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Friday, July 08, 2011

Janish might report Friday

Reds beat writer Tom Groeschen is reporting that Janish might report to Louisville by Friday.

LOUISVILLE — Bats manager Rick Sweet said Thursday night that shortstop Paul Janish might report to the Reds’ Triple-A club here as early as Friday. Sweet has not spoken to pitcher Edinson Volquez, who also was sent to Louisville on Thursday.

“I talked to Janish today. He called me from the airport,” Sweet said, after the Bats’ 5-2 win over Indianapolis on Thursday night. “Janny and I are pretty close. He played for me. We talked, and he might be here tomorrow (Friday). It just depends on how his flight goes today. He flew back to Cincinnati, so we’ll see.”

...“He talked about possibly coming tomorrow (Friday), but they have three days,” Sweet said. “Sometimes they need a day or two to clear their heads, and sometimes they just need to get to work. Janny’s a gamer. Whatever decision he makes, I will back. I know he’s ready to go to work, and I’m excited to have him back. He’s a good baseball player.”

Sweet said the minors sometimes can rejuvenate players who are used to being in the majors.

“Mike Leake came back and said the same thing, when he went back up,” Sweet said. “It cleared his head. It was like a breath of fresh air. You can kind of get yourself back to baseball instead of worrying about all the extra stuff going on.”

Players have 72 hours to report when they're optioned down. Much is made of how long they take to report, with guys who show up ASAP admired and those who take the full three days suspected of pouting and having a bad attitude.

But realistically...they're moving to a new city. Not many employers expect their workers to pick up and move to a new location, and start work in only three days.


posted by BubbaFan, 12:29 AM


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