The Cincinnati Reds have announced several roster moves today. Wil Myers has been placed on the injured list, but with no designation. We all know what that means these days. The team also placed pitcher Graham Ashcraft on the bereavement list. Cincinnati has called up reliever Casey Legumina from Triple-A Louisville to join the pitching staff for the time being.

If you picked up on the fact that the Reds are down two players that were on the roster yesterday and only added one play, then you are not alone. There could be a reason for that. With no designation of an injury for Wil Myers it’s likely that he’s on the list due to an illness. There is no timetable for how long a player has to remain there and if it turns out that he can return tomorrow, the team won’t need to recall someone from the minors and then send them back tomorrow for essentially no reason. If Myers is not able to return then you would expect the team to make another roster addition before the series begins in Oakland on Friday night.

Graham Ashcraft made his start yesterday afternoon in the Reds walk-off win, sweeping Texas in the process. His grandmother passed away this week, but he wanted to pitch the game to honor her (and against her favorite team, too). Mark Sheldon of wrote about it a bit on Wednesday following the game. Ashcraft can be on the bereavement list for up to three days.

Casey Legumina is back in the big leagues. The right-handed reliever debuted earlier this year. He threw 2.0 shutout inning sin his debut on April 15th. Three days later he allowed a run in 2.1 innings against Tampa Bay. He was optioned back to Triple-A after that. Between his time in Louisville and Cincinnati he’s thrown 13.0 innings, walked just two batters, and he’s struck out 13.

34 Responses

  1. RedsfaninTX

    Hey Doug in your article you said swept Oakland! I am sure you are just seeing the future! Love your stuff. The two sites are always my first reads in the morning.

  2. LDS

    I had expected the Myers IL assignment was related to the recurrent neck spasms. Maybe it’s just an unspecified illness. Regardless, a little time off may do him some good.

  3. wkuchad

    “sweeping Oakland in the process” – Really hoping Doug is clairvoyant!

  4. Mark Moore

    The Vosler Experiment officially ends. Wish him well.

    I do wonder what happens to Myers and how long he’s on the IL. He definitely looked “off” to me when he played. Perhaps we’ll see one of the young studs for a short stint?

    Meantime, Senzel at 3B and Steer at 1B does it for me.

    And an Oakland sweep of the Vegas Ace-thletics would be sweet!

  5. Pete

    Encarcion-Strand’s line through 3 innings today:
    4 ab
    2 r
    3 h
    6 rbi
    2 hr

    Best hitter in the Reds organization
    there I said it…. Born to hit

    • Chris

      He just singled again. He’s now 5 for 6 on the day.

      • Jpser05

        Elly with 4 hits and McClain got another 2. It was a slugfest!

      • Dan

        Why are the reds not bringing him up and maybe Abbott?

    • Alex Reds

      Encarnacion-Strand’s final line today:
      6 AB
      5 H
      6 RBI
      2 HR

      • David

        He still has things to work on.

        Well, that’s what David Bell said in Spring Training! 😉

      • Jim Walker

        @David>>> CES needs to work on watching the veteran utility guy at his position get enough PAs to be “ready” 😉

  6. J

    Curious if anyone knows what happens to guys who are DFA’d during the waiver period. Do they just sit at home watching TV, or do they continue playing baseball? The DFA-ing team still has an incentive to keep the guy sharp, so does he continue to work with them, or is he sent away to watch TV until he clears waivers and accepts a minor league assignment? Anyone happen to know?

    • Jim Walker

      My recollection from reading somewhere in the past is that they are in fact couch bound until reassigned on outright, claimed on waivers, or released.

  7. Beaufort Red

    Watched the Cardinal game. So nice to hear a play by play announcer ( Chip Carey) call a game without giving hardly any stats. Refreshing

    • Jimbo44CN

      OMG , so I am not the only one. Sadak is awful. Barry not much better.

      • redfanorbust

        Respectfully disagree with you jimbo. Sadak can get a little too flowery and sappy at times but I enjoy the games called by him and Larkin. Also enjoy Chris Welsh. Oh well everyone is different what they like. Have a good one.

      • Tampa Red

        Meh, the Reds broadcast is really good IMO. Sadak can be a little over the top and a little bit of a stats geek, but he’s fine. Really like Welsh and Larkin, and also LeCure. Jim Day is great, and Annie Sabo…..dang.

      • BK

        I love the Red’s announcer team. Sadak is always well-prepared … always! His predecessor knew little to nothing about Red’s minor leaguers and tended to check out in lopsided games. I’ll take the current team every day. While I don’t get to listen to them as often, I really enjoy the Radio team. Tommy Thrall and The Cowboy are my favorites.

      • Melvin

        The radio team is awesome. The tv team?……

      • JayTheRed

        I like Sadek, Really well prepared and yes he does seem to get a little too excited at times I like his energy overall.

        Larkin Pass not a fan and he seems to say the same things every game. I am actually hoping he is never a manager for the Reds either.

        Chris Welch is very good and I love Brantley’s honesty in the booth.

    • Tar Heel Red

      I watch the game on TV with the mute button firmly depressed. Can’t stomach Sadak or Larkin (never imagined I would say that about Barry). I usually listen to radio while watching game on TV, unless Brantley is on the radio (whom I also cannot stand). Welch is great on either.

      • Tar Heel Red

        Of course, after May 6 it may not matter. I may not be up to date, but the last I heard Diamond Sports had announced they would discontinue coverage of Reds’ games on that date. MLB says they have a plan in place, but from everything I have read it will be either streaming or pay-per-view…neither of which appeal to me.
        If anyone has an update it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  8. Beaufort Red

    Like the great Vin Scully said “ Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost, for support, not illumination.”

    • David

      “There’s lies, d**n lies and statistics!” something Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens (one of those guys) allegedly once said. Was he being funny, or truthful?

      Statistics can illuminate a lot about a player, but there is more to telling the story of the game by a broadcaster than reeling off a lot of numbers. Vin Scully certainly knew what he was doing.
      Marty Brenneman had his days ( listened to him from the beginning to the end), but I think the losing (by the Reds) got him down a little by the end of his broadcasting days.

  9. Frank

    I love hearing Sadak shout “windmill is on”,

    His enthousiasm is legit, and its just so nice to listen to Larkin.

    The Cowboy and Chris Welsh are in many ways different from the above duo but also very pleasant to listen to. Every time i hear another teams announcers I am happy with our team.