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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Reds' new backup shortstop

The Reds have traded pitcher Jeremy Horst to the Phillies for backup shortstop Wilson Valdez. The good folks at Redleg Nation are underwhelmed.

Seems like a good deal for the Reds. They DFA'd Horst in December; he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Louisville. So, the Reds got Valdez for a guy that any team could have gotten for free last month.

This is not good news for Paul Janish, though it's not unexpected, either. There's just no room on 25-man roster for Janish. He's likely to start the season in Louisville. I don't think Valdez is a better shortstop than Janish, but Janish has options and I'm pretty sure Valdez doesn't.

And Walt Jocketty might not be done yet. I still think he might sign Ryan Theriot or someone like him.


posted by BubbaFan, 6:29 PM


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