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    Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    According to Fay:

    Jeff Keppinger was not in the lineup for Louisville Saturday night. It's believed that he is headed to New York to join the Reds.

    He was registered at the team hotel. Keppinger has been rehabbing from a broken left knee cap. He was hitting .500 for the Bats. The plan was for him to join the team next week in Cleveland at the earliest.

    But the Reds are down to one shortstop after the Jolbert Cabrera went on the disabled list.
    http://beta.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...cincinnati.com

    Some good news on the SS front.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    This is good news, but let's hope that rushing him back doesn't do any damage.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    But does that mean he's going to play? I know Patterson HAS to be in the lineup for the next week because he hit a home run, but I would like to see this tomorrow.

    My wishful/somewhat realistic hope for a Dusty lineup.

    Keppinger SS
    Bruce CF
    Griffey RF
    Phillips 2B
    Dunn LF
    Vottos 1B
    EE 3B
    Janish SS
    Ross C

    What I would actually prefer:

    Hopper CF
    Keppinger DH
    Bruce RF
    Phillips 2B
    Dunn LF
    Votto 1B
    Edwin 3B
    Janish SS
    Ross C

    What we probably will see:

    Patterson CF
    Bruce RF
    Junior DH
    Phillips 2B
    Dunn LF
    EE 3B
    Votto 1B
    Janish SS
    Ross C

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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    But does that mean he's going to play? I know Patterson HAS to be in the lineup for the next week because he hit a home run, but I would like to see this tomorrow.
    He may not be in the starting lineup tomorrow, but he was the starting SS before he was injured. I don't see any reason why he would not be the starting SS when he comes back. As for tomorrow, we will just have to wait and see. Of course, if he is still hurting a bit when he returns, it would be prudent to keep him out of the lineup a little bit longer.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    He may not be in the starting lineup tomorrow, but he was the starting SS before he was injured. I don't see any reason why he would not be the starting SS when he comes back. As for tomorrow, we will just have to wait and see.
    I think he'll be in more of a reserve role until the medical staff deems him ready to play SS everyday. Or maybe he starts every other day?? I think the fact that the next 7 games are in AL parks (including a day off on Monday) with the DH role offers a lot of flexibility.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    I'm guessing he won't be playing SS tomorrow. He's probably just there in case of an emergency. I could see him being the DH tomorrow possibly, but I doubt he starts at SS.

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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    If he can DH at AAA he can DH in the MLB. I'm not sure Dusty will be able to understand that though.

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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Who gets moved out in order to open a roster spot?

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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Who gets moved out in order to open a roster spot?
    Nobody knows for sure, but it's speculated that it will be Andy Phillips.

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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Andy Pettitte is pitching. He's a lefty. I'd probably try this with Kepp at SS:

    Hopper LF
    Keppinger SS
    Phillips 2B
    Votto 1B
    Dunn DH
    Encarnacion 3B
    Bruce RF
    Ross C
    Patterson CF

    Not sure about Ross catching with Cueto on the mound. We may see Bako even against a lefty like Pettitte. Cueto is a fly ball guy. Kepp probably won't get much action at SS. Lefty hitter heavy Yankee line-up will pull toward 2B with a heavy dose of fly balls to the OF. Not loving Patterson in there, but the OF in Yankee Stadium is huge. A Hopper, Patterson, Bruce OF could run down any mistakes pretty well and Cueto needs some defensive support IMO. Dunn is really struggling and a lefty is on the mound. Maybe its a good spot for a day off. Otherwise, rest Griffey against the lefty (he can't hit them anymore) and let Dunn DH. Griffey has been hitting better lately, but Dunn is usually better against lefty pitchers.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Not sure about Ross catching with Cueto on the mound. We may see Bako even against a lefty like Pettitte.
    Are we worried about Johnny's 5.19 ERA being jeopardized w/o the 53 year old Bako behind the plate?
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    Are we worried about Johnny's 5.19 ERA being jeopardized w/o the 53 year old Bako behind the plate?
    Not we, but probably Dusty. FWIW, Ross sucks back there, but he is marginally useful against LHP.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    I read that he is still having some soreness, and a lot of that, they felt, was due to not having the leg strength right now from the lay off.

    I hope this is not a rush job due to need. You have to exercise caution with a knee injury and subsequent recovery. But I guess that's what a medical staff is for.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Good news is he can DH and get stronger and be an emergency fielder. Nice to have the bat in the line up. I'm not a DH guy, but very cool we have that the next week or so.
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    Re: Keppinger headed to NY to re-join the Reds

    Fay can't even get through a little 2-inch story without making an error. "The Jolbert Cabrera." Fay is terrible.


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