All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Paul Janish is heating up. He's gotten a double and a RBI in each of his last two games. Last night he was 1 for 2 with a walk, and his RBI double plated the game-winning run.

The G-Braves are traveling to Syracuse next week. I might go out and see them. Brandon Beachy should be getting another rehab start in Syracuse; I'd like to see that game at least.


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Friday, May 17, 2013

Last start?

Tony Cingrani starts tonight for the Reds, and it might be the last time for awhile. Johnny Cueto will be activated of the DL on Monday. That is Mike Leake's day to start, but the Reds have been careful to say that that does not mean Leake is being sent down. They could send down Cingrani and just have Leake start a day late.

Meanwhile, Phil Humber, DFA'd by the Astros last week, has accepted an outright assignment to AAA Oklahoma City.

And David Aardsma may be headed to Japan. He requested his release from the Marlins' AAA team, and is reportedly being pursued by the Hanshin Tigers.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Janish flashes the leather

One day after Janish had that nice game (3 for 5, 2 doubles), the Braves activated him off the DL and optioned him to AAA.

Braves activated INF Paul Janish from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Janish, who had offseason shoulder surgery, was hitting .256 (10-for-39) with two doubles and two RBI during his rehab assignment. He'll continue to get regular playing time in the minors for now, but the Braves figure to call him up at some point.

This was expected, with Ramiro Pena being out of options.

I did go down to Scranton for the Gwinnett Braves games. Janish had some nice plays on defense, but was hitless in the series.

He sat out Sunday's game. It was a day game after a night game, so that wasn't surprising. However, he also got Tuesday off. He's back in the lineup today, though. Gwinnett announcer Tony Schiavone said tonight that Janish and Sean Kazmar are sharing the SS job. Kazmar is not a prospect and is not hitting particularly well, so if they are sharing the job I guess it's to keep Janish rested.


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Monday, May 13, 2013

Reading the smoke signals

Speculation is afoot that Tony Cingrani will keep his spot in the Reds rotation, with Mike Leake sent down to AAA to make room for Johnny Cueto, who is due to come off the DL soon.

The Reds have switched up the rotation, maybe so Cueto can take Leake's spot.

All highly speculative at this point, and Cingrani is ready to go back to Louisville if that's what the Reds decide.


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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Day game

Paul Janish must be a morning person. Today's education day game was his best this season. He went 3 for 5 with two doubles and two runs scored. The first multi-hit game and first extra-base hits of the year for him. Plus, he reached (2B!) on an error (bloop down the third base line the left fielder overran), so was on base four times.

Janish also had a very nice play on defense, ranging deep in the hole and prompting the announcers to comment on his big league range and major league arm.

G-Braves head to Scranton to player the SWB Yankees RailRiders tomorrow. If all goes well, I'll get down there to see a game or three.


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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Cingrani getting national attention

Well, Tony Cingrani is not flying under the radar any more. Bernie Pleskoff has taken note:

Consistent mechanics, repertoire key for Cingrani

It's going to be interesting to see what the Reds do when Cueto comes off the DL. Mike Leake has options, and could be sent down. Not sure they'll do that, though.


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Friday, May 03, 2013

Injury Report

Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has had a setback. He was supposed to make a rehab start tonight in Pensacola, but an exam with Dr. Kremchek revealed "soreness" so he's back on the shelf. They'll re-evaluate Monday, supposedly.

Unfortunate for Cueto, but an opportunity for Tony Cingrani. If he keeps pitching the way he has, it's going to be awfully hard for the Reds to send him down.

In other injury news, Paul Janish was put back on the Gwinnett Braves roster this afternoon. I assume this means he's recovered from strained muscle in his side and will be back in the lineup tonight.

UPDATE: Yup, Janish is back in the lineup. He's playing SS and batting 8th.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Janish has a strained oblique

Eleven days after Paul Janish last played, there's finally an update. David O'Brien, the Braves beat writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, posted on Twitter:

#Braves INF Paul Janish strained side muscle diving for ball on shoulder-surgery rehab assignment. Will soon start another rehab in Triple-A
So, when the Gwinnett announcer said Janish was "tender on the left side," he meant it literally. It was his side that was the problem.

I suppose it's good news that it's not his surgically-repaired shoulder. Though oblique strains can linger. Hopefully it's not too serious; if they're expecting him back "soon" it sounds like a mild strain.


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