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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Bubba outrighted, more info

Here's the 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.

And Trent has updated his blog with this info:

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.

Trent also says his "gut feeling" is that Bubba will refuse the minor league assignment.

"nm7" at RHM was down in Sarasota earlier this month. He was impressed with Bubba's hitting, and thought he was a lock to make the roster. He posted this today:

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.

Baseball. It'll break your heart every time.

posted by BubbaFan, 7:42 PM


i'm crushed too :-(
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, March 25, 2007 2:51 PM  

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