Bullpen help on the way?
Eddie Guardado mentioned May 31. That's the day he's eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list. That might not a realistic date, but if Guardado's keeps throwing like he did Monday in a session to hitters, he's going to want to push the timetable up. He threw 20 pitches -- all fastballs Monday.
"I went good, real good," he said. "Forget Louisville, put me in the damn game."
He was kidding, I think. He said it felt like the first day of spring training. That, by my estimation, would put him a two weeks or so away from getting in a minor-league game. May 31 might not be realistic, but I'm guessing he's pitching for the Reds by mid-June -- barring set backs. Elsewhere on the relievers front:
--Bill Bray threw to hitters in Sarasota. He could get into an extended spring training game by the end of the week.
--Gary Majewski is expected to return from the temporarily inactive list and rejoin Louisville tomorrow. He left the team to attend the funeral of his sister, who was killed in an ATV accident.