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mace
09-12-2011, 05:46 PM
Didn't see this one coming.

http://fullofschatz.blogspot.com/2011/09/chris-valaika-will-have-knee-surgery.html?spref=fb

Also, Cozart to get his ankle worked on.

mattfeet
09-12-2011, 06:53 PM
Wow. I wondered what had happened to him. He seemed fine walking off the field. Hope he gets well soon.

-Matt

SirFelixCat
09-12-2011, 07:13 PM
We were at the game and couldn't figure out why he had to come out of the game on defense after Volkie gave up a walk. We figured it was an upset stomach :(

Gallen5862
09-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Should the Reds put him on the 60 Day DL and try to make a waiver claim on someone? Is there any Reds player that should get added to the 40 man roster?

Big Klu
09-12-2011, 11:15 PM
Should the Reds put him on the 60 Day DL and try to make a waiver claim on someone? Is there any Reds player that should get added to the 40 man roster?

I might throw Corky Miller a bone, as it looks as though his playing career may be drawing to a close. He will be 36 before next season, so it might be time to think about a coaching career. It would be classy of the Reds to give him a last taste of the big leagues, even if he doesn't play.

corkedbat
09-13-2011, 03:03 AM
Dusty ruins young SS's! :evil:

camisadelgolf
06-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Valaika had knee surgery on Tuesday, and he's expected to miss 3-4 months. He's out of options after this year, so it might be a surprise to see him in the organization next year. This is his 4th year in Louisville, and here are his career stats in AAA.

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
364 1479 1371 137 364 76 5 20 142 7 5 62 255 .265 .299 .372 .671 510 35 14 8 24 2

mth123
06-17-2012, 06:55 PM
There's the 40 man roster spot everyone seems so concerned about.

Gallen5862
06-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Do the Reds pick up Lidge using this 40 man spot?

mth123
06-17-2012, 07:53 PM
Do the Reds pick up Lidge using this 40 man spot?

Who in the pen would you send down when you add Lidge?. Already have to send one down when Bray comes back.

dfs
06-17-2012, 09:08 PM
Who in the pen would you send down when you add Lidge?. Already have to send one down when Bray comes back.

That Chapman fellow has given up runs in several of his latest appearances. Perhaps some time in Louisville would get his head back on right.

;)

mth123
06-17-2012, 09:10 PM
That Chapman fellow has given up runs in several of his latest appearances. Perhaps some time in Louisville would get his head back on right.

;)

I guess Chapman to the rotation with Leake going down needs to be revisited. We haven't had a 1000 post thread in a while.;)

kaldaniels
06-17-2012, 09:36 PM
Without looking to see if there is anyone else expendable, both Valaika and Constanzo are two easy cuts from the 40 man. Perhaps one of the pros to a "weak" minor league system is a flexible 40 man.

dougdirt
06-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Valaika had knee surgery on Tuesday, and he's expected to miss 3-4 months.

I thought I read he was expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Got a link?

camisadelgolf
06-18-2012, 03:42 AM
I thought I read he was expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Got a link?
http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=792301-reds-chris-valaika-has-surgery
Your 3-4 weeks quote probably came from John Fay. I'd trust anyone before I trusted John Fay. But maybe you're right--maybe it's only a few weeks. But I've had a torn ACL, and it takes a lot longer than a few weeks to feel comfortable going 100% on it.

mth123
06-18-2012, 03:51 AM
Looks like Fay tweeted 3 to 4 weeks and the sight misquoted to 3 to 4 months.

Either way, he's the source of a 40 man spot for the taking.

dougdirt
06-18-2012, 07:17 AM
http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=792301-reds-chris-valaika-has-surgery
Your 3-4 weeks quote probably came from John Fay. I'd trust anyone before I trusted John Fay. But maybe you're right--maybe it's only a few weeks. But I've had a torn ACL, and it takes a lot longer than a few weeks to feel comfortable going 100% on it.

I have have a torn ACL twice, so I know what you mean. But the report was he had his knee scoped and his ACL was just fraying, not exactly torn. I don't know exactly what the difference is with the surgeries, but I could see 3-4 weeks for that. At the same time, I could see 3-4 months too. That is why I am confused. If it were 3-4 months though, wouldn't they just say he will miss the rest of the year?

BuckeyeRedleg
06-18-2012, 09:38 AM
Without looking to see if there is anyone else expendable, both Valaika and Constanzo are two easy cuts from the 40 man. Perhaps one of the pros to a "weak" minor league system is a flexible 40 man.

Jordan Smith too.