As per super beat writer extraordinaire John Fay of the super newspaper extraordinaire Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds outfielder Ryan Freel strained his hamstring in last night's contest in Philadelphia and is headed to the DL. Who might replace him on the active roster, John?
Freel being out probably mean Corey Patterson will be back. With Ken Griffey Jr. hurting, the Reds need an outfielder. Patterson on the roster. I know that won't be a popular choice. But there aren't any alternatives. Norris Hopper still can't thorw. Chris Dickerson is on the roster, but he's hitting .253 with 44 strikeouts in 154 at-bats.
This is the second best Corey-related news I've heard all week.
In other news, when asked about the latest Reds call-up, 5-foot-6 pitcher Danny Ferrera, Dusty Baker had this to say:
"He looks like the bat boy," Dusty Baker said. "But it's a great story. You've either got to be above the speed limit to be successful or under it."
Just don't be exactly at the speed limit or you're fucked.