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Mike Burns gone

And mere minutes after posting that Mike Burns probably ought to be sent down, I read this:

Mike Burns is gone, optioned to Louisville, and that's not going to change. As for Michael Gosling being here...I don't know that he's getting too comfortable. It sounds like he basically is insurance in case Harang gets knocked out early today, since Belisle won't be available as a long man.

I would be very surprised if a move isn't made after the game to bring a more situational reliever -- Brian Shackelford, most likely -- up to take Burns' spot permanently. But, stay tuned...

It would be good to see Shackelford get another spot, even though I still don't think the Reds really need to be carrying 12 pitchers.