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Cincinnati Reds, Meet Your Extended Roster

The Cincinnati Reds made their call ups announcements for their 40 man roster this week.  On what may be more news worthy is who was not on the list as to who was (that being the absence of Billy Hamilton), the Cincinnati Reds decided to make moves dealing mostly with its AAA team in Louisville.  Here is a look at three of the players the Reds did bring up for the month of September.

(Mariekson Julius) DiDi Gregorius – Coming from Amsterdam, Netherlands, the hotbed of baseball, Gregorius has worked his way up to the big club by way of Pensacola and Louisville.  Gregorius gives the Reds another lefthanded bat (that the desperately need without Joey Votto).  He plays short, so he will, more than likely, be relegated to pinch hitting .  As for hitting, for the 2012 season he sports a .265 batting average, with 54 RBI and 7 homeruns.  The organization is very high on him.  Hopefully he will prove worthy of staying around in the post-season.

Henry Rodriguez – The Cincinnati Reds chose another infielder in Rodriguez.  He comes in batting .282, has 36 RBI and 5 homeruns having also split time between Pensacola and Louisville for the 2012 season.  More importantly is that he brings with him a switch hitting bat – again the Reds need the left handed ability in the lineup.

Dennis Phipps – The Cincinnati Reds like the pop in Phipps’ bat.  He spent the vast majority of the season in Louisville and really showed some power.  For the season the righthander batted .231, but hit 17 homeruns and knocked in 50 runs.  He is a bit of a free swinger, so he will probably fit right in with several of the Reds’ batters.

These are three of the additions the Cincinnati Reds brought up for the month of September.  Already, two have seen action, that being Rodriguez and Phipps who struck out and walked respectively. 

Here’s hoping they can contribute to a triple digit win column by the end of the month.

Stay tuned for more on the recent call ups by the Cincinnati Reds