Heisey to rehab; Robinson better

Reds outfielder Chris Heisey, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 29, is expected to leave for a rehab assignment Sunday at Double-A Pensacola, and begin playing on Monday.

“We hope he goes out to play,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Even though he wasn’t doing quite as well as he wanted to or we wanted to, we still need him, especially [with] our left-handed strong lineup and especially off the bench.”

Backup outfielder Derrick Robinson has been limited in recent games because of a sore oblique. A switch-hitter, Robinson was unable to bat from the left side.

“I’m feeling a lot better. Today is the first day I can do everything,” Robinson said.

The other day I got that wrong – and had Robinson unable to bat right-handed. Sorry for my mistake. It certainly is a small P.S. to the second-guessing over letting Mike Leake bat for himself on Wednesday. I still have no problem with Leake hitting for himself.

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Heisey reminds me of Bailey; it took years, upon years, for Bailey to sprout his wings and ultimately perform. Maybe Heisey will, but at this juncture, he’s best as a 4th OF coming in off the bench.

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