We're even scooping the official site on this one, not a peep on there about these moves yet as of the time of this post!
First, the bad news:
* Ryan Freel has been placed on the 15-day DL.
* Jon Coutlangus has been optioned to Louisville.
* Gary Majewski has been recalled from Louisville.
Now, the good news:
* Eddie Guardado has been activated from the DL.
That's 13 pitchers and only three OFs on the 25-man. That's just way too close for comfort to seeing Conine in the OF.
Good to see Eddie back, too, but as for the rest, this is the big bullpen shakeup Pete McCanWin hinted at the other night?
Cooter: 3.93 ERA, 118 ERA+, 36-2/3 IP, 31 H, 15 ER, 3 HR
Coffey: 6.04 ERA, 77 ERA+, 44-2/3 IP, 61 H, 30 ER, 11 HR
Coffey stays in the bigs and Coutlangus goes to AAA?
And as if that isn't enough, Majewski is back. gasoline Latte to go along with Gasoline-Frappucino. Well, tonight and tomorrow are $1 hotdog nights at GABP. I guess the Reds figure that if Coffey and Majewski give up 28 runs in the seventh inning, nobody will care because everyone will be in the hotdog lines instead of watching the game.