From today’s Enquirer:
Sean Casey feared it would be worse.
He hurt his left shoulder Tuesday making a diving stop in the seventh inning of the Reds’ 4-3 win over Washington. Going for an MRI Wednesday, Casey was worried.
“It’s the same shoulder I had the torn labrum on (in 2002),” he said. “I thought it might be worse.”
The MRI revealed a bruised rotator cuff.
“It will probably be a couple of days,” Casey said. “We’ll get the fluid out of there and wait for it to get better.”
Casey, who throws right-handed, barely could raise his arm Wednesday. Adam Dunn started at first base and will get the bulk of the time there until Casey returns.
Does anyone not believe that Casey’s headed for the DL? Does anyone have confidence in Doc Hollywood’s ability to diagnose an injury?
The Reds placed Paul Wilson on the 15-day disabled list and called up outfielder Jason Romano from Triple-A Louisville.
The move with Wilson is retroactive until May 16, so he’s eligible to come off the DL June 1.
Romano was hitting .295 with two home runs and 24 RBI for the Bats.
The Reds placed right-hander Josh Hancock on the 60-day disabled list to make room on their 40-man roster for Romano. The move with Hancock is retroactive; he could come off the DL June 2.
The choice of Romano over Kenny Kelly, another Louisville outfielder, is curious.
Kelly is hitting .331 with 11 stolen bases this season, and his on-base percentage is .394, 79 points higher than Romano’s.
Kelly has been sizzling lately with hits in 22 of his last 24 games and a .385 average over that span.
Romano has big-league experience but has a .191 career average in 162 at-bats, including .148 for the Reds.
Question: Was Romano on the 40 man roster before his recall yesterday or was the move of Hancock to the 60 man DL to make room on the 40 man roster for Romano?
If the Hancock move was to make room for Romano, what possible logic can there be to calling up Romano over Kelly?
O’Brien’s high regard for Romano is well known, but with the two Kelly’s at Louisville seemingly immune from being called up…it makes me wonder if he has an ex-wife or girlfriend named Kelly that just makes him go insane at the mention of the name.