–The All-Time Gold Glove team has been announced, and Reds comprised three of the nine positions: catcher Johnny Bench, 2B Joe Morgan, and OF Ken Griffey, Jr.
Morgan and Bench showed up for this ceremony.
–OF/IF Ryan Freel is going to have surgery:
After several weeks of trying to avoid this option, the Reds’ Ryan Freel will have surgery to repair the torn distal hamstring tendon behind his right knee.
The operation will be performed on Wednesday by team medical director Tim Kremchek, the Reds revealed on Friday. A prognosis for recovery won’t be announced until after the operation.
–Edwin Encarnacion is heating up.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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