Elmore is 26th SS

Jake Elmore entered Wednesday’s 6-0 Reds loss to the Orioles in the eighth inning and became the 26th different shortstop to play alongside second baseman Brandon Phillips since 2006.

Courtesy of the Reds, the full list:

Jake Elmore
Kristopher Negron
Ramon Santiago
Cesar Izturis
Didi Gregorius
Wilson Valdez
Todd Frazier
Zack Cozart
Edgar Renteria
Orlando Cabrera
Miguel Cairo
Paul Janish
Drew Sutton
Chris Valaika
Alex Gonzalez
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Adam Rosales
Jolbert Cabrera
Juan Castro
Jeff Keppinger
Enrique Cruz
Pedro Lopez
Rich Aurilia
Royce Clayton
Ray Olmedo
Felipe Lopez

*Danny Richar played shortstop for the Reds in 2008 but not while Phillips was playing second base.


If Mr. Heart and Soul is back next year, I hope the starting SS will be #27. A SS with a bat.

Looks like Cozart has company…… Defense is there but bat is anemic.

How many World Series participants over the last 10 years have had a gold glove SS and/or 2B? How many have had a SS or 2B that slashed less than .250/.300/.300. I don’t know the answer, but I’m sure it’s out there. My point is you don’t need gold gloves. You need adequate defense and offensive contributions above and beyond what we are getting.

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