According to Marc Lancaster:
The Reds have purchased the contract of Quinton McCracken and designated Andy Abad for assignment.
According to Jerry, McCracken should be arriving at the ballpark at any time.
Also, Griffey is not in the starting lineup tonight. Still feeling a little stiffness. Freel will start in center, with Womack at second. Encarnacion is batting cleanup, FYI.
The more things change, the more they stay the same with Junior.
# Jacob Cruz, Frank Menechino and John Castellano have been released
# William Bergolla (high groin strain) and Ray Olmedo (strained right elbow) have been activated from Louisville’s DL
# Terrence Long has been transferred from Billings to Louisville
# Left-hander Mike Venafro has signed and will report to Louisville
# Right-hander Tom Shearn has been assigned to Billings
Cruz goes from being the team’s best pinch hitter last year to being released. This is a direct result of carrying 4 second baseman on the major league roster. They can’t afford to carry a PH specialist that isn’t good defensively.