Hamilton update; Narron on Votto
It sounds like Josh Hamilton will report to Charlotte Monday to get some at-bats with Louisville. He'll join the Reds the first day of the St. Louis series (Tuesday, June 5).
"I been released to do what I need to do," Hamilton said. "The main thing is getting my wind back."
I asked Jerry Narron if we might see Joey Votto up here in a bench role.
"When you bring a young guy up you hope the circumstances aren't where he's going to sit on the bench," Narron said. "He benefits a lot more from playing everyday in the Triple-A."
Votto went into Saturday on 17-game hitting streak. He's hitting .479 during the streak and .619 over his last five games.