Ryan Freel is headed for the DL after straining his hamstring against the Phils earlier this evening. It appears that this means we’ll see the walking corpse named Corey Patterson again.

Ugh.

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  1. I’d almost rather bring up Chris Dickerson. At least Dusty wouldn’t have the temptation to start him.

  2. I do find it interesting that Dickerson was pulled in the 4th inning which very well could match up with the 6th when Freel got hurt.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t the Reds have to wait 10 days before they’re allowed to recall a player sent down? I don’t exactly know the rules but if that’s the case I don’t believe it’s been 10 days quite yet.

  3. Forgot to add that although not Corey Patterson, Dickerson hasn’t exactly been awe inspiring down in AAA.

  4. I’d prefer Jolbert Cabrera to the options mentioned.

  5. There is the 10-day rule but there is an exception for injuries. So if a club recalls someone to fill the spot of a player who is going on the DL, the 10-day rule can be ignored.

  6. For the love of God say it isn’t so.

  7. Is Norris Hopper dead? I mean seriously, he had a sore elbow… With Hairston and Janish on the roster, couldn’t the Freel to the DL be the move to get Bailey on the 25 man? Anything but Patterson.

  8. I’d like to think that L’ville pulling Dickerson in the 4th last night means they want to bring him up. He’ll accomplish the same things Patterson would: late game defensive replacement/pinch runner, only Dusty woudln’t be tempted to start him.

  9. I have the same question Bill does:h where the heck is Hopper?

  10. Anthing but cp, you know if he comes up dusty will find a way to get him in the lineup.

  11. After thinking it through I don’t care if Patterson comes up as long as he doesn’t bat higher than 8th.

  12. Today is the 10th day since Patterson’s demotion. Reports have been that Hopper can’t throw, can’t extend his elbow without pain.

  13. I think it’s important to note they’re paying Patterson $3.5 million per year. He is a better player than Dickerson. However, Dickerson being pulled in the 4th does sound like they’re recalling him.

    If I’m GM of the Reds I “gulp” recall Patterson here….he is still on the 40-man roster.

  14. Per Hal McCoy this past Saturday:

    Outfielder Norris Hopper — on the disabled list with an elbow injury — has been sent to extended spring training, although, “there’s not much time left in extended,” Baker said.

    Usually, extended spring training — a few extra minor-leaguers plus rehabbing players — is shut down at the time of the annual free-agent draft, which is Thursday and Friday of next week.

    The Reds had hoped Hopper would be ready to play by now, but, “if he’s in the outfield, he has to be able to throw,” Baker said.

  15. Well it will be CP23, although I’m sure since he did well in his short stint Dusty will think he ‘fixed’ his swing.

  16. You were right, it’s Patterson.

  17. DA’s right. Doesn’t matter if it was yesterday or 10 days ago. If Patterson (or whoever) is replacing a DL’d player, the 10 day wait is waived.

  18. He fixed it all right, he struck out 3 times in 4 at bats on Monday’s game…must have been a fluke. It doesn’t matter, anyone is better than Patterson simply because Crusty refuses to hit him where he’s most appropriate, 8-9!!

  19. Patterson is starting and batting 2nd tonight.

  20. I cannot believe that idiot Baker is batting him second. I wish this game was in Cincinnati so they could boo both of them right out of the place.

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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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