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.