Originally Posted by cinreds21
Lutz is currently injured. If he is out for the remainder of the season they could call him up and place him on the 60-day DL. That would open up a spot for Billy but would have Lutz accumulate service time. (Also, Freeman or Lotzkar being removed would work as well.)
Billy is eligible for the Rule-V draft this off-season so even if his bat isn't ready right now it would be silly to not bring him up for his speed alone. It could pay dividends in the final month.
The Reds called up Kris Negron last year, and put him on the DL on Aug 31, so Walt knows how to play that game. At this point the Reds must have all weapons available.
This is kind of getting ugly. Broxton is likely done for this year, and maybe half of next. Marshall and Cueto in limbo, Cingrani sounds like he will be ok(no guarantee).
Michael Lorenzen? Greg Reynolds? Trade for an arm?