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reds44
08-07-2006, 03:03 PM
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/




Cornucopia of transactions

If any further proof was needed that the G.M. never sleeps, note the following roster moves today:


Ryan Franklin acquired from the Phillies, should be in uniform tonight

Kent Mercker activated from the DL

Gary Majewski placed on the 15-day DL with "inflammation" in his right shoulder

Jason Standridge placed on the 15-day DL with back spasms

Matt Belisle sent to Louisville on a rehab assignment

Brandon Claussen returned from his rehab assignment but NOT reinstated

registerthis
08-07-2006, 03:06 PM
Merck better be ready to pitch....

Team Clark
08-07-2006, 03:07 PM
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/


All good moves. Next.

TheBigLebowski
08-07-2006, 03:07 PM
Probably the only real "inflammation" from which Majewski is suffering is his ERA and BABIP.

Reds Fanatic
08-07-2006, 03:08 PM
I wonder what it means that Claussen is returned from rehab but not reinstated.

Heath
08-07-2006, 03:09 PM
Ok, TC - give us the Ryan Franklin update on how good this one is?

reds44
08-07-2006, 03:09 PM
I wonder what it means that Claussen is returned from rehab but not reinstated.
I think it means he's just going to stay on the DL.

Heath
08-07-2006, 03:10 PM
I wonder what it means that Claussen is returned from rehab but not reinstated.

Depends if he had a reciept. Most stores only give in-house credit.

redsmetz
08-07-2006, 03:12 PM
I think it means he's just going to stay on the DL.

That's what I'm thinking. I'm guessing he'll be spending the day with Doc Hollywood and they're crossing their fingers to be able to continue him on the DL.

[Side note - this was my 1200th post!]

Danny Serafini
08-07-2006, 03:14 PM
We all panicked wondering what move would be made for Claussen because his rehab was up, and we all forgot the simplest move of all. Just because his rehab time is up doesn't mean his DL time has to be. Just means he throws side sessions and works out for 3 weeks until rosters expand, or another opening pops up.

redsmetz
08-07-2006, 03:49 PM
We all panicked wondering what move would be made for Claussen because his rehab was up, and we all forgot the simplest move of all. Just because his rehab time is up doesn't mean his DL time has to be. Just means he throws side sessions and works out for 3 weeks until rosters expand, or another opening pops up.

We just worry ourselves sick around here sometimes!

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Strikes Out Looking
08-07-2006, 04:17 PM
There is definitely something wrong with Majewski. I've been following him all year (he's on my fantasy league team) and I saw him pitch here in DC this year and last. He is a totally different pitcher from 05 (and early 06) than from now. I think Robby wore him out and a little rest will do him wonders.

KronoRed
08-07-2006, 04:54 PM
Glad they did something with Magic other then letting him keep getting rocked, maybe a clearing of the head will do him some good.

Matt700wlw
08-07-2006, 07:18 PM
According to Hal (with Andy on the radio) if Majewski is damaged good and was injured when he got here, Krivsky is entitled to do something about it.

Can they send him back for somebody else? Is something like this allowed?

reds44
08-07-2006, 07:35 PM
According to Hal (with Andy on the radio) if Majewski is damaged good and was injured when he got here, Krivsky is entitled to do something about it.

Can they send him back for somebody else? Is something like this allowed?
Really? Would we get Kearns and/or Lopez back?

I don't want to give up Bray though....

Tony Cloninger
08-07-2006, 07:38 PM
Yes....it's called a Bowden Buy Back...... i think the cardnails tried to apply for that back in 1997 after the Brantley for DY trade.

Leather pants not included.


Seriously now....... if he is found to be damaged goods BEFORE the trade you can pursue it....what that is, i do not know....but it would be hard to prove though. I mean, some pitchers are hurt....but not hurt enough for the DL....they just keep pitching and hope to get better or just pitch through it.
It would be hard to prove that Bowden knew that he was hurt.

flyer85
08-07-2006, 07:44 PM
Reds should have made it an issue at the time of the deal. I seriously doubt anything would be done this far after the deal. I know a pittsburgh/bosox trade a few years back got reworked.

Aronchis
08-07-2006, 07:55 PM
Krivsky should demand Lopez's return if Maj is injured. ;)

KronoRed
08-07-2006, 08:12 PM
I'd bet we don't get anything other then a little monetary compensation

Mutaman
08-07-2006, 08:56 PM
Really? Would we get Kearns and/or Lopez back?

I don't want to give up Bray though....

Yeah we hate the trade, but we don't want to give back Bray. :)

CougarQuest
08-07-2006, 09:34 PM
By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) -- An injury to right-hander Gary Majewski spurred the Cincinnati Reds to make another move for their bullpen Monday, acquiring right-hander Ryan Franklin from the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Reds received money to pay part of Franklin's $2.6 million deal for this season. They'll give the Phillies a player to be named after the season.

The move came after Majewski -- one of the keys in an eight-player deal with Washington on July 13 -- told the team that he's been bothered by a sore shoulder. Majewski was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

In a busy day of player moves, the Reds also put right-handed reliever Jason Standridge on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms and activated left-hander Kent Mercker, who had been sidelined by a sore elbow.

And, left-handed starter Brandon Claussen returned from a failed rehabilitation stint in the minors, saying he expects to have season-ending surgery on his pitching shoulder.

The most intriguing news involved Majewski, who was obtained along with left-hander Bill Bray and shortstop Royce Clayton as part of a package that included outfielder Austin Kearns and shortstop Felipe Lopez.

