Read here that the Reds scouted Shannon Stewart at a private workout in Miami. I’m glad to see that we are still keeping a lookout for some offensive help. Stewart, if healthy, could provide some offense, but if I remember correctly, he is lacking defensively, so I’m surprised a bit by the Reds interest in him.

I read somewhere (I think over on the RedsZone forums) that Marty Brennaman stated in a radio interview that Wayne Krivsky has had phone conversations with representatives for both Steve Trachsel and Dustin Hermanson. So it seems the Reds are still on the hunt for arms as well. Traschel could provide some steady innings and Hermanson, if healthy, could be a closer candidate.

I also picked up, from I believe the Cythiana caravan stop audio, that slick fielding catcher Miguel Perez will not be ready for the start of the season after undergoing a rib surgery of some sorts. I’m sure the Lookouts will miss his stick the first half of the season. 🙂