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Tom Servo
06-13-2012, 03:42 PM
He hasn't played since June 5th, why play a man short?

Degenerate39
06-13-2012, 03:47 PM
I think he was going to play yesterday but got sick

PuffyPig
06-13-2012, 03:47 PM
Proabably because they felt he would likely be playing by now, and it's not as like we have anyone banging down the door to bring up.

medford
06-13-2012, 04:44 PM
B/c the Reds like to keep things fair by playing at 24 several times a season.

Degenerate39
06-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Having 24 and Stubbs is better than 24 and Costanzo

cumberlandreds
06-14-2012, 07:25 AM
Might be that there is no one worthwhile to bring up from Louisville? Might as well stay at 24 if no one can help you.

edabbs44
06-14-2012, 07:30 AM
Proabably because they felt he would likely be playing by now, and it's not as like we have anyone banging down the door to bring up.

This. The Reds are also 4-3 in that same time, so I'm not sure that this has presented much of an issue to this point.

klw
06-14-2012, 08:25 AM
He hasn't played since June 5th, why play a man short?

June 5 was also the last game for JJ Hoover. Jus' saying.

mbgrayson
06-14-2012, 08:33 AM
I thought I heard them say on TV or radio that his original injury (back?) was almost better, and then he got the flu or crud that was going around the team... Not sure though...

redsmetz
06-14-2012, 08:48 AM
I thought I heard them say on TV or radio that his original injury (back?) was almost better, and then he got the flu or crud that was going around the team... Not sure though...

That's how the paper reported it this morning, although he doesn't seem to be 100% and, Dusty noted this, they're in that situation now where they could be hesitant to use him and end up burning the ability to make the DL stint retroactive to June 5th. They also suggested that if Rolen is ready (and there are rumblings that he may be), that they go ahead and DL Stubbs, activate Rolen and then deal with the other personnel question a week or so down the pike.

These seems to come up pretty much every time someone has an injury that's not significant and that starts out day to day and I don't think the Reds are alone in playing short for a week or so. It's just something to live with.

And as others noted in this thread, no one's lighting things up in AAA that screams for a call up to fill the spot.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 09:34 AM
Yeah when you are presented with a 7 day projected injury or so you have a decision that can go either way. The last 2 call ups from the Bats have been Costanzo and Negron...I'm sure that was a consideration.

klw
06-14-2012, 07:17 PM
It would be nice if the majors had a 7 day DL for position players.

DGullett35
06-14-2012, 07:34 PM
They do have a 7 day DL but I think its just for concussions. Stubbs is due back sat. or sun. At least thats what he said.

Strikes Out Looking
06-14-2012, 08:00 PM
They do have a 7 day DL but I think its just for concussions. Stubbs is due back sat. or sun. At least thats what he said.

Then somebody should have whacked him in the head. (I kid, I kid)

Tony Cloninger
06-14-2012, 09:05 PM
What's so hard about removing Constanzo from the 40 man and adding someone else....even Mr. Gathright himself. Yes.....the evil one himself. The one player who would people wish Patterson or Reggie Taylor were back.

blumj
06-14-2012, 09:36 PM
The Red Sox do it all the time and it drives me nuts. It never seems to end up being worth playing shorthanded when you get the player back a few games sooner than the required 15 for the DL, but then he's rusty or not 100% when you first get him back, and you're left wishing he was playing those games on a rehab assignment, anyway.