Re: who was let go to give hatteberg a roster spot?
Actually, Sardinha is probably safe from being DFAed.
The Reds are still paying him on that ML contract that they signed him to, aren't they? If they DFA Sardinha and someone claims him, the Reds are still on the hook for that contract.
If they hold Sardinha, there's always the miniscule chance he could be traded and they get off the hook for his salary.
Of course, I could be wrong. I don't remember for exactly how long the Reds are paying Sardinha on that ML deal they signed him to on draft day. And maybe I'm wrong about the contract if someone claims him..
Also, Sardinha is also the designated "emergency" catcher in AAA. He can't hit for squat, but at least he's a competent fielder. One could do worse with a AAA insurance catcher.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!