: Krivsky hasn't decided how many players will be called up when rosters expand Sept. 1.
"When you're in the race, you bring up more," he said. "You never know when a pinch runner could help you win a game. I can tell you cost won't be a factor."
The Reds will get an influx of arms around Sept. 1 as players come off the disabled list. Right-handers Gary Majewski, Jason Standridge and Matt Belisle all should be ready by then.
Outfielder Chris Denorfia is pretty much assured of a call-up.
Other players on the 40-man roster who would be candidates: infielders Ray Olmedo and Joey Votto, outfielder Brandon Watson, left-handers Michael Gosling and Phil Dumatrait and right-handers Ramirez and Mike Burns.
: As well as Homer Bailey has pitched, there's a possibility his season will be coming to an end shortly.
He has thrown 123 innings this year. That's near the limit the Reds want for a 20-year-old.
"We're cognizant of it," general manager Wayne Krivsky said. "You've got to be careful about it. What you always want is 30 innings more than the year before."
Bailey threw 1032/3 innings at Single-A Dayton last year.