Well I ended up trading him shortly after this conversation, so he'll be useful for the AL team that got him and can play him at DH. I would've liked to get his bat in there since, from a purely offensive perspective, he's certainly useful, but ultimately agree that the defense creates bigger problems. Will likely call up Victor Navarre
instead and slot him in at 1B. Thanks for the help and evaluation, just seeing various thought processes has helped out a lot.