Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Jeff Keppinger was activated today. Infielder Jesse Gutierrez was put on the DL to make room for him. But the Bats will have to make another roster move tomorrow, when Chad Moeller joins the team. The Bats radio announcers think it might be Bubba going on the DL to clear a roster spot.
If Bubba does land on the DL, he'll have to stay there for at least 15 days (though they can back-date it to the last game he played). Bummer. I was thinking about going to Syracuse next weekend to see the Bats play the Chiefs, but if Bubba's put on the DL, there's no way he can be back in time to play in those games.
Still, it might be best for him to rest and heal up. There's no reason for him to play injured.
The Reds had a pretty lousy game today. Bad pitching, bad offense, bad defense. And they announced that Griffey has diverticulitis. Not sure what that means for him. He did pinch-hit in the 9th inning, and hit a double, but they said he really doesn't feel very well.
Matt Smith, former Yankees prospect, came in to get the lefties out. (He's the guy we traded to Philadelphia for Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle at the deadline last year.) He succeeded in striking out Hamilton, but walked Dunn.
And Bubba's hat now has five bids and is up to $80. Auction ends Wednesday at midnight.
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