It appears that catcher Ryan Hanigan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (strained left oblique). Corky Miller has been spotted at Great American Ballpark this morning.
Mark Sheldon reports that Nick Masset (remember him?) will be placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Corky on the 40-man roster.
Also, interestingly, [...]
I know there are varying opinions around the Nation as to how good Nick Masset is/was, but the recent retirement of Brandon Webb got me thinking about shoulder injuries, and thinking about shoulder injuries seemed like a great reason to write a quick post instead of grading essays.
Shoulder injuries have become the new [...]
The state of the Nation is strong. For now. Will it stay that way?
No, I’m not talking about the team. The Redlegs are in tall clover right now. Out of town tryouts in Arizona are underway for the team that won 97 last year. Leading roles have been cast. Understudies will be determined [...]
Mark Sheldon gives up some contract info on guys signed within the last month:
OF Chris Heisey: one-year, $1.325 million contract. Can earn $30,000 bonus for 400 plate appearances.
SS Cesar Izturis: Minor League contract; gets $800,000 if in Majors. If not on the big league roster on June 1, he can be released [...]
The Reds are taking 28 players to San Francisco:
So the Reds will take 28 players in all. Devin Mesoraco, Mike Leake, Logan Ondrusek, Miguel Cairo and Alfredo Simon are probably on the bubble.
Knowing that they’re playing the Giants doesn’t affect things greatly for the Reds.
“We haven’t had a chance to talk [...]
It’s an early August Sunday afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds are attempting to sweep their new rivals to the throne, the surprising Pirates. The Elias Sports Bureau says that Cincinnati’s 22 wins in 25 games is a hot streak of historic proportions, one that even Johnny, Tony, Joe & Pete never crafted, a run [...]
Devin Mesoraco was optioned to AAA Louisville yesterday for relief pitcher J.J. Hoover. Unless he’s replacing an injured player, Mesoraco will have to stay in the minors for 10 days, which has fans questioning his availability on the Reds playoff roster.
Under Major League Rule 40 (a), the pool of players eligible for [...]