Here’s a press release from the Reds. I think it’s safe to say that the Reds will be a better team tomorrow than they were yesterday:

Prior to tomorrow night’s game in St. Louis, the Reds are expected to return from a rehabilitation assignment, recall from Class AAA Louisville and reinstate from the 15-day disabled list OF Josh Hamilton and recall from Louisville RHP Todd Coffey.

They will take the roster spots of RHP Brad Salmon, who today was optioned to Louisville, and OF Dewayne Wise, who has been outrighted to Louisville.

Since May 22 Hamilton has been on the 15-day disabled list with gastroenteritis. He hit safely in all 6 of rehab appearances for the Bats (8-24, .333, 1 2b, 4hr, 6rbi, 2sb). When he went on the DL Hamilton was hitting .261 with 8 HR and 18 RBI in 37 games for the Reds.

Coffey began the season with the Reds and went 1-1, 4.94 in 26 relief appearances before he was optioned to Louisville on May 24. He did not allow a run in 6 appearances for the Bats (5.2ip, 3h, 1bb, 9k, .158oba).

Salmon went 0-1, 4.50 in 11 relief apps for the Reds.

Wise appeared in 5 games for the Reds.

Salmon wasn’t bad; I’d have preferred he stay instead of Stanton, but that’s the way this business works.

Wise, I won’t miss.

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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 chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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6 Responses

  1. Y-City Jim

    They should have brought Ted Power along with Coffey. They could have sent Hume down with Salmon (or better yet, Stanton).

  2. Phil Rizzuto Parmesan

    Granted it was in a small number of innings, but Salmon’s WHIP was 1.10 and his BABIP was .174, lowest on the team. Now that BABIP certainly reflects some breaks going his way, particularly with our defense. But Stanton’s figures are 1.69 (2nd on the team behind the Magic Man’s 2.67) and .391 [again 2nd behind Majewski’s .533(!!)]. Coffey’s at 1.61 and .43, FWIW.

    We’d be a better team still w/o Stanton or The Trade.

  3. Phil Rizzuto Parmesan

    Damn, that’s .343 for Java Man.

  4. Michael

    Unless some other team thinks that they can tap some potential from an almost 30 year old, .201 lifetime hitter – this is probably the end of a major league career for DeWayne Wise.

    Unofficially, on behalf of your friends from Redleg Nation, thanks for the memories, DeWayne! (I’m sure that Chad will miss you too.)

  5. Michael

    Oh, I meant “Dewayne” (not “DeWayne”)…he made quite an impression on me as you can see…

  6. Joe

    The conveyer belt is in good shape between the GAP and Louisville, but overall direction for this team is nil!