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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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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hamilton on the DL

The Reds placed Josh Hamilton on the DL with a sprained right wrist. He's returning to Cincinnati to have an MRI. The cast was removed, and Dr. Tim Kremchek examined the wrist. The move to the DL is retroactive to Saturday.

Hamilton hurt the wrist swinging a bat in the on-deck circle.

"That's it," manager Pete Mackanin said, "no swinging the bat to warm up. It's too dangerous. Just go up there cold."

Catcher Chad Moeller took Hamilton's roster spot.

"It's better," Hamilton said. "But not where it needs to be."

Mackanin plans to use Norris Hopper more in Hamilton's absence.


at 4:30 PM Blogger Steve said...

Heck, if they're just going to jump Bruce all around to fill injury voids, why not go ahead and bring him up the bigs and see what he's got?

at 4:34 PM Blogger Chad said...

Who do they bring up? Wise is on the DL, and Louisville doesn't have any other noteworthy outfielders. So who? Votto? Bellhorn?

at 4:56 PM Blogger HoosierRedsFan said...

At least Pete has a sense of humor. Narron always seemed dry. Go Reds!!!

at 5:08 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not give Bruce a one-week audition?

at 5:12 PM Blogger Redleggs said...

Chad Moeller's been called up. What is the logic behind that?? He has been designated for assignment twice this year, no one has claimed him either time, so once again, he gets another shot with the big-league club. I don't get this move at all. So much for Valentine getting more playing time under Mac.

at 5:14 PM Blogger Redleggs said...

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at 8:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the Reds ever stop making stupid decisions?

Why fly Hamilton to New York? What good could come to him there? Why wasn't he in Cincinnati? I can understand there are valid medical reasons to hold off Kremcheck's evaluation, but about a dozen reasons for Hamilton to stay in Cincinnati.

at 8:32 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Theoretically, he could have played tonight if the wrist was OK. But I see your point.

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