Originally Posted by dougdirt
If you want Hamilton on your playoff roster, you have to call him up before September.
Yep, he would make a nice bench weapon, when you need the speed though. I am not sure who needs to be protected from the Rule 5 draft this year, but the Reds do have some flexibility on the 40 man roster to put Hamilton on if need be. I guess it comes down to how he finishes out the season at AA. If he finishes strong, he certainly fills the pinch runner/pinch hitter role better than Homer Bailey and Mike Leake. A guy like that in a playoff game can make all the difference.
My guess is you see Didi, Janish, one of Navarro/Miller, Joseph, Hoover, and Rodriguez. Because Lotzkar is on the 40 man, I could see him getting a start or two if the Reds need a guy in September. Hopefully after having clinched the division.