July 6, 2006

Good Job Kid, Go Back to the Minors

Lots of stuff going on today. Ought to be fun to try to find different sources for all the different tidbits.

According to the official site:

Reds' moves: After Wednesday's loss, the Reds optioned RHP Elizardo Ramirez to Class A Dayton. The Reds will most likely recall Encarnacion for the four-game series against Atlanta. Encarnacion has been on the disabled list with an injured left ankle, and Narron has said for the past few days that it was possible Encarnacion could rejoin the team in Atlanta.

The Reds have, indeed, activated Mr. Encarnación to take the place of The Lizard.

I understand what's going on here: they've optioned Elizardo to give him some exercise while all the big kids are relaxing during the All-Star Break. But damn--Dayton? He's been their third-best starter!

In any event, he ought to be back promptly, hopefully still rollling and with the benefit of a rejuvenated bullpen behind him.

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