Split-squad lineups


Reds lineup vs. Angels in Tempe (TV game on MLB Network)

Sappelt 8
Phillips 4
Votto 3
Lewis 7
Francisco 5
Heisey DH
Hanigan 2
Janish 6

Cueto 1

I will be at the Angels game today. Dusty Baker will be on the trip and managing. OF Juan Duran is among those coming over from the Minor League camp. I will be interested in seeing him play.

Reds lineup vs. A’s in Phoenix

Stubbs 8
Renteria 6
Gomes 7
Rolen 5
Bruce 9
Alonso 3
Cairo DH
Valaika 4
Miller 2

Leake 1

Chris Speier will manage against Oakland and pitching coach Bryan Price will also be there.

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Mark, what’s the projected trajectory for Sappelt? Late season call-up? He seems ready to hit (major league pitching) – how’s his fielding? Is he a possible long-term answer in LF?

Definitely a AAA guy to start since he only had 25 games there at end of 2010. After that, up to him but a Sept. call up wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect if there is no need before that.

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