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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Cut day (updated version)

It's a cut day. But the big one was Homer Bailey. He took it well.

"I knew coming (to camp) that it was going to happen," he said. "Wayne (Krivsky) said, 'keep doing what you're doing. You'll be here when you're ready.'"

Joey Votto was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Left-hander Michael Gosling, catchers Dan Conway and Ryan Hanigan and Bailey were re-assigned to the minor league camp. Right-handers Kerry Ligtenberg and Brian Meadows were released.

"If Ligtenberg didn't make the team, he was going home," Krivsky said. "Meadows wasn't going to Triple-A either. We did it now to given them a chance to catch on with another team."

"If Homer's case, he needed to get innings," Jerry Narron said. "Votto needed at-bats."

The roster is down to 43 active players.


at 9:53 AM Blogger cincikid said...

It was a given. Just a matter of time. It's not Bailey time, yet. It's Belisle's time to shine.
Meadows was really impressive this spring. He will be with another team this season. I hope he goes to the AL.

at 10:08 AM Blogger docproc said...

I hope the release of Ligtenberg and Meadows increases the chances of keeping Burton. I'm with you, John: Burton and Salmon are two live young arms worth cultivating.

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