According to today’s Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds will use a 4 man rotation (Wilson, Harang, Milton, and Ortiz) early in the spring. The other starting candidates (Hudson, Claussen, Hancock, and [why… I have no idea] Robertson) will “piggy-back” with one of the starters.

Also, Hancock was scratched from pitching yesterday with a “slighty strained hip flexor”, he’s expected to pitch today. Yeah right, with Doc Hollywood’s clinical abilities, he’ll be on the 60 day DL in a week.

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  1. Baseball Musings

    Back Door Four?
    Redleg Nation points out that Cincinnati is using a four-man rotation this spring. They’re trying the pitchers competing for the five slot as the 2nd pitcher in (so they’re all on a four-man rotation as well). I wonder if this…