When the Reds traded for utility man Willie Bloomquist earlier this week, they had to clear out a spot on the 40-man roster. Instead of moving Jim Edmonds to the 60-day disabled list, the Reds designated Enerio Del Rosario for assignment.
Today, Rosario’s fate was made known. The Reds traded him to the Houston Astros for “cash considerations.” I’m not exactly sure what that means. I guess the Astros will consider giving the Reds cash.
Rosario seemed serviceable as a reliever, although he had a problem of allowing most of his inherited runners to score. With the Reds pitching glut–how weird is that to say–he’s unlikely to be missed. And since he’s only 24, he could easily figure things out and become a solid contributor for Houston.