March 30, 2007

Hopper Might Be Visiting the DL

So says John Fay:

Outfielder Norris Hopper will not be coming north with the Reds.

“He might be DLed,” Jerry Narron said.

Does that mean Chad Moeller gets the last spot for a position player?

“He's got a good chance,”Narron said.

Hopper will go on the DL and stay here to rehab. Dewayne Wise also make the trip to Dayton, so there a chance he could make it if the Reds decide they need an outfielder. Remember, Ryan Freel hasn't played since he hit the wall in Clearwater. He is in the lineup today.

So I guess that leaves us with just Jeff Conine to back up the outfield, which is super-awesome. When Griffey hurts himself this season, I hope they realize they're not going to be able to do their normal screwing around pretending he's day-to-day for two months before putting him on the DL. They're going to need that roster spot immediately.

2 comments to “Hopper Might Be Visiting the DL”

  1. BubbaFan says:

    Trent is reporting that Moeller will get the last spot. Which I’ve long expected.

    There’s more than Jeff Conine to back up the OF. There’s Hamilton.

    And it’s Hamilton’s emergence that doomed Deno and Hopper (and Bubba). Hamilton makes five outfielders, and I can’t imagine a team carrying six.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Despite the fact that Freel’s going to be the Opening Day centerfielder, I still don’t think of him as an outfielder. If Hamilton continues to play well, I believe the job will be his before too long and Freel will be back to super-subbing four days a week.

    And not a moment too soon. The way that Gonzalez has been playing lately, Freel is starting to look like our best option at short.