I like several people like the disabled list for David Ross. It gives him several days to work on his swing, and gives LaRue time to improve his trade stock.
However, if LaRue gets traded, this limits the Reds ability to use Javy in a Ph situation, because Jerry will not use Javy before the 8th for fear that he will have no one else if we need an emergency catcher. However, we all know that Hatterburg was once a catcher, and had to move because of an injury.
So my question is this: Has Mr. Hat recovered enough from his injury that he could swing over to catcher in a pinch? If so, this allows Jerry some liberty in using Javy as a PH, and saves us from seeing Ryan Freel in a catcher's mask, and he was the old emergency catcher. (of course this means nothing if Wayne can't get rid of LaRue....). Does the injury still prevent him from catching or can he free Javy without us having to keep 3 catchers?