From Lance McAlister’s blog:

The Reds could announce a DL move involving Josh Hamilton this afternoon.

I really hope this is just a minor stomach problem and nothing more serious….no type of relapse or anything along those lines.

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.

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  1. He’s getting tested up to 3 times a week. If it were a relapse he’d be suspended and out of baseball probably forever.

  2. Is this the return of Double “E”?

  3. Yep, Rosecrans says EdE has been recalled.

  4. Good info Tyler. That should relieve some fears.

  5. I’m confused…what does how often he’s being tested or the probable consequences of a relapse have to do with the possibility that he could relapse?

  6. I believe Tyler’s point, Bill, was that the frequency of testing implies that in the event of a relapse the Reds (and presumably, us) would be aware of it in short order. It would be quite unlikely that a relapse would or could be hidden, or disguised as anything else – like, say, a DL move or some other procedure.

  7. Ok, I can see that. Could medical confidentiality laws come into play anywhere on a situation like this?

  8. Possibly medical confidentiality could play a role, though I think the involvement of MLB & the Commissioner in the drug policy (as opposed to just the club) would mitigate any privacy obligation that individual teams have. They haven’t been coy about the drug policy suspensions they’ve enforced to this point.

  9. True….I hope that all this is is a bad stomach problem. It’s odd, he was in uniform yesterday and could have PH according to Narron, today he’s on the DL.

    ‘Course this is the Reds medical staff….

  10. Sure, there’s medical privacy issues, but I doubt the team could mask a suspension with a trip to the DL.

  11. Yeah, Hamilton was really pushing to start yesterday, even – it was his birthday and he wanted to get out there and celebrate. But Marty said last night something like “Narron took a look at him and he still looked a little ‘shaky’ after the stomach ailment, so he didn’t get the start.”

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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.

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2007 Reds, Reds - General