Originally Posted by reds44
What does this do to the lineup now?
Well, it probably makes Hatteberg the righthanded catcher in a platoon with Valentin behind the dish, and makes Dunn the lefty first baseman splitting time with Cruz whenever Aurilia isn't starting at first against lefties. That opens up left field for Freel, but not everyday, obviously. Womack will have to spell him out there, in addition to getting most of the reps at second. That's not to say Aurilia, Menechino, and Freel won't see time there, obviously. Oh, and it probably means Ross makes the team out of camp as the extra left fielder and emergency second baseman.