Considering the price to abolish T-Virus from the roster,The Reds organization chose to keep him as a pinch-runner/CF punching bag. Instead they chose to take their chances by out-righting CF Darnell McDonald. After thinking about how many people would have to meet an untimely death before he could see GABP again, he chose to take his chances with the free agent market. They don't call it the Hot Stove for nothing!
The Red today announced some minor roster changes. With an overstaffed Center-Field position, we knew someone had to go.
Speaking of Hot Stove, Ramon is looking for work. No not Hernadezzz, The right handed reliever Ramon Ramirez was claimed off waivers by the Rays today. I know his numbers this year weren't top 100 Reds of all time material, But I had high hopes for this guy. Sure he didn't wow you with his 6-7 4.03 ERA In Louisville, or with the 3.65 in 12.1 innings GABP. But this guy had a damn good arsenal of pitches. At least I can still watch Viola take his place.
In other news, with a shortage of catchers in Cincinnati, Utility player Wilkin Casillio preferred to stick around a little longer. Him and the Reds signed a minor league contract for the 2010 season with a clause about him being invited to spring training with the other big kids. His 2009 numbers are god-like at 667/667/667 with three at bats.
I hear the Brewers are looking for a short reliever after they canned Weathers.
And there's this guy Gonzalez that's up for grabs if anyone in south-west Ohio needs a SS...