Originally Posted by dougdirt
Not at the start of the year. He has options and they will be used unless there are multiple injuries in ST. By the end of the year I think it will be apparent that he needs to be in Cincinnati though.
Has he even been placed on the 40-man yet? Perhaps he has been since the season ended, but I believe he will have all three options heading into next year. Thus, you're right, it won't be a rush to get him to the bigs.