Narron, Krivsky on Encarnacion move
The Reds sent Edwin Encarnacion to Triple-A Louisville Thursday and called up Jeff Keppinger.
Encarnacion was hitting .218 and led the team with six errors, two of which cost the Reds the game Wednesday. Still, it was a move the Reds didn't want to make.
"It’s disappointing," Jerry Narron said. "We were expecting him to come in here and progress from where he was a year ago. We were really expecting big things from him. It just hasn't happened yet. He’s got to go down there with the right attitude and work hard and play well and come back here and be a big part of what we’re going to do in the future."
Encarnacion took the news hard.
"Once I got his attention, I think initially, obviously, he was shocked," Wayne Krivsky "I said, ‘Look Eddie, this is your career here. You've got to work harder than you've ever worked and turn this into a positive. If you do that, you’re not going to be down there very long. If you go down there and you don’t get with the program, don’t work, you’re going to be down there a lot longer. It’s as simple as that. but you’re a big part of our future here.”
This means Ryan Freel gets the bulk of the time at third base. He took no glee in that.
"It stinks," he said. "Because Eddie can flat play. For the most part his defense has been better. He had a good year last year."