If you are interested in what any of the above players are doing now, take a look at Marc Lancaster’s news and notes column in the Post. For what it’s worth:
Brian Reith is trying to hook on with the Pirates. Redleg Nation wishes him luck.
Ray Olmedo will see his first action today after recovering from Tommy John surgery. I hope he doesn’t play a day for the Reds this season.
Steve Smitherman will be filling in with the big league club for some upcoming split squad games. It does not appear, however, that he is getting any real opportunity to land a spot on the Reds bench for this season. That’s a shame, because he could fill that 25th spot as well as anyone.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.