LaMarre would be there playing center field if not for having surgery after the season on his foot for plantar fasciitis which will keep him out for a few weeks. He was invited to go but he's been dealing with this for a couple months and is going to get it taken care of! I heard this from a friend of his so don't jump to conclusions on what you don't know!
The season begins this Tuesday, Oct 9. I just checked the roster and it appears that Tim Crabbe has been added as the second of two pitchers to be named later.
Didn't realize Gregorius is on the AFL roster. Interesting.
He seems a bit advanced for the AFL. My recollection is that the Reds don't usually send AAA guys.
This could indicate the Reds are thinking of keeping Didi in the major leagues next year. Sometimes the AFL is used to get prospects additional experience before a spring training tryout.
Really interesting to hear how Billy does in centerfield.
Do all Reds players play for the same team??
Peoria leads 2-0:
Didi is 0-2 (playing SS)
Lutz is 1-2 w/ a run and an rbi (playing 1b)
No Sliding Billy as Zach Collier gets the nod in CF
Still no sightings of Billy yet. Donald Lutz is 5 for 8 (.625) with a 2B, 3B, RBI and three runs scored in two games. Didi's 1 for 7. Drew Hayes and Curtis Partch have each pitched an inning with three K's,
Looks like Billy is in CF today:
Donald Lutz @braunerhulk
Got @b_ham_3 playing next to me in cf today for his first time I guess I won't have to move at all today! #hewillcatchthemall
Hamilton leading off today, Lutz 5th, Gregorious 8th. should be just about to get underway.
Hamilton leads off with an infield single. After a couple pickoff attempts, a pitchout and a couple fouls on which he was running, he of course steals second.
I'd love to watch him play some center field. That could be very interesting.