KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- I'm taking some time off, I swear. But since I have a minute or two, here are a couple transactions from today.
The Reds sent infielder Trevor Lawhorn to the Blue Jays as the player to be named in the Scott Schoeneweis deal. Lawhorn hit .224 with four homers and 28 RBIs in 91 games for the Sarasota Reds this season. The only remaining PTBNL is to the Indians in the Todd Hollandsworth deal.
Ronnie Ortegon has been named minor league hitting coordinator. He replaces Leon Roberts, who held the job the past six seasons. That's a clean sweep of the Reds' major league and minor league hitting gurus, if you're scoring at home. Ortegon was most recently with the Rangers organization.-MarcThe Reds have acquired infielder/outfielder Jerry Gil from the Diamondbacks for right-hander Abe Woody. Gil has 29 big-league games under his belt but spent all of 2006 in the minors. He hit .256 with 28 doubles, 27 homers and 89 RBIs in 128 games between Class AA Tennessee (I just passed their ballpark a while ago) and Class AAA Tucson. Gil, who turns 24 tomorrow, is a nephew of legendary former Reds hurler Josias Manzanillo. He has been added to the 40-man roster.
Brandon Claussen and his wife Kelli welcomed their first child, daughter Kenedi May, yesterday afternoon. Kenedi checked in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Congratulations to the proud parents.