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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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Thursday, March 29, 2007

The moves begin

Just walked up to Gary Majewski to ask him about something else. "I just got optioned," he said. "I'll get you after I make this phone call."

More moves are coming.

Majewski was cool with being optioned rather than put on the DL.

"I have an option," he said. "That's their right."

He finished up his chat with the writers by saying, "I'll you guys in about a month." He said he feels great but has to build the stamina to go back-to-back days.


at 3:19 PM Anonymous PaulT2 said...

Can't wait to hear how all of this shakes out!

at 3:37 PM Blogger Exiled in Stl said...

Why didn't they put him on the 15-day DL and then use a rehab assignment instead of using up an option?

at 3:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they are already setting in motion, the plan to keep both livingston and belisle up as well as sarloos. What this is saying is we are going to have an opening STILL at the 5 spot, unless you consider Milton down there already.

at 3:44 PM Anonymous Brian said...

I believe that in order to do that, he would have had to go 15 days without pitching in a game, by optioning him he can start pitching right away.

at 3:46 PM Blogger Britt said...

Exiled - my thinking with Maj is that they don't want to be tied to a time-certain as to when he joins the team. They would be forced to send someone out who might not have played themselves off the team as of yet.

at 3:51 PM Blogger stucky said...

aren't options unlimited for an entire calendar year? not just a set amount of "up and downs" I-71?

at 3:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to keep Burton and Santos? Option Stanton!

at 3:55 PM Blogger cow town said...

they get to pay him a minor league salary by optioning him.

they'd owe him a major league salary if he's on the DL.

at 8:05 PM Blogger Robert said...

Why the heck would you option Stanton? He has a track record of being a heckuva setup man.

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