Bray has been solid and Clayton has helped the Reds stay in contention in the NL Central with his dependable fielding. Majewski has struggled since he arrived in Cincinnati, going 1-2 with a 12.54 ERA in 11 games.

Majewski pitched in the World Baseball Classic in March, replacing Mets closer Billy Wagner on the U.S. roster. He said Monday that he has taken anti-inflammatory drugs since early in the season and received a cortisone shot before the All-Star break.

"It's been bothering me for a while, after the World Baseball Classic," Majewski said Monday. "I tried to fire it up too quick."

General manager Wayne Krivsky said that Majewski didn't tell the team that his shoulder was bothering him all along.

"That's the first I've heard about it," Krivsky said.

Asked if the Nationals told him about the cortisone shot and the anti-inflammatory drugs Majewski was taking before the trade, Krivsky said, "I'm not going to comment on any of that stuff."

The Reds were waiting for the results of a medical test to determine the extent of Majewski's shoulder problems, which prompted them to make their fourth bullpen-centered trade in the last four weeks.

Franklin, 33, was 1-5 with Philadelphia with a 4.58 ERA in 46 relief appearances. He signed a one-year deal with the Phillies before the season, expecting to be in the rotation. Instead, manager Charlie Manuel decided to use him out of the bullpen. Franklin never got comfortable there, and was designated for assignment on July 30.

The Reds plan to use him as a long reliever.

"They've been straight with me," Franklin said. "They told me I'll be in the 'pen and if something comes up and they need a starter, I can fall into that role, too."

Also Monday, the Reds sent right-hander Matt Belisle to Triple-A Louisville on a rehabilitation stint. Belisle has been on the disabled list twice this season because of a sore lower back.

CougarQuest
08-07-2006, 10:11 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060807&content_id=1597799&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin
From the Reds website

CINCINNATI -- Reds reliever Gary Majewski's lack of effectiveness had been a mystery since he was acquired last month.
The club now knows the reason. Yet, the answer has created more questions.

On Monday, Majewski was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what originally was termed right shoulder inflammation. An MRI taken on the right-hander showed he had a "tired shoulder."

It wasn't known how long Majewski would be out, but the information was a sigh of relief for Cincinnati.

"He needs rest," Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said. "He needs some strengthening. There's nothing structurally wrong. He doesn't need surgery."

Majewski, who owns a 12.53 ERA in his 11 games with the Reds, revealed Monday he's had trouble with his shoulder long before joining the team.

"It's been bothering me for a while," said Majewski, who is 4-4 with a 4.87 ERA in 57 games this season. "After the World Baseball Classic, I tried to fire it up too quick."

But that wasn't all.

"I've been on anti-inflammatory [medication] most of the year," Majewski added. "Right before the break, I had a cortisone shot. I was feeling good the past couple of weeks, but the past week, when it started wearing off, it wasn't allowing me to be out in front. A lot of my pitches were right down the middle."

The 26-year-old Majewski was part of an eight-player trade with the Nationals on July 13 that also brought reliever Bill Bray and shortstop Royce Clayton in exchange for Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner.

What did the Reds know about Majewski's arm, and when did they know it? What did the Nationals know?

Krivsky would not address the issue. It was known that team medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek did not examine the pitcher before the deal was made.

"I'm not going to talk about anything that was done before the trade [or] what was said, what wasn't said, what was exchanged," Krivsky said. "The bottom line is he has a tired shoulder."

However, if it was learned that the Nationals were aware of an injury before they made the deal, the Reds could potentially cite "damaged goods" and file a grievance with the league.

Majewski, who gave up four eighth-inning runs and lost a two-run lead in a 6-4 setback to the Braves on Sunday, did not tell anyone with the Reds about his situation until Monday. And that was on a suggestion from his fiancée as he drove her to the airport on Sunday night.

"She told me to say something," Majewski said. "I said something first thing when I came in [Monday] morning. There are certain things you can pitch through and certain things you can't. I just thought 'tendinitis, pitch through it and hopefully it will go away.' The last week, after every game, it was getting worse and worse. When I pitched, my arm felt fine, but when I was done and cooled down, it would tighten up real fast."

Majewski had been considered a durable and repeatable bullpen arm since he broke into the Major Leagues in 2004. His 65 innings pitched that season was tied for most among National League relievers. He worked 86 innings for the Nationals last season and 2 2/3 innings for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic in March.

With Cincinnati, Majewski was charged with at least one run in seven of his 11 games. He retired the first batter he faced in only three of his 11 appearances, a telling statistic for a struggling reliever.

"He had everything that shows that he's got fatigue," Kremchek said of the MRI. "He's a young kid. He's thrown a lot. He needs some time to get it better. So, we're going to get it better over the next few weeks."

Heath
08-08-2006, 01:48 AM
naybe they'll get Lopez back - or Cash considerations if the deal was "funny".

redsrule2500
08-08-2006, 02:08 AM
Wow, this is amazing. I really hope something comes of this. This is one story I'm REALLY REALLY hoping doesn't just 'go away'. Something very interesting could be happening - hopefully we can get SOMETHING from the Nationals.

Intense!!

dsmith421
08-08-2006, 02:53 AM
Just goes to show you: "Injured" is the new "sucks".

KronoRed
08-08-2006, 04:34 AM
Not enough DL spots for the team tonight ;)

backbencher
08-08-2006, 08:11 PM
Reds should have made it an issue at the time of the deal. I seriously doubt anything would be done this far after the deal. I know a pittsburgh/bosox trade a few years back got reworked.

Wasn't there also a White Sox/Blue Jays trade that was reworked well into the next season? Jim Parque, maybe?