Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Here's the MLB.com story:
Crosby outrighted to Louisville
Outfielder Bubba Crosby was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday afternoon. Crosby was out of Minor League options and had to clear waivers first. He has 72 hours to accept the assignment and will become a free agent if he declines it.
"We just felt he was behind a couple of other guys for that spot," Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said. "At the same time, doing it when we did -- he has the choice of maybe hooking on with someone else or reporting."
...Crosby batted .276 (8-for-29) with one home run and seven RBIs this spring. The 30-year-old former Yankees reserve was signed by Cincinnati in November but became expendable with Rule 5 Draft acquisition Josh Hamilton's hot spring making him a lock to make the team.
Like Hamilton, Crosby is a left-handed hitter. The club has four lefty-swinging outfielders, including Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr., who appeared less likely to be headed to the disabled list with a hand injury when he started on Saturday.
Krivsky said Crosby cleared waivers at 1 and then was told of his outright 3:30. He has 72 hours -- so 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday -- to make a decision. Krivsky said the timing was so he could find out if he had a chance at another club, since they felt he wasn't going to make the major league roster here.
I can't believe Bubba was sent to Louisville. He looked very good at spring training. I thought he would definitely make it over Deno. My daughter will be crushed - he was her favorite player at spring training.
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