Of all the people you might have thought would take Joey Votto’s roster spot while he’s on the DL with that arthroscopic knee surgery, I bet you didn’t consider a right-handed pitcher.
But John Fay says that Todd Redmond (the guy the Reds just traded Paul Janish for) is coming up today to give the Reds some flexibility if Johnny Cueto’s start tonight doesn’t go very long. Cueto, as you may recall, was pushed back because of a blister he developed before his first post-All-Star-break appearance.
Bronson Arroyo was less than stellar last night, necessitating that the bullpen take over for 6 innings, so adding a little pitching depth maybe isn’t a bad idea. Cueto is still slated to start, so the streak of having only the same 5 guys start every game will continue.