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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, April 12, 2007

Gonzalez out

The Reds placed shortstop Alex Gonzalez on the bereavement list. He miss at least three days and maximum of seven. He returned to attend to a family matter in Venezuela (he has a sick child).

The Reds will make a roster move before tomorrow's game. The only two middle infielders on the 40-man not on the 25-man are hurt (Jerry Gil and Jeff Keppinger). My guess is it will be Norris Hopper, if his heel's OK and he played both games of the doubleheader yesterday. He came up as a second baseman. Juan Castro will likely get the starts at SS Gonzalez misses.

It's cold and Chicago is living up to the Windy City tag. Hopefully, it will be a little nicer tomorrow. If the weather doesn't change, it will be a lot like the last five games of the homestand -- in other words, very un-Arizona-like.


at 10:40 PM Blogger Gene in WV said...

Hope all goes as well as possible for Gonzales. Castro could use a few at bats, and a little playing time to keep him sharp. In short stints, he ususally does very well.

at 10:43 PM Blogger Gene in WV said...

Sorry to hear this concerning Gonzalez. Hope all goes as well as possible.

Castro could use a little playing time to keep him sharp. He usually plays very well over a short period of time.

at 2:35 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better idea. Didn't Brandon Phillips come up as a shortstop out of Montreal's minor league system? Let's put Phillips at SS, move Freel in at 2B and get Hamilton some PT in the outfield. I think you do that and that boy ain't ever comin' out of the line up. He's gonna be special so let's get him in there now.

Mansfield, OH
Stinking Cleveland Country

at 8:58 AM Blogger Ben & Angie said...

Sorry Gene...

Here what the lineup SHOULD be...

Freel 2b
Phillips SS
Dunn LF
EE 3b
Griff RF
Hamilton CF
Hatteberg 1B
Ross C
Cy Young Harang P

at 9:25 AM Blogger Jim S said...

Your comments about Narron taking charge are right on! It will be interesting to see if the same rules apply to Jr.

I hope the Cowboy keeps his job after criticizing Jr.

at 9:36 AM Anonymous Andy said...

Looks beautiful (but chilly ~42) right now here in Chicago. Let's hope it keep up.

at 10:35 AM Blogger Gene in WV said...

Ben And Angie,

Can't say I agree with you. Putting Freel at 2nd, and Phillips at short (has never proved he can play there on the MLB level), makes us weaker at both middle infield spots on defense.

Offense is fine, defense is better, although not as interesting.

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