Lorenzen available from bullpen

After he made his expected final start of 2015 on Wednesday at San Francisco, Michael Lorenzen is now rested and ready for use out of the bullpen. But manager Bryan Price didn’t rule out entirely that Lorenzen could get another start if there is a shortage of arms.

Lorenzen has pitched 151 2/3 innings this season, combined, at Triple-A and the Majors. His limit was 150-155 innings.

“With the rotation being what it is, if for some reason one of these guys can’t start, then maybe Lorenzen is back in there,” Price said on Monday. “If we go over his innings goal by 5-10 or 12 innings, that’s just baseball. I don’t think he’s going to break because we set a soft ceiling and he exceeds that. He’s really our next line as a starter if we have any other issues with our current starting five.”

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Hamilton out for remainder of season.

Excerpt from article by Sheldon for MLB.com…
“This was one of my big off seasons. I was kind of looking forward to it and doing a bunch of work. I told them whatever they can do to make it better, I’ll do it. If we can do the surgery right away, I’ll still have my off season plans and keep doing them. It’s just something we all decided was best for me and the team, to look forward more to next year. I’m up for it.”
Hamilton re-injured the capsule inside his shoulder while making throws from deep center field during a Sept. 14 game vs. the Giants. It is the same shoulder that he originally injured on Aug. 18 while trying to make a diving catch vs. the Royals, an injury that forced him to the disabled list until Sept. 8.
An MRI exam on Saturday morning revealed the extent of the injury, and the consultation with team medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek came Monday. Hamilton was not surprised by the results based on how bad his shoulder felt.
“I knew something was wrong with it, but didn’t know exactly what it was,” Hamilton said. “I’m just thankful it wasn’t what a lot of people were saying it could have been, it could have been way worse than what it is. I still have to deal with it and take real good care of it, because it can affect you in the long run.”
Kremchek will perform Hamilton’s surgery on Friday in Cincinnati.

Pete Rose says he’s ‘just happy’ to meet with commissioner
Sep 22, 2015 at 9:26a ET
AP

OXFORD, Ohio — Pete Rose said it’s an American tradition to give second chances, although he wouldn’t describe himself as optimistic about his application for reinstatement to Major League Baseball being approved.

“I don’t know if that’s the right word,” Rose said Monday in a brief interview between appearances on the campus of Miami University in southwest Ohio. “I think he’s his own man, he’ll make up his own mind. I’m just happy he’s willing to review my status.”

First-year commissioner Rob Manfred has said he plans to meet with baseball’s banned hit king by the end of the year.

“It’s his timetable. He’s the boss, my phone’s always on,” Rose said. “If I get that meeting, I’ll look forward to it.”

Interviewed by Miami student TV journalists, Rose said repeatedly that he made mistakes and that he hopes others will learn from them.

“I’ve been suspended a long time, but I made the mistake, and I’m paying the consequences,” Rose added. “If I’m ever given a second chance, I’ll be the happiest guy in the world. I’m an American. This is America, you get a second chance. … I won’t need a third chance.”

Rose’s college visit was to be capped by a discussion with Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty about ethics and sports as part of the school’s fall lecture series. Miami spokeswoman Claire Wagner said Rose was paid $30,000 including expenses.

Rose began the lecture discussion by telling students he had “screwed up.” He said: “I’m not going to sit here in Oxford, Ohio, and whine about me being suspended.”

Dubbed “Charlie Hustle” as a Reds rookie in 1963, Rose called himself a hard-working ambassador for the game he loves, which he noted he’s now been suspended from for a third of his life.

“I never underestimated how important the fans are,” Rose said. “I never cheated the fans.”

The Cincinnati native, now 74, had 4,256 career hits. He was banned in 1989 for betting on baseball.

Between his serious messages, Rose often had the packed house of mostly students roaring at his baseball anecdotes, jokes and one-liners such as saying the Miami football team covered the spread last Saturday and that he was the only person in the audience who would say his favorite position is “first base.”

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