Asher, we hardly knew thee. Welcome back Stuart Turner. Lisalverto Bonilla replaces Jake Buchanan in the revolving door of freshening up the bullpen with AAA-Louisville arms.

Implications?

Who takes Wojciechowski’s start on Friday?

It won’t be Homer Bailey, who will pitch for AAA-Louisville on Monday. With Thursday being an off day for the Reds, Bronson Arroyo could pitch on Friday, with Bailey taking Arroyo’s slot on Saturday in Washington.

The Reds didn’t need to DFA Wojciechowski right now and wouldn’t have if they needed him in the rotation again. It’s a pretty good sign they expect Bailey back next weekend. The Monday rehab start keeps Bailey on schedule, so does a Saturday start on 6/24 in Washington.

Stuart Turner’s future?

Barring injury to one of the other catchers, it’s hard to see Stuart Turner getting playing time with the emergence of a healthy and productive Devin Mesoraco. Mesoraco has already been starting 2 out of 3 games. Turner’s presence on the bench does allow Bryan Price to use Tucker Barnhart or Mesoraco as a pinch hitter.

10 Responses

  1. Sammy Davis Junior

    wow he got the DFA that Bonilla would get that.

  2. David

    What do they see in this Bonilla guy? Seriously. He has been awful as a Red, and equally awful down in Louisville. Incidentally, Happy Birthday, Lisalverto! Maybe that’s the reason.

  3. wizeman

    anybody else think this might be it for bronson if the day goes south for him?

  4. james garrett

    I like it OLD SCOOL lets get this sorting back on track.

  5. RedInIND

    “. . . and do what we need to do with him.” That would be . . .???

    • RedInIND

      Fair ’nuff. My limited eye tests just don’t verify what I’ve read about him. And maybe I’m too myopic. Thanks.

  6. Ed Koverman

    Bronson had a great first inning

    • Mike rapaport

      Bob Steve has shown nothing his entire career. Why the love? He has been a total bust.

  7. Jason Linden

    Stuart Turner is a depth guy, and that’s why the Reds are trying to hold onto him. While they do have prospects coming there is no one in the upper-minors AT ALL who you’d want to see fill in if a catcher gets hurt. Carrying him on the roster this year is a short-term sacrifice to help with emergency depth for the next few years.