Hatteberg on the future
In case you stopped here between fantasy football updates, here's something for you:
If the Reds are going to go with Joey Votto at first base -- and it seems like a lock they will -- it sounds like Scott Hatteberg would prefer they not pick up his $1.85 million option.
"Before I signed last year, some teams talked to me about being an extra guy," Hatteberg said. "Honestly, I'd really rather retire."
Of course, if the Reds pick up the option, Hatteberg will return.
"Obviously," he said. "That's the contract I signed."
Hatteberg could be done for this season. The strained oblique muscle has kept him from taking batting practice. He'll test it again Tuesday. If it's still bothering at the point, he's probably done for the year.
Mark you calendar: Redsfest is Dec. 7-8.