Lots of transactions today, though no trades thus far.
First, Ryan Freel has been activated from the disabled list, and Austin Kearns has (finally) been recalled from AAA, where he was pounding the ball. Both of those items are good news.
Further, Anderson Machado and Kevin Kelly were each claimed off waivers today, by the Rockies and Nationals, respectively. Marc Lancaster has all the details.
In the final analysis, all of these are good news for the Reds. The team is stronger today than they were yesterday…though we still need pitching!
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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