Cody Ross. He hasn't had the chance to do much for the team on the field, but his very presence has had a positive impact on the roster:
- He's the guy the Reds DFA'd Womack for after getting him from the Dodgers for a PTBN.
- He's the guy who went on the DL after he was hit in his first at-bat, making room for Chris Denorfia.
- He's the guy who sent Mike Burns down to Louisville when he came off the DL.
Hopefully, he's done it one last time. Yesterday the Reds traded him to the Marlins for a PTBN so as to make room on the roster for Kent Mercker.
Good luck, Ross; we hardly knew ya. Welcome back Mercker. And go read the story on reds.com about the trade. It makes Kriv-dawg sound like a saint.