I know this has come up in a number of threads. Hopefully this will clear up any confusion on the matter.
This has come up quite a bit, so I want to try to make sure itís clear ó Billy Hamilton is eligible for the Reds postseason roster.
It works like this, MLB rules allow a team to replace a player who is on the disabled list with a player who wasnít on the 40-man roster before Sept. 1. That spot? Nick Masset.
Massetís been on the 60-day disabled list and is eligible to come off any time, but he will not. His season is over, his locker is being used by someone else, as is his number (40). Masset is a free agent at the end of the season.
Because heís on the 60-day DL, the Reds can replace him with anyone who was in the organization before Sept. 1, which Hamilton was. (You could not use Jonathan Broxtonís DL spot, because his 60 days on the DL will not be up by the time the playoffs start.)