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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Reds - Activated Ortiz

Cincinnati Reds - Activate P Ramon Ortiz from the 15-day DL; optioned P Todd Coffey.

Ortiz was on the DL for a strained groin.  His first start back today was less than exemplary as he got rung up by the Brewers for 6 runs in 2 innings.  The Reds’ Troika of Utter Awesomeness now sports a 6.20 ERA over 69.2 innings.  If you prorate signing bonuses, the Reds have now paid $2.2 million for that first month.

Todd Coffey was essentially the only candidate to go back to the minors, so he would have been going back even if he hadn’t had a rough start in the majors.  That is, until the Reds realize that their intense fear of a team claiming Joe Valentine is a pretty silly worry, similar to when the Orioles carried Fernando Lunar for a month as a 3rd catcher because they were simply aghast at the prospect of another team getting the benefit of his services.

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 01, 2005 at 10:07 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Buster Olney the Lonely Posted: May 02, 2005 at 12:48 AM (#1303066)
so Todd was only up for a cup of coffee?
   2. Moe Greene Posted: May 02, 2005 at 04:30 PM (#1304461)
Hey Dan. Don't forget the 17 HRs allowed in those 69.2 innings.

####### Reds.

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