According to the Enquirer, the player to be called up to replace Kelly looks to be Edwin Encarnacion.
Don’t be surprised if it’s third baseman Edwin Encarnacion who is with the team when they open a three-game series in Cleveland tonight. As of Thursday, an Edwin Encarnacion was registered at the Reds’ hotel in Cleveland.
Kearns said he doesn’t expect to get the call, and Reds general manager Dan O’Brien said on his radio show that calling up Kearns was “highly unlikely.”
This decision might make sense for the weekend, when the Reds will be using the DH, but after that, does it make any sense for him to be sittng on the bench for a last place team?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.