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toledodan
02-13-2006, 09:16 PM
does anyone know who was bumped off the 40 man roster?

Gallen5862
02-13-2006, 09:23 PM
That's what I have been looking for the answer to as well. Does anyone know if Luke Hudson cleared waivers as well?

GridironGrace
02-13-2006, 10:09 PM
2/12/06 Agreed to terms with 1B Scott Hatteberg on a one-year contract.

2/10/06 Claimed LHP Michael Gosling off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks and designated RHP Luke Hudson for assignment.


maybe that helps? lol Thats the last things they've did this off-season as posted on reds.com

RedLegSuperStar
02-13-2006, 10:13 PM
That's what I have been looking for the answer to as well. Does anyone know if Luke Hudson cleared waivers as well?
Gonna have to wait 10 days..

RedLegSuperStar
02-13-2006, 10:17 PM
does anyone know who was bumped off the 40 man roster?

Have my fingers crossed for "BONG"

Danny Serafini
02-14-2006, 12:02 AM
From Marc's blog:

Been a while since we had one of those around here. Nonetheless, it looks like all's quiet on the Reds front. They're still dotting i's and crossing t's on the Hatteberg deal, apparently, so there wasn't even a corresponding roster move today. I imagine that'll go through tomorrow morning at some point, and to be honest, I've been so busy packing that I haven't given much thought to who might get the ax.

Nugget
02-14-2006, 02:26 AM
Won't be Bong as he is a pitcher. I think they will probably bump a position player. Just a question if a player is on the 40 man but has options do they still need to be DFA'd or can they just be sent back down. Because if they can then could if be Denorfia.

KronoRed
02-14-2006, 02:46 AM
Please let it be Womack

Redmachine2003
02-14-2006, 05:15 AM
:p: Maybe Wayne has a two for one deal in the works?

MrCinatit
02-14-2006, 08:36 AM
:p: Maybe Wayne has a two for one deal in the works?

Bong and Womack for Johan Santana?





hey...a guy can dream, right?

StillFunkyB
02-14-2006, 08:39 AM
How about that Balfour guy who's probably never going to pitch again.

There's quite a few guys on the 40 that would clear waivers, wish Krivskey would trim the hedges a bit.

TeamBoone
02-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Is there a time limit for the 40-man roster?

If not, maybe they want to wait and take a look at everyone during spring training.

Danny Serafini
02-14-2006, 10:49 AM
If I had to guess I'd say Sardinha gets the boot. He has virtually no chance to make the Opening Day roster, he'll easily clear waivers as he's done it before, and with Hatteberg's ability to catch in a pinch there isn't the urgency to have him on the 40 man and available if LaRue or Valentin went down for 15 days.

Danny Serafini
02-14-2006, 10:53 AM
Won't be Bong as he is a pitcher. I think they will probably bump a position player. Just a question if a player is on the 40 man but has options do they still need to be DFA'd or can they just be sent back down. Because if they can then could if be Denorfia.

Just sending someone down on an option doesn't take him off the 40 man. You have to go the DFA route (or just flat out release the player) to get him off the 40 man, and the player is exposed to waivers before he can be assigned to the minors. Denorfia would surely be claimed, so it won't be him.

redsmetz
02-14-2006, 12:43 PM
Is there a time limit for the 40-man roster?

If not, maybe they want to wait and take a look at everyone during spring training.

According to Marc Lancaster, they're still dotting the i's and crossing the t's, so the contract hasn't been signed and therefore, there is no need to make the corresponding move yet. They've "agreed to terms".

Nugget
02-14-2006, 08:19 PM
Looks like Bong - is this also a significant change in policy as the REDS have traditionally stocked a lot of pitchers on the 40 man.

Thanks for the info Danny.

Gallen5862
02-14-2006, 08:28 PM
This is from Espn.com.
Cincinnati Reds Signed outfielders Quinton McCracken and Tuffy Rhodes to minor league contracts; designated pitcher Jung Keun Bong for assignment.
Bong is now dfaed for Hatteberg. Hopefully hudson and Bong both clear waivers.

Gallen5862
02-14-2006, 09:28 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/cin/y2006/m02/d14/c1311518.jsp
Reds ink veterans McCracken, Rhodes
02/14/2006 8:06 PM ET
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

CINCINNATI -- The Reds signed veteran outfielders Quinton McCracken and Tuffy Rhodes to Minor League contracts on Tuesday.
Both players will be non-roster invites to the big league camp at Spring Training.

McCracken, who will turn 36 years old next month, batted .237 in 134 games with Diamondbacks last season. A lifetime .276 hitter over his 11 seasons in the Major Leagues, he has also played for the Rockies, Devil Rays, Twins and Mariners.

If McCracken earns a spot on the Reds 25-man roster out of camp, he will earn $600,000.

Rhodes has been playing in Japan since 1996 and in 2001, he tied Sadaharu Oh's Japanese single-season record with 55 home runs. From 1990-95, the 37-year-old played for the Astros, Cubs and Red Sox.

A Cincinnati native, Rhodes graduated from Western Hills High School in 1986.

In other news, the Reds designated pitcher Jung Bong for assignment to make room for first baseman Scott Hatteberg on the 40-man roster. Hatteberg agreed to a one-year, $750,000 contract with the club on Sunday.

Bong has 10 days to clear waivers, be traded or released. He missed all of last season recovering from September 2004 shoulder surgery. Part of the 2004 trade that sent Chris Reitsma to Atlanta, Bong only pitched three games for the Reds and went 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

REDREAD
02-14-2006, 11:30 PM
Actually, Sardinha is probably safe from being DFAed.

The Reds are still paying him on that ML contract that they signed him to, aren't they? If they DFA Sardinha and someone claims him, the Reds are still on the hook for that contract.

If they hold Sardinha, there's always the miniscule chance he could be traded and they get off the hook for his salary.

Of course, I could be wrong. I don't remember for exactly how long the Reds are paying Sardinha on that ML deal they signed him to on draft day. And maybe I'm wrong about the contract if someone claims him..

Also, Sardinha is also the designated "emergency" catcher in AAA. He can't hit for squat, but at least he's a competent fielder. One could do worse with a AAA insurance catcher.

princeton
02-15-2006, 11:55 AM
it's an odd time to release a lefthanded pitcher. Since ST is so close, it'd be worth having a look, first.

traderumor
02-15-2006, 12:00 PM
Looks like Bong - is this also a significant change in policy as the REDS have traditionally stocked a lot of pitchers on the 40 man.

Thanks for the info Danny.Correction, the Reds have stocked a lot of guys who stood on the bump in the middle of the infield and tossed the ball to hitters on the 40 man. ;)