Reds make some moves Bill Lack 04/18/2011 35 INF Juan Francisco to the 15 day DL with strained left calf. RHP Jared Burton transferred to 60 day DL. OF Jeremy Hermida‘s contract purchased from AAA Louisville. Share this:TweetPocket 35 Responses eric nyc 04/18/2011 So Hermida comes up to take Francisco’s spot? Kind of strange. The last thing we need is another outfielder. But I guess we do need the lefty bat and he’s been hitting well in Louisville and it probably wouldn’t have been long before another big league club picked him up. Ok…welcome to the club, Jeremy. Bill Lack 04/18/2011 They only have one extra OF..and he’s a LH bat..seemed the likely choice. Now, what happens when Lewis is ready? Travis G. 04/18/2011 Uh oh. renbutler 04/18/2011 Still no Phillips Monday night… http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/2011/04/18/tonights-reds-lineup-whos-your-pick-to-click-3/ AnnapolisHoosier 04/18/2011 Unreal on Leake. That is just unbelievable. I would send him down immediately just for pure stupidity dn4192 04/18/2011 Okay guess paul is on the outs…why isn’t hanigan hitting 2nd and edgar 8th? CaptainTonyKW 04/18/2011 Okay guess paul is on the outsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦why isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hanigan hitting 2nd and edgar 8th? Maybe because Renteria is batting .444? Might as well ride him while he is hitting the ball. GRF 04/18/2011 Bad news on Burton, worse on Leake, and are Frazier and some of the other AAA youngsters (and some like Frazier are not so young anymore) get a shot? With Francisco and Phillips both down and Rolen not a great bet to play 130 games, they are going to need something other than Cairo and Rent. eric nyc 04/18/2011 What on earth did Leake steal? And this business with Phillips had better get straightened out fast. I really hope this isn’t turning into some showdown thing with Dusty. Travis G. 04/18/2011 I think Dusty is just being cautious with Phillips, which is the right thing to do. Groin injuries can linger, much like hamstring issues. My guess on Leake (and this is just a guess), is that it involves a misunderstanding over an unpaid bill at a restaurant or bar. Sultan of Swaff 04/18/2011 @Travis G.: I think you’re being too kind. Matt WI 04/18/2011 @renbutler: I’m ok with no Phillips as long as it’s really about the injury. Dusty leaned on him last Sept. when he was hurt, and he couldn’t hit. Don’t need Phillips coming out in May saying “yeah, my hammy never got better, I didn’t want to say anything.” My guess is that if they were playing St. Loius today, #4 would be penciled in, even if the Pirates have been pesky themselves. Travis G. 04/18/2011 I stand corrected: Apparently Leake is accused of stealing some stuff from Macy’s, captured on store security cameras. Weird. Sultan of Swaff 04/18/2011 So I didn’t get Frazier, but at least I got the LH outfielder we need. Makes Renteria and Cairo less redundant. dn4192 04/18/2011 I actually like what dusty is doing with Brandon, I would rather not risk him missing weeks over this, he needs to see this (Brandon). As for Leake, who cares and not sure why it’s story. pinson343 04/18/2011 dn4192 said: I actually like what dusty is doing with Brandon, I would rather not risk him missing weeks over this, he needs to see this (Brandon). I agree completely. If BP aggravates his groin, he could even be out for months. There is no reason to think Dusty is “punishing” him. The only drama has been due to BP’s impatience and his big mouth. And I say that as someone who likes BP and thinks he’s very important to this team. Matt WI 04/18/2011 @Travis G.: Didn’t seen you Phillips comment before I posted… yeah, exactly. And my bad in my post, it’s BP’s groin, not hammy. eric nyc 04/18/2011 So much for Leake never spending a day in the minors. I can’t imagine Jockety or Dusty is going to let that slide. bho52 04/18/2011 @Sultan of Swaff: I would’ve liked to see Frazier too. Youth and defense, along with some versatility playing both IF and OF. Especially with Phillips out (although tonight should be the last night), having only Cairo and Renteria off the bench in the infield worries me eric nyc 04/18/2011 @CaptainTonyKW: I just don’t like seeing half of our starting infield out defensively. nothing against Cairo and Renteria, but combined they’re about 150 years old. CaptainTonyKW 04/18/2011 @CaptainTonyKW: I just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like seeing half of our starting infield out defensively. nothing against Cairo and Renteria, but combined theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re about 150 years old. That is fine enough but it does not have much to do with where they are batting in the lineup. dn4192 04/18/2011 Why would then send Leake down? eric nyc 04/18/2011 @dn4192: Um…because his mugshot is in the paper? They’re not going to give him a bonus. dn4192 04/18/2011 @eric nyc: so his mugshot was in teh paper, big deal, exactly what does that have to do with anything? He hasn’t been convicted of anything and probably won’t and even if he is, again don’t see the big deal…. jrob45601 04/18/2011 @eric nyc: so his mugshot was in teh paper, big deal, exactly what does that have to do with anything?He hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been convicted of anything and probably wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t and even if he is, again donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see the big dealÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. Dont you realize that children copy the actions of their favorite players, actors, etc? Allowing high-profile citizens to set this kind of example and get away with it is a major problem. Forget sending him down. Send him home till this is settled. If he is convicted, hand him is outright release. eric nyc 04/18/2011 @dn4192: I love how people on this board act like players never get sent to the minors as punishment for anything. It happens constantly, especially with young players. The guy got arrested for shoplifting. The club will do SOMETHING, trust me. And a quick trip to Louisville for a 23 year old player seems in order. dn4192 04/18/2011 @eric nyc: how does a “quick’ trip to the minors help? doesn’t that in fact hurt the team? Well the team do something, sure when and if he is found guilty, but as of right now he has not been. dn4192 04/18/2011 @jrob45601: Your kidding right? Did he kill someone, injure someone, mame someone? He is accused of stealing 5 tshirts valueing about $60. When he does something really bad, then I will be concerned… eric nyc 04/18/2011 @dn4192: Trust me, he’ll be sent down. It isn’t about helping the team in an on-the-field way. This team plays half a mile from Paul brown Stadium. The last thing Jockety, Dusty, or Castenelli wants is anything like this going on with their players. With a soon to be log jam at pitcher, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Leake sent down to single A for a couple weeks. jrob45601 04/18/2011 The major league minimum salary is over $400000. There is no excuse for stealing something. He needs more than sent down. dn4192 04/18/2011 @jrob45601: Why? Phill 04/18/2011 Leake will have his day in court and that should be the end of it. pinson343 04/19/2011 I like Hermida getting called up – as a LHed bat off the bench, he’s an upgrade over Francisco. Didn’t want to see it happen this way though – with Francisco getting hurt and Burton getting put on the 60 day DL. I feel badly for Burton. The problem with bringing up Hermida is: What happens when Lewis is ready ? Six OFers doesn’t make sense. And who gets sent down ? jrob45601 04/19/2011 @pinson343: Saw an update today that Burton threw and looked good. Think it was written like 5 minutes before they transferred him to the 60 day. Also, with on the hour updates for Cueto and Bailey, I haven’t seen a single thing about Lewis, his injury, recovery, or return. Anyone have any news? Greg Dafler 04/19/2011 Does Hermida have options left? Can he play other OF positions? I thought I read something in Spring Training that Hermida was mostly limited to RF. Daniel Dorn is still raking against RHP and can play LF, RF, and 1B. I’m not sure why he is down so low on the org depth chart, but I would have called him up as a LH bench bat.