MADE THEIR FINAL CUTS OF THE SPRING ON FRIDAY
"GODZILLA" WINS ROTATION SPOT
THE REDS MADE THEIR FINAL
CUTS OF THE SPRING ON FRIDAY
was named the Reds' fifth starter on Friday. Despite having no previous
professional experience, Leake outdistanced Travis Wood to make the team.
Leake will be placed on a short list of players who have gone
directly to the majors after being drafted since it began in 1965. Leake
had this to say about the decision:
I didnít think I had a chance, but inside I thought I did. I guess
realistically I did. Iím just thankful they had faith in me. Iíve always
gone out with confidence. I donít really show it with cockiness. I just
didnít feel like I that much pressure on me. I felt like if I did what Iíd
been doing. . . I did what I could."
Mike Leake will seemingly make his major league debut on Sunday, April 11
against the Chicago Cubs. Here's a breakdown of all the moves made by the
Reds on Friday and your 2010 Reds Opening Day Roster.
Optioned to AAA: Jared Burton, Travis Wood, Aroldis Chapman, Matt Maloney,
and Drew Sutton.
Assigned to AAA: Wilkin Castillo, Justin Lehr, and Chris Burke.
Released: Kip Wells
Aaron Miles and Wladimir Balentien have both been told they did not make the
team. The Reds will try and trade them before Sunday, when they will be
designated for assignment, scouring for another team.
2010 REDS OPENING DAY ROSTER:
Pitchers: Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Francisco Cordero, Johnny Cueto,
Aaron Harang, Daniel Ray Herrera, Mike Lincoln, Nick Masset, Logan Ondrusek,
Micah Owings, and Arthur Rhodes.
Catchers: Ryan Hanigan and Ramon Hernandez.
Infielders: Orlando Cabrera, Miguel Cairo, Juan Francisco, Paul Janish,
Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen, and Joey Votto.
Outfielders: Jay Bruce, Chris Dickerson, Jonny Gomes, Laynce Nix, and Drew
Mike Leake will not be added to the 25-man roster until he is needed to
start. The Reds will have to make room for him and will need to make one
more cut, to accommodate Leake, early in the season. Juan Francisco will
most likely get the demotion.
Baker on moves
improving in Cincy
hoping Price can shape staff