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    Re: who was let go to give hatteberg a roster spot?

    Looks like Bong - is this also a significant change in policy as the REDS have traditionally stocked a lot of pitchers on the 40 man.

    Thanks for the info Danny.

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    Re: who was let go to give hatteberg a roster spot?

    This is from Espn.com.
    Cincinnati Reds Signed outfielders Quinton McCracken and Tuffy Rhodes to minor league contracts; designated pitcher Jung Keun Bong for assignment.
    Bong is now dfaed for Hatteberg. Hopefully hudson and Bong both clear waivers.
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    Re: who was let go to give hatteberg a roster spot?

    http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASAp...4/c1311518.jsp
    Reds ink veterans McCracken, Rhodes
    02/14/2006 8:06 PM ET
    By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

    CINCINNATI -- The Reds signed veteran outfielders Quinton McCracken and Tuffy Rhodes to Minor League contracts on Tuesday.
    Both players will be non-roster invites to the big league camp at Spring Training.

    McCracken, who will turn 36 years old next month, batted .237 in 134 games with Diamondbacks last season. A lifetime .276 hitter over his 11 seasons in the Major Leagues, he has also played for the Rockies, Devil Rays, Twins and Mariners.

    If McCracken earns a spot on the Reds 25-man roster out of camp, he will earn $600,000.

    Rhodes has been playing in Japan since 1996 and in 2001, he tied Sadaharu Oh's Japanese single-season record with 55 home runs. From 1990-95, the 37-year-old played for the Astros, Cubs and Red Sox.

    A Cincinnati native, Rhodes graduated from Western Hills High School in 1986.

    In other news, the Reds designated pitcher Jung Bong for assignment to make room for first baseman Scott Hatteberg on the 40-man roster. Hatteberg agreed to a one-year, $750,000 contract with the club on Sunday.

    Bong has 10 days to clear waivers, be traded or released. He missed all of last season recovering from September 2004 shoulder surgery. Part of the 2004 trade that sent Chris Reitsma to Atlanta, Bong only pitched three games for the Reds and went 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA.

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    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.
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    Re: who was let go to give hatteberg a roster spot?

    it's an odd time to release a lefthanded pitcher. Since ST is so close, it'd be worth having a look, first.

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    Re: who was let go to give hatteberg a roster spot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nugget
    Looks like Bong - is this also a significant change in policy as the REDS have traditionally stocked a lot of pitchers on the 40 man.

    Thanks for the info Danny.
    Correction, the Reds have stocked a lot of guys who stood on the bump in the middle of the infield and tossed the ball to hitters on the 40 man.
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