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Bizarre comment from Bochy?

Or am I reading to much into this? From the Vizquel unlikely to make home opener story on mlb.com:

Although second baseman Ray Durham said that his bruised left shoulder felt fine, he was benched in favor of Eugenio Velez for the second game in a row. Asked if this reflected Bochy's preference for Velez or the need to give Durham additional rest, Bochy replied, "A little bit of both, but more my decision [to play Velez]. I figured Durham still would be a little sore, but, honestly, I haven't talked with him. Velez is 100 percent [healthy] and he's playing well." [emphasis added]

 Anyone else find that completely bizarre? I understand playing Velez over Durham (duh), but:

  1. Durham tells this reporter he feels fine
  2. Bochy assumes Durham is sore
  3. Bochy tells same reporter that he hasn't even spoken to his (erstwhile) starting second baseman.

How is Durham supposed to feel if he reads this? How does a skipper tell a reporter that he hasn't even bothered to ask after one of his starting players?

Curious, I tell you.

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