March 16, 2007

The Roster Trimming Continues

The Reds have made round two of cuts today. To recap, on Monday they:

  • Sent LHP Phil Dumatrait to AAA Louisville
  • Sent OF Chris Dickerson and RHP Calvin Medlock to AA Chattanooga
  • Reassigned LHP Jason Kershner and RHP Tom Shearn to minor league camp

Today they:

  • Sent 1B Joey Votto to AAA Louisville
  • Reassigned RHP Homer Bailey, LHP Michael Gosling, C Dan Conway, C Ryan Hannigan to minor league camp
  • Released RHP Kerry Ligtenberg and RHP Brian Meadows outright to give them a chance to catch on elsewhere

I guess that means no more Brian Fellow references.

2 comments to “The Roster Trimming Continues”

  1. nm7 says:

    Interesting that they sent Joey Votto down today and Jay Bruce, Jerry Gil, and Paul Janish are still up. Joey looks very promising. He should be fine to move to first base next year when Scott’s contract is through. I know the minor leaguers are now playing games so I guess they need more playing time.

    It was interesting when I was down at Spring training during the first cut. The major league players wear pinstripe pants and the minor league players wear grey pants. We noticed a couple of players suddenly had grey pants on Monday that were in pinstripes the day before!

  2. BubbaFan says:

    I’ll miss Votto. He was fun. And cute. 😉

    According to Trent, Jay Bruce is just visiting the big league camp. He’s assigned to minor league camp. So there’s no need to send him down; he’s already down.

    He gets to wear the pinstriped pants when he plays with the big club, though.