This makes me sad. I wanted to see Stratton stick with the Reds as the 25th man.
Redleg Nation offers our best wishes to the big guy. Here’s hoping he sticks somewhere.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, it appears that everyone’s favorite reliever has been released by the Indians:
(Danny) Graves, who was making $575,000 this year, had become the poster boy for the ‘pen’s struggles. He owned a 2-1 record and 5.79 ERA in 13 appearances this year and never really settled in, whether used in long relief, mopup duty or tight situations….
The 32-year-old Graves showed up to Jacobs Field on Friday with three inches of his hair cut off. He was hoping the new ‘do could inspire some improvement in his performance, but he was told of the decision shortly thereafter.
Graves was not available for comment after the game.
This is the second time the veteran has been designated in the past year. On May 23, 2005, the Reds cut him loose after he spent nine years as their closer, amassing 182 saves.
I expect Graves to sign with Washington any day.