This makes me wonder if an outfielder isn't going to go soon:
First baseman Scott Hatteberg has agreed to a one-year major league contract. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow. Don't imagine that bodes too well for Jacob Cruz's chances of making the team out of camp.
Also, Johnny Almarez is now the Director of player development and international scouting.
Tim Naehring is now the Minor League Field Coordinator. What that is I have no idea, but it definitely sounds like a demotion to me.
Bob Miller, formerly the assistant GM for the Arizona Diamondbacks, is now the Director of baseball administration. He's apparently Kullman's replacement.
And finally, Scott Nethery, a former scout with the Mets and Braves, is now a special assistant to the GM.
I think more happened this morning/weekend than happened the entire time Dan O'Brien was general manager.
Hatteberg is coming off a rough year, but he's been an adequate first baseman for the A's over the past few years. His signing really makes me think that another shoe is going to drop, because the Reds didn't really need a backup first basemen with Javier Valentin available most days.
If any of the Big 4 outfielders (Junior, Pena, Kearns, Dunn) is traded then Hatteberg would become a starter at first.