Brower, Cabrera, Hairston cut; roster set
The Reds re-assigned RHP Jim Brower, IF/OF Jolbert Cabrera and IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. to the minor league camp.
That puts the Reds at 28 healthy players. Matt Belisle will start the year on rehab. Mike Stanton is going to be designated, so you've got 26.
It looks like catcher David Ross (back) will begin the year on the DL.
"We wanted to test to see where he's at," Wayne Krivsky said. "He missed 75 percent of the game."
Norris Hopper missed a couple of days with a death in the family. He's back in Sarasota. He'll be on the 25-man roster.
"We've talked to everybody," Krivsky said. "It won't be official until Monday."
The Reds have to clear spots on the 40-man for Kent Mercker, Paul Bako, Johnny Cueto, Mike Lincoln and Corey Patterson.
Here's the roster:
Corey Patterson CF
Jeff Keppinger SS
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Adam Dunn LF
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Joey Votto 1B
Paul Bako/Javy Valentin C
Ryan Freel INF/OF
Juan Castro INF
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Norris Hopper OF
DL: SS Alex Gonzalez, C David Ross and P Matt Belisle.