I was questioning the Ryan and Olivo choices at first, too. But then it became clear that Wedge is, once again, trying to load the line up with righties against the LHP Wilk. Over his career, Wilk allows RH to hit .313/.333/.594/.927 off him, while holding LH to .250/.323/.357/.680. That's the kind of platoon splits you need to exploit.
Choosing the right handed Ryan (.190/.346/.357/.703) vs the left handed Seager (.267/.279/.400/.679) would be a toss up in most cases. Against Wilk's platoon splits? And considering Ryan's much better SS defense than an out-of-position Seager? And seeing that Seager loses almost 200 points of his OPS against LHP while Ryan gains about 50?
Playing Ryan is the right choice here.
Olivo at DH really bothered me. Then I looked at the remaining roster. Liddi is playing. Wells is playing. Jaso is LH and has big platoon splits. Kawasaki is LH and can't hit his way out of a paper bag. That leaves Seager (.208/.296/.271/.567 lifetime against LHP), the switch-hitting Figgins (crappy no matter which side he hits from), or Olivo (steaming pile, but slightly better against LHP) to choose from.
Given those choices, I probably would have held my nose and gone with Figgins. But Olivo isn't that much worse of a choice.
Evan White - 1B drafted out of Kentucky. Currently hitting .277/.345/.532/.877 for the AquaSox
Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Forrest Snow - Signed a minor league deal with the Brewers. Split time between AA and AAA this season.
Alex Jackson - Traded to Atlanta, moved back to catcher and finally hit well in High-A ball. Now hitting .091/.412/.182/.594 in AA
Eric Thames - Slowed down after a hot start. Hitting .253/.373/.537/.910 for the Brewers.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Now sells cigars.
Mike Morse - Back with the SF Giants but hasn't played since May due to injuries. Looks like time has caught up with him.
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems. Now a national scout for the Cards.