The Reds received permission from Major League Baseball on Saturday to use the DH rule in their Grapefruit League home games against the Tigers on March 10 and 14, the Phillies on March 11 and 16 and the Indians on March 13.
It will give Griffey a chance to get on the field in a game situation for the first time since Aug. 4, 2004, and it will be the next big step in his long recovery from reconstructive surgery on his right hamstring.
“It allows me to go out there and face some pitches,” Griffey said.
So it appears we’ll be able to see Junior very soon.
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