At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Homer Bailey and Micah Owings both start the season in the Reds rotation. I’m not optimistic about Bronson Arroyo:
Bronson Arroyo is being examined by a physician in Cincinnati Saturday to determine the soundness of his right hand. He has complained this spring of carpal tunnel syndrome.
“We’ll see where that goes,” Reds GM Walt Jocketty said in Dayton, where the Reds played a game Saturday against the Future Stars. “The great thing about where were are right now…is we have depth in our rotation, and depth in our bullpen. If something happens to one of our starters, we feel very confident we have somebody we can reach to who will be very competitive at the major league level.”
Any more injuries to the starting staff, and the Reds’ vaunted depth will be strung a bit thin.