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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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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Gil's reinstated

Also the from the Reds:

The Reds today reinstated from the 60-day disabled list IF Jerry Gil (right elbow) and transferred to the 60-day disabled list OF Ryan Freel (right knee). Gil will wear uniform number 62. Gil missed almost the entire season following “Tommy John” surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...was bothered by the injury during spring training and on 3/23 went on the 15-day disabled list...on 5/8 had season-ending surgery...was transfered to the 60-day DL on 5/21, when the Reds claimed off waivers from the WSox IF Pedro Lopez...in spring training appeared in 17g (.176, 2 2b, 1 3b, 1hr, 4rbi).


at 7:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better late than never. Oh, no, wait! Why bother? Huge waste of money. Picking up a journeyman utility guy with no minor league options and no real space for him on the roster, only to see him miss out 99% of the season. This was not one of Krivsky's good moves. It seemed more like the kind of thing Jimmy Boy would have done

at 7:54 PM Anonymous Allan said...

Hindsight is always crystal clear. The way Gil played in spring training made the move look like a good one. It sure looked like he would help help the club the way Keppinger did in Gil's absence. No way you can say picking him up was a mistake because there was no way anyone could have predicted that he would suffer a season ending injury in Spring camp.

at 8:09 PM Anonymous mikec said...

Journeyman? Gil is 25....

at 4:07 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...


Gil help the club the way Keppinger did? Keppinger is a career .330 hitter in the minors. Gil couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat in the Pacific.

Keppinger > Gonzalez > Gil >>>>> Machado

Jerry Gil and Alex Gonzalez do not deserve a spot on this team.

Jeff Keppinger has hit over .340 in almost 250 AB's. He led the minors with a .370 average before he was called up. His defense, while not spectacular, has been solid. He's by far the smartest player (baseball wise) on this team. He should be the starting SS.

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