1. The Reds claimed 25 yr LHP Jon Coutlangus from the Giants. Stats:
2. RHB Chris Denorifa was recalled from AAA Louisville. Stats:
3. RHP Ryan Wagner was sent down to AAA, leaving Mike Burns as the 12th man in the bullpen. There were actually rumors of him being traded, and I hope this is not a precursor to those rumors. Wagner may have struggled thus far in his career, but I think the guy still has some substantial upside. Further, he's been the victim of being rushed to the big leagues, bad defense, and some really bad luck:
|2003/U of Houston||79.1||16.8||2.4||0.11||0.299||1.93||0.42||---||---||---|
4. The Reds signed 34-year old LHP Darrell May to a minor league contract. Stats:
5. Quintin McCracken (injury), Jacob Cruz (ineffectiveness), Frank Menechino (too many 2B's), and Brian Buchanan (happy to be employed), and Dane Sardinha (too many C's; must clear waivers) were all sent down to AAA as well. I'll forgo stats until they get recalled this season, but none have been particularly effective hitters except maybe Menechino (decent OBP). This leaves LHB Andy Abad, 34, as the 25th man and 5th outfielder. Stats:
I'm going to be launching a new series very soon that will take a reasonably in depth look at each player on the Reds roster, so stay tuned!