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Just a few minor league hits to get this offseason started:

  • Jamie Ramsey has an update with good news about one of the minor acquisitions of last year's offseason, Jose Arredondo:

RHP Jose Arredondo, who is recovering from "Tommy John Surgery" (2/2/10), gave up a run in 1.0 inning of work (1h, 1bbb, 1k).  He threw 24 pitches, 12 for strikes and dialed up the radar gun to 93mph.

     Good signs so far.

 

  • It's finally official: the Reds new Class A-Advanced affiliate is the Bakersfield Blaze.  The Blaze has hosted such prestigious players as Josh Hamilton, Mike Piazza, and Edinson Volquez.  I think I speak for both of us here at Farmers Only when we say "bleh".  I don't think anyone's really looking forward to reporting on games that start at 11PM ET.
  • Winter ball and AFL rosters are finally set.  Here's where our guys are playing:
Arizona Fall League
Venezuelan Winter League
RHP James Avery (Peoria)
RHP Jeremy Horst (Peoria)
LHP Phillipe Valiquette (Peoria)
C Devin Mesoraco (Peoria)
SS Kris Negron (Peoria)
OF Dave Sappelt (Peoria)
RHP Aguido Gonzalez (Anzoategui)
3B Carlos Mendez (Anzoategui)
LHP Ben Jukich (Caracas)
RHP Chad Reineke (Caracas)
OF Daniel Dorn (Caracas)
RHP Doug Salinas (Magallanes)
RHP Ruben Medina (La Guiara)
2B Jose Gualdron (La Guiara)
RHP Jesus Delgado (Aragua)
Mexican Winter League
RHP Daniel Guerrero (Guasave)
RHP Matt Klinker (Obregon)

 

Still waiting for the Dominican and Puerto Rican leagues to start, but that should be enough to keep us occupied for a bit.