Thursday, May 11, 2006

HALL GAME: The Reds will bring nine minor-leaguers along Monday to play in the Hall of Fame game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Left-hander Chris Michalak, right-handers Carlos Guevera and Abe Woody, catcher Chris Denove, infielders Jeff Bannon, Luis Bolivar and Eric Eymann and outfielders Alex Sanchez and Chris Dickerson will make the trip.

Major League Baseball would like the starting lineup to be in the game long enough to get at least one at-bat.

"The last thing players want to do on an off day is play," Narron said. "But I think when they take the tour Sunday, they'll appreciate it."
Does this mean that the players named above will be in addition to some of the players on the 25-man roster or instead of them? They must be taking more than nine players.

In addition, I read somewhere that Milton might start this game as part of his rehab assignment, but his name isn't mentioned.

I'm confused. (yeah, yeah... I know. what's new?)