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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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Friday, June 15, 2007

Majewski out, Salmon in

From the Reds:

Today's Transactions
The Reds recalled from Class AAA Louisville RHP Brad Salmon, optioned to Louisville RHP Gary Majewski and transferred to Louisville on a rehabilitation assignment LHP Eddie Guardado.

Medical Updates
Eric Milton this morning had season-ending "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow...the 2-hour procedure was performed by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek...Ryan Freel, who suffered contusions to his head and neck in an outfield collision with Norris Hopper on 5/28, was examined by head and spine specialist Dr. John Brannan and was cleared to begin light aerobic activity…he will be examined again next week.


14 Comments:

at 3:01 PM Blogger Bengal43 said...

Do you think Majewski is still hurt?

 
at 3:09 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Very hard to say. He threw 95 when he first came up. I haven't seen that from him the last couple of times out. I would not have thrown him into the situations Narron did right away. But I can see why Narron did what he did.

 
at 3:38 PM Blogger Josh said...

Thank god. When batters are hitting .516 against you - you need to be SENT DOWN.

 
at 4:03 PM Blogger Brad said...

Dunn trading partners:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/06/15/bp.js/index.html

 
at 4:24 PM Blogger HoosierVirg said...

I agree with what you say about Maj, John. I too thought Narron used him in spots I wouldn't have but like you say he had no choice. I saw the interview after the game yesterday with Maj and he had that "deer in the headlight" look. When they get that way it is time for them to go back to Louisville and get their act together under less pressure. Feel sorry for him, his time with the Reds hasn't been easy for one reason because of the controversy over his injury.

 
at 4:33 PM Blogger docproc said...

I sure wish they'd use McBeth in the situations where they've been using Majewski.

 
at 4:35 PM Blogger Mardigan said...

So, barring any set-backs, who goes down when Guardado gets called up next week possibly? :|

 
at 4:36 PM Blogger concepcionsf said...

John: Have you heard any decent theories from the inside folks as to why Maj has been so bad (outside of the injury of course) since coming to the Reds? Was he somehow protected as a National?

 
at 4:38 PM Blogger John Fay said...

It will be seven days or so till Guardado's back. Depends on what happens in the meantime.

 
at 5:06 PM Anonymous Jack said...

Is that good news on Freel? I guess he could have been cleared for baseball activities, but they're just being careful, I suppose?

 
at 5:28 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the question about who goes down when Guardado comes back, I'd prefer to see Santos or Stanton go. Stanton's been awful, and while Santos has been good, he's not a key guy, he's an innings eater. The other mildly interesting is question is who goes down when Bill Bray comes back. If Guardado and Bray pitch well, the seoond half of the season may be interesting, unless Krivsky trades Dunn for two more guys like Majewski and Bray, which hard as it may seem, he's capable of doing.

 
at 8:15 AM Anonymous Sedi said...

John,

Obviously if Guardado is back in the next week and Bray short to follow, who do you suspected would be either back in AAA or gone...Salmon, for one , because they can't keep him up for more than 20 minutes as it is now, would they actually look at moving out someone else???

 
at 9:03 PM Blogger Adam said...

John, Is Gonzo taking extra ground balls? He has ten errors now. It is getting ridiculous. We heard and heard about his defense, but it is downright awful thus far.

 
at 12:11 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Majewski is hurt...he has been doing really well in Triple-A. He tweaked some of his mechanics and it has really helped. After an injury like that and overuse, it just takes time to get your grove back. I think he needs another shot to prove himself.

 
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