Originally Posted by Ziggy
They signed Koppen 8 days before Blake went on the IR.
Pretty much. Both Blake and Walton were healthy when Koppen was signed. Koppen was signed 9/11. Blake hurt his thumb in practice on 9/14, and placed on IR 9/18. Walton hurt ankle 9/30 and placed on IR 10/1.
They got Koppen pretty cheap, and I'm not sure his signing was necessarily indicative of a problem with Blake.