back to AAA. I think that's the right decision--so long as Ned is stuck on 12 pitchers, anyway). Gross has been slumping lately, going 1 for his last 21, including a bunch of 0-fers as the DH, but before that stretch, he was hitting a very healthy 240/391/500. That might be a little optimistic for what we can expect of him, but 250/350/450 seems reasonable if we can get him enough at-bats to stay fresh.
In other news, I'm thrilled to have Rickie back. When he hit the DL, somebody in my fantasy league dropped him, and I picked him up. Then BJ Upton (my second baseman) got hurt, so I had two injured second sackers. An interesting note about his injury comes from Will Carroll today:
I make it a point never to doubt the advances of sports medicine, but I had no idea things had changed so much. Not only is Rickie's career not over, but the wrist injury seems relatively minor, as well.