06/21/2005

Basham Promoted

Bobby Basham’s rehab seems to be coming right along, it’s on to AA for him, here’s a note from the Cincy Enquirer:

Bobby Basham, who was the Reds’ No. 2-ranked prospect by Baseball America going into the 2003 season, is being promoted from Single-A Sarasota to Double-A Chattanooga.

He’ll start for the Lookouts tonight. Basham is coming back from shoulder surgery.

Basham, the seventh-round pick in 2001, went 5-2 with a 3.75 ERA in the first half at Single-A Sarasota this season, earning the promotion.

“He’s throwing very well,” said Naehring.

“He’s throwing strikes. His stuff is still coming around. We’d like to see the opponent batting average lower. But his arm feels good.”

Right-handers Brad Morenko (6-1, 2.49 ERA) and Blake Hendley (6-0, 0.98 ERA, seven saves) were selected to represent Dayton in the Midwest League all-star game. Morenko will be promoted to high-A Sarasota today.

Later,
Tom