Originally Posted by redsmetz
Well, I was one who believed this would be the move to take Griff off of the DL. Very puzzling, very puzzling.
Not really, considering that Denorfia's stay can be as little or as long as the Reds want it to be.
Maybe they needed an additional OF today (giving Freel the afternoon off) and for the Colorado series, then Denorfia goes back down and Griffey comes off the DL for the Arizona trip.
There's no requirement that Denorfia stick for any length of time. What would've been puzzling would be to continue to play with a short bench and have Cody Ross sit there useless. This is an intelligent move.