Transaction (Ellison picked up)
From the Reds:
TODAY'S TRANSACTIONS: The Reds today claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners OF Jason Ellison...San Francisco’s 22nd-round draft pick in 2000, Ellison was traded to Seattle on April 1 in exchange for LHP Travis Blackley...he has spent the season with the Mariners (63g, .283)...a corresponding roster move will be announced when he reports to the team...he is expected to arrive tomorrow...he will wear uniform number 16.
SURGERY: IF/OF Ryan Freel this morning had season-ending arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage and to clean out the meniscus in his right knee...he is expected to recover fully by spring training...the 1-hour procedure was performed by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek.
Ellison is 29. Sounds like an extra outfielder type. I'm fairly sure Todd Coffey will be the cooresponding move. Don't know what will happen when Josh Hamilton's ready.