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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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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Hamilton to DL; Encarnacion back

From the Reds:

Today the Reds placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, OF Josh Hamilton (gastroenteritis) and recalled from Class AAA Louisville 3B Edwin Encarnacion.

Encarnacion hit .413 with 3 HRs, 7 RBI and a 1.009 OPS in 11 games. He did make 3 errors.


at 2:07 PM Blogger JS said...


I was just wondering why no one talks about Aaron Herr. Aaron has phenomenal stats at Louiseville, and has moved rapidly (yet quietly) up the farm system. He has performed at all levels. Any word on if anyone in the organization that has considered giving Aaron a chance @ third base?

at 2:32 PM Blogger John Fay said...

He's 26 years old and was signed as a minor league free agent. So he's a little old to be a prospect and any team wiling to put him on their 40-man probably could have had him. That said, guys like him become productive big leaguers all the time. But I think he's behind Freel, Encarnacion and Keppinger on depth chart.

at 2:52 PM Anonymous credsfan said...

I don't really understand Krivsky does he just pull these kind of moves out of his behind? Reading the article last week it sounded like EE was not coming back for a while because they wanted him to work on things. I know he had good stats but he was sent down for his defense correct?

at 3:42 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

I'd see if the Cards were interested in Mr. Herr in exchange for maybe a minor league reliever. All about nostalgia...

What's with the gastro problems on this Reds team? Are they serving habanero peppers on the buffet table?

at 4:36 PM Blogger KyleWest said...

With Hamilton out, you had to bring him back. You can't win running out Norris Hopper every night. He almost looked lost in Center last night. Even with Edwin at third, the defense will be a lot better with Freel in Center instead of Hopper. I am not trying to say Hopper is terrible, I just don't think he is a centerfielder. He doesn't seem to get the best jumps on Balls, and it cost the Reds some baserunners last night.

When Hamilton is healthy, I think Hopper goes back to Louisville. Unless they decide to get rid of Moeller again, or Edwin tanks.

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