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    Keppinger fractures knee

    "A big, big, hit," as Marty just said.

    From Fay's blog...

    Keppinger appeared to hurt himself in the second inning when he fouled a ball off the inside of his leg. Corey Patterson pinch hit for him in the fourth. In the fifth, Jerry Hairston Jr. moved to short stop, Ryan Freel moved to right field, and Patterson moved to center field.

    UPDATE: An X-ray revealed that Keppinger fractured the patella in his left knee. He will have an MRI tomorrow.


    I realize we don't know the severity of the break, but does anyone out there know the likely recovery time for such an injury?
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    Terrible news.
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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    Who comes up from AAA?

    I'd say the most likely candidates are Janish, Jolbert Cabrera, or maybe Andy Green.

    With Hairston probably getting a lot of SS time could they be tempted to bring up an OF'er?

    Edit: Also Rosales

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    I don't think Cabrera and Green are options. It's either Janish or Rosales. I'm going to go with Janish because he is a better fielder and Rosales is off to a slow start.
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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I don't think Cabrera and Green are options. It's either Janish or Rosales. I'm going to go with Janish because he is a better fielder and Rosales is off to a slow start.
    I would hope they bring Janish up and let him play every day. If he can hit .250 his defense makes it worth it.

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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    I know nobody wants to hear this, but what is Castro's status?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    I know nobody wants to hear this, but what is Castro's status?
    Someone signed him.. I think it was the Rockies.

    This has got to be the curse of the Castro. We carry that guy for what seems like 10 years without ever having a situation like this, and then when we release him, suddenly we don't have a SS at all..
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    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    We carry that guy for what seems like 10 years without ever having a situation like this, and then when we release him, suddenly we don't have a SS at all..
    Even if he was the on roster, you could make the argument that the same statement would still be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Even if he was the on roster, you could make the argument that the same statement would still be true.
    Yeah, I'm not crying that Castro is gone.

    It's just odd that we are finally in the spot Castro was supposedly carried for.. We need an emergency SS.. Not that Castro was necessarily qualified for that job, but Wayne thought he was.

    In regards to the Gonzo discussion. It was a bad sign. He didn't have a good year last season. Sure, he hit a few HRs, but did little else. He was clearly on the decline and Wayne gave him a 3 year deal. I'm still confused why Patterson is almost unamiously viewed as a bad signing, yet people still defend the Gonzo signing which was a much worse risk and was for 3 years..
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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    In regards to the Gonzo discussion. It was a bad sign. He didn't have a good year last season. Sure, he hit a few HRs, but did little else. He was clearly on the decline and Wayne gave him a 3 year deal. I'm still confused why Patterson is almost unamiously viewed as a bad signing, yet people still defend the Gonzo signing which was a much worse risk and was for 3 years..
    I completely agree. I don't get all the AGon love...
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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Someone signed him.. I think it was the Rockies.

    This has got to be the curse of the Castro. We carry that guy for what seems like 10 years without ever having a situation like this, and then when we release him, suddenly we don't have a SS at all..
    I'm happier tonight that Castro was released than I was the day Castro was actually released. The last thing I'd want is Castro actually playing full-time for two months, and that's exactly what would be happening if he was still on the roster.

    I have a feeling we may see a harmful dose of Jerry Hairston, Jr. at shortstop soon, because I'm not confident that the Reds will play Janish regularly. Here's Hairston's time at shortstop during his professional career as a whole:

    MLB: 9 games (35.2 innings) before tonight
    AAA: 33 games
    AA: 1 game
    High-A: 65 games
    Low-A: 0 games
    Rookie Ball: 58 games

    That's 166 games of shortstop in his professional career. And the worst thing is 123 of those games were in 1997 and 1998.
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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    Hairston looked brutal at SS against the Astros a couple weeks back. A normal routine groundball went into CF as he lacked any range at all to make the play. Please call up Janish and insert him in as everyday shortstop and bat him eighth.

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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    Janish -- put the defender there, hit him 8th and hope the other guys pick up the slack
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    Re: Keppinger fractures knee

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Janish -- put the defender there, hit him 8th and hope the other guys pick up the slack
    Agreed.

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    I hate to see anybody get hurt-especially a player who has paid his dues and is getting a chance to play everyday.

    Jr for Miguel Cairo.....
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