Rain out; changes coming?
The Reds and the Pirates were rained out Sunday. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Aug. 28 beginning at 5:05 p.m.
Pete Mackanin all but promised roster changes before the series with the Dodgers opens on Tuesday at Great American.
“It would be a good idea to think that we’re going to be different,” Mackanin said. “I don't know anything specific. But we've talked briefly about it. They're may be changes made, depending upon certain things.”
He mentioned Eddie Guardado, Bill Bray and Gary Majewski as possible replacement relievers.
Todd Coffey, who's ERA is up to 6.04, is probably out. Michael Gosling, who's allowed five runs in his last 6 1/3 innings, may be as well.
“I assume we're going to do something,” Mackanin said. “We're always trying to improve. Every time you go out you’re auditioning.”
The Reds are also may make a move with Ryan Freel. His knee will be examined today.
"So are you going to call up Jay Bruce?" I asked Mackanin.
"I heard he's a nice player," Mackanin said.
I don't think there's any way we'll see Bruce. But it would be fun to see how he'd do.