May 8, 2006

Griffey on Tuesday? (and other stuff)

Chris and George were making it sound like we might be seeing Griffey again as soon as Tuesday when the Reds head back home for a series against the Nationals. No kidding, as long as he's been out, he ought to have a rehab assignment. That would be the best-attended Lookouts game ever.

There's a story on the official site addressing how the return of The Kid will affect Ryan Freel's playing time. With center field no longer available, Freel will have to look for playing time at second and third, and he's hardly been swinging a hotter bat than Brandon Phillips or Edwin Encarnación lately.

Yesterday Freel got the day off while Quinton McCracken took over in center field. McCracken performed admirably, but it begs the questions: why did this team bring up Chris Denorfia?

In other DL news, Paul Wilson has been recalled from his rehab assignment due to “shoulder fatigue.” Cody Ross began a rehab assignment with the Bats on Friday, so we'll be seeing him soon.

Also, the Reds are trying to send Jung Keun Bong home to Korea at his request. His father is apparently ill and our young pitcher wants to spend time with him. Best of luck to him.

2 comments to “Griffey on Tuesday? (and other stuff)”

  1. Joel says:

    [strong]That would be the best-attended Lookouts game ever.[/strong]

    I doubt Griffey would be a bigger draw than this guy:

    [quote]April 8, 1994 – Before a crowd of 10,359, Michael Jordan makes his professional baseball debut, going 0-for-3 for the Double-A Birmingham Barons in a 10-3 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts. [/quote]
    But I tell that I would pay a lot to see Griffey back and playing right now.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Damn. I should have gone with the Bats.