I thought I’d post the latest transactions, just for the record. Evidently, the Reds told Matt Maloney they were going to demote him because they wanted to bring up a position player. Of course, it would have been nice if they’d brought up a position player who could actually play, but they didn’t.
Today the Reds optioned to Class AAA Louisville LHP Matt Maloney; recalled from Louisville utility player Wilkin Castillo (#26); placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to yesterday, SS Alex Gonzalez (loose bodies, right elbow); transfered to the 60-day disabled list 3B Edwin Encarnacion (broken left wrist); selected from Louisville the contract of IF Danny Richar (#9).
For what it’s worth, I expect the Reds to call up Homer Bailey for Saturday’s game against Cleveland.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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