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Just talked to Wayne Krivsky about the moves:
The Reds announced this:
"The Reds and RHP Todd Coffey have agreed to terms on a 1-year contract extension through the 2008 season...Coffey most likely would have been eligible for arbitration following this season as a "Super 2"...also today, RHP Jared Burton (strained left hamstring) was transferred from Louisville to Chattanooga on a rehabilitation assignment."
The Reds had been talking with Coffey since spring training. It wasn't a matter of simply avoiding the pending arbitration.
"I'm glad we go it done," Krivsky said. "It's got to make sense. I'm not going to do it just to get it out of the way. I don't like it going this long into the season."
The Burton move was a home-road thing. Louisville goes to Ottawa and Syracuse. Chattanooga is at home.
I asked Krivsky if he saw guys at Louisville (he was there Monday-Wednesday) who can help the bullpen: "Yeah, a lot of guys. You'll know who when we make a move."
He didn't mention names but the list probably includes Gary Majewski, Burton and Brad Salmon.