The big day: Griffey's playing
Ken Griffey Jr. is in the lineup and in right field for today's game with the Philadelphia Phillies.
"I asked if he was ready and he said he was ready," Reds manager Jerry Narron said.
Griffey will get two or three at-bats today.
By starting today, Griffey could play in as many as eight games before Opening Day, ample time to get ready.
"We'll see how he is," Narron said. "We'll see on the wrist responds. He won't play in them all. He'll in as many as possible."
Narron didn't think the transition from center field to right field would be a big hurdle.
"If you can play, you can play (anywhere) if you're a good outfielder," Narron said.
Griffey missed the first 22 games of spring while recovering from a broken hand suffered in a December accident.
Ryan Freel CF
Adam Dunn LF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Joey Votto 1B
Alex Gonzalez SS
David Ross C
Bronson Arroyo P
Put Scott Hatteberg is Votto's spot and Aaron Harang is Arroyo's, and that could very well be the Opening Day lineup.