From the AP:

Ellison, who batted .283 in 63 games this season, is expected to join the Reds on Thursday, when they will make a roster move. The Reds had 12 position players on the roster for Wednesday night’s game with Los Angeles. Ellison was let go by the Mariners this month when they called up top prospect Adam Jones.

The 29-year-old spent most of the 2005 and 2006 seasons with San Francisco, batting .264 with four home runs and 14 stolen bases in 2005. He began last season with the Giants, played most of the second half with Triple-A Fresno, then was recalled in September.

Guess this means they won’t be calling up Jay Bruce, at least not before September, if then.

UPDATE: The Reds sent Todd Coffey to Louisville to make room for Ellison.

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15 Responses

  1. hammer1

    I hope he ‘knows how to play the game’ 🙂

  2. Y-City Jim

    For a small market team with a limited budget, it sure seems as if we throw a lot of money away on guys like this. Call up the players you already have on the payroll.

  3. doug

    So what does this guy bring to the table that Chris Dickerson can’t do? Better question…. what does he do that negates the fact that Dickerson knows what a walk is and has a TON more power?

  4. GodlyCynic

    It’s obvious. Krivsky is generally afraid of anyone in their early 20’s or younger as they remind him of his own mortality. He was quoted early in his career with Minnesota as saying, “Being in a clubhouse filled with kids straight out of high school and college makes me cry at night. If I were the GM, I’d ship them all back down and sign Rondell White to a multi-year contract. That’ll show them.” Tragically, Castellini did not read this interview until too late and still thinks that Krivsky is the mastermind behind the Twins who is implementing his “plan” here.

  5. Dan

    Career minor league numbers:

    Dickerson – .257/.360/.400 (1785 AB)

    Hopper – .289/.343/.335 (3407 AB)

    Ellison – .305/.372/.417 (2508 AB)

    Dickerson is 25, Hopper is 28, Ellison is 29.

    I don’t think any of them are more than a 5th outfielder… and frankly you have to think Ellison is the best of the bunch.

    Not a big deal, but not a bad move in my opinion.

  6. Dan

    I don’t think Dickerson is much of a prospect at all, if his numbers indicate anything.

  7. Dan

    The guy I want is Carlos Quentin! Now HE could be a part of the future, and the Arizona outfield is overflowing now.

    Quentin – .313/.430/.528 (1270 AB)

    Quentin is 24 (almost 25)… and is having a terrible year…

    Come on Wayne… buy low on Quentin! (Would have to be after the season, I suppose, b/c there’s no way he’d clear waivers.)

  8. Matt McWax

    I think Krivsky really spies OBP and Ellison has had it and low k’s in the minors. Dickerson will play every day in AAA and will compete for a spot in spring training. I still see Dickerson as a prospect despite his age but he’s a .220 hitter in the majors right now by my estimation. Ellison is right handed as well which is an advantage in our current OF mix. Decent pickup I think.

  9. GodlyCynic

    If Krivsky loved OBP so much, Matt, he would show Dunn some love.

  10. Tom

    Was Wayne afraid the store would run out of Norris Hoppers? Can hardly wait until tomorrow to see the associated roster move.

    I’m with Dan, had my eye on Quentin for some time now. Now that would be an acquisition worth discussing.

  11. GregD

    Krivsky first move as GM was to sign Dunn to the extension he currently has. I’ve never heard Krivsky speak negatively of Dunn, and given how little he tells the media, I have trouble believing their negativity towards Dunn stems from any front office comments.

  12. GodlyCynic

    Didn’t Krivsky recently given an interview where he hyped up the importance of batting average just before the trade deadline? That’s pretty much an indictment right there of Dunn plus really old-school thinking from a man who has clearly learned nothing about statistical analysis.

  13. GregD

    The only thing I’ve read/seen from Krivsky in the past month is a bunch of “no comments” and then his attempt to explain Tuesday’s roster moves.