Cuts and the Opening Day lineup
The Reds cut outfielder Dewayne Wise, infielders Anderson Machado and Mark Bellhorn and catcher Ryan Jorgensen. All were re-assigned to the minor-league camp.
In Bellhorn's case, he has the option of taking his release. He had a decent spring at the plate -- .250, a home and eight RBI in 40 at-bats. But defensively, he was shaky.
Jerry Narron was impressed with the Jorgensen, but he hasn't been able to play since taking a foul tip in the worst possible place. It was a pretty serious deal. "We just got to get him healthy," Narron said.
Wise is a guy the Reds could go get if they need an outfielder.
The lineup for today: Ryan Freel CF, Adam Dunn LF, Brandon Phillips 2B, Ken Griffey Jr. RF, Edwin Encarnacion 3B, Scott Hatteberg 1B, Alex Gonzalez ss, David Ross C, Bobby Livingston P. That's the Opening Day eight in order.
The roster is down to 34 healthy players.
Speaking of health, Gary Majewski is scheduled to pitch in today's game. My guess is he still starts the year on the DL. That's probably will be the case with Bill Bray, who still can't even toss because of his bad finger.
Here's my roster:
Starting pitchers: Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo, Kyle Lohse, Eric Milton and Matt Belisle.
Bullpen: David Weathers, Mike Stanton, Dustin Hermanson, Todd Coffey, Rheal Cormier, Jared Burton and Kirk Saarloos.
Starting 8: Freel, Dunn, Phillips, Griffey, Encarnacion, Hatteberg, Gonzalez, Ross.
Bench: Javy Valentin, Juan Castro, Josh Hamilton, Chris Denorfia and Jeff Conine.
DL: Bray and Majewski.
Cut: Bobby Livingston, Chad Moeller, Jerry Gil, Elizardo Ramirez, Jon Coutlangus, Victor Santos and Norris Hopper.