The Opening Day lineup
Reds lineup vs. Marlins
*Ludwick got the nod over Heisey, because Dusty Baker felt Ludwick was a better match-up against left-handed starter Mark Buehrle.
*INF/OF Todd Frazier was optioned to AAA Louisville Wednesday to make room for RHP Alfredo Simon, who was claimed off of waivers on Tuesday.
“That’s a very tough move,” Baker said. “It happened to me. I know how it feels from morning to afternoon. I was told in the morning that I made the team. After I hit a couple of home runs, I came back in and everybody was silent. They said ‘Dusty, they want to see you in the office.’ They told me that they changed their mind. I had already sent my car north to Atlanta and I was on my way to Richmond.”