A couple of injuries to the Reds outfield this year have left manager Dusty Baker scrambling to fill in a lineup. Ryan Ludwick is on the 60 day DL and, pending the return of Chris Heisey, Cincinnati may have to reach even deeper if someone else goes down. Veteran Joe Mather was signed to a free agent contract this past week to provide additional depth if the need arises.
You can tell that spring training is getting closer when news of players being invited to camp starts to trickle out. In all, the Phillies have invited 18 non-roster players to spring training.
January 23, 2013
New outfielder Joe Mather and Baseball America's Bill Ballew joined Bill Shanks on The Atlanta Baseball Talk Show.
January 21, 2011
With the end of the Triple-A playoffs, five Memphis Redbirds were called up to St. Louis.
September 17, 2010
Two starting pitchers are added to the Cardinals roster with a reliever and outfielder sent down.
All three St. Louis Cardinals reserve outfielders have made their very first opening day MLB roster - Allen Craig, Joe Mather and Nick Stavinoha.