Originally Posted by medford
Yonder was called up, though I don't know if he ever was in cincy (much less played) during that time. It was strictly a procedural move that allowed them to avoid using an option on him. In a nut shell, the rule is that if you spend less than 20 days in the minors before coming up, it doesn't count as an option. they may do the same thing w/ Grandal. Its the reason why Yonder started out with a team the Reds knew wasn't going to make the playoffs
That makes sense. It would account for why he has not been moved to Billings. By my count, the Reds would need to add him to the ML roster in the next two days in order to save the option.