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Lewis here

Reds lineup vs. Astros

Stubbs 8
Heisey 7
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Hanigan 2
Janish 6
Valaika 5
Wood 1

*OF Fred Lewis was activated from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. OF Jeremy Hermida was optioned to Louisville to make room for Lewis. Hermida was 2-for-18 in 10 games with the Reds.

Lewis played 15 games during his rehab assignment while trying to come back from an oblique injury. After seven games Double-A Carolina, he played eight games for Louisville and batted .300, (6-for-20) with 1 HR, 3 RBIs 8 walks, 5k, 1sb,  6 R).

“I got to Louisville and everything was pretty much healed,” Lewis said. “I pretty much felt 100 percent. I’m just ready to get the ball moving. It was a long process. But I’m happy I got some at-bats and stuff and get back game ready.”

Lewis’ 20-day rehab assignment expired on Tuesday, so a move had to be made to get him back.

“It was a baseball decision and a business decision,” Dusty Baker said. “Hermida had options and Fred had no options.”

*Miguel Cairo is bothered by a sore leg and hasn’t played since Saturday. Dusty Baker believed Cairo was possible for Thursday. Cairo is available to pinch-hit or enter in a double switch if need be today.

*Jonny Gomes is really struggling to find a spark lately. In 14 games since April 17, Gomes is 5-for-47 (.106).

Janish starts at 3B

Reds lineup vs. Brewers
Stubbs 8
Bruce 9
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Renteria 6
Hermida 7
Hernandez 2
Janish 5
Leake 1

*Interesting lineup tonight. Dusty Baker indicated he was looking at possibly pairing Janish and Renteria on the left side of the infield. Miguel Cairo has done a good job filling in for Scott Rolen, but at 36, he’ll need breaks to stay fresh if he wants to stay productive.

*It’s also a good chance for Renteria to snap out of his funk. Although batting .360, he’s 2-for-13 over his last five games. Both hits were singles.

*Hermida is also searching for first hit as a Red. He is 0-for-9, mostly as a pinch-hitter. This is his second start.

Lineup, Hermida called up

Reds lineup vs. Pirates

Stubbs 8
Renteria 6
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Gomes 7
Bruce 9
Cairo 4
Hanigan 2
Wood 1

Some transactions —  3B Juan Francisco was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf. RHP Jared Burton (rt shoulder inflammation) was moved to the 60-day DL. OF Jeremy Hermida had his contract selected from Triple-A Louisville. He will wear No. 26.

You may remember that Hermida had a good spring but was one of the final cuts. He batted .342 with three homers and six RBIs during camp. With Louisville, he batted .333/.405/.606 with two homers and nine RBIs.

Willis and Hermida cut

A little breaking news for you…

LHP Dontrelle Willis and OF Jeremy Hermida were re-assigned to the Minor League camp. Both came in as non-roster players.

Willis was having a decent spring but struggled in last couple of outings with throwing strikes. Overall, he had a 9.31 ERA in seven games. Hermida batted .342 with three homers.

With the Reds 40-man roster full and few (if anyone) on it to jettison, Dusty Baker hinted in recent days it’d be tough for non-roster players to crack the team and make the cut. We will see the manager shortly. Stay tuned.

The spring roster is at 28 players now. Three more cuts to go.

The 25th-man job is down to Fred Lewis and Juan Francisco. The last bullpen spots are between Jared Burton, Logan Ondrusek, Jose Arredondo and Matt Maloney.

***Update: Baker said Willis would report to Triple-A Louisville and be stretched out for starting pitching because of the sudden hit the depth has taken. Hermida was told he could look around for a big league job and if there is one, the Reds won’t stand in his way and would let him go.

“Dontrelle was real close to making it until 10 days-two weeks ago when he regressed a little bit,” Baker said. “It was tough telling Hermida because he was having a good spring.”

*Lewis is going to get checked out by the doctor because of a sore side. It’s looking like Francisco will make the team, especially if Lewis has to go on the DL. But we’ll have to wait and see on that.

Long balls and walks

There was a lot to like and not like out of Wednesday’s 7-6 Reds win.

The positive:

Homer Bailey — looked very sharp in two scoreless innings. A leadoff bunt single by Juan Pierre in the first inning was the only blemish. Bailey was very pleased with his outing.

“I got to work my slidestep in the first inning and the second inning I worked out of the stretch,” Bailey said.

Daniel Ray Herrera — one scoreless inning, one walk. He also broke Alexi Ramirez’s bat on a groundout to first base.

Jared Burton — he looked good over his two-inning, one-hit relief outing with four strikeouts.

Offense — A five-run fifth inning started after a two-out error that made all the runs unearned. Jeremy Hermida smoked a long homer that sailed over the right field party patio.

Leading off the eighth inning, Devin Mesoraco topped Hermida with a homer to left field — it sailed well over the fence, over the grassy knoll and landed on the sidewalk concourse. It was absolutely tattooed and it was the game winner that snapped a 6-6 tie.

“Mesoraco hit one a mile and a half and Hermida hit one a mile,” manager Dusty Baker said.

The negative:

Carlos Fisher —  1 ip, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB in the sixth. Walks have been an issue in the past for Fisher. He started off the sixth with back-to-back free passes and both of them scored.

Jose Arredondo — 2/3 ip, 1 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K. His first three batters of the seventh were as followed: BB, BB, HBP. After two strikeouts came a bases-loaded two-run single and another walk.

Daryl Thompson — walked in one of Arredondo’s runs to tie the game at 6-6 when he entered in the seventh. Thompson pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings and allowed three hits after that.

“Some of the guys are trying too hard,” Baker said. “A little bit of overthrowing. We just have to calm them down, relax them and get them to be themselves. Fish was probably overthrowing more. Thompson a little bit. Arredondo was kind of expected. He hasn’t pitched in more than a year. He’s going to have some ups and downs. We’ll keep running him out there. He’s a little high right now. But when a guy has been out that long, you have to expect some ups and downs.”

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Non-roster invites to Goodyear

This is a bit delayed, I apologize, but I was off the grid at a Reds Caravan stop in Vevay, Indiana and had no internet access. I will have a story about that stop later today on Reds.com.

But here is the list of Reds non-roster invites to Spring Training:

RHP Scott Carroll, RHP Jerry Gil, LHP Jeremy Horst, LHP Donnie Joseph, RHP Matt Klinker, RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Dontrelle Willis, C Chris Denove, C Devin Mesoraco, C Corky Miller, OF Danny Dorn, OF Jeremy Hermida and OF Dave Sappelt.

There are no stunners on this list. The Reds signed Willis and Hermida a while back and the other guys were in the organization already.

*Lehr had Tommy John surgery and missed most of last season.

*Gil was previously in Reds camp a few years ago as an infielder. He converted to pitching a couple of seasons back and this will be his first time in big league camp as a pitcher.

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Reds sign Hermida

2:15 pm update 1/4/11 – The Reds announced that Hermida was signed and invited to camp as a non-roster player. This does not automatically mean that the Reds are done looking at Podsednik or Lewis. Since Hermida is a Minor League deal, there is no guarantee he makes the club. Lewis and Podsednik are seeking big league contracts and both have the added ability of potentially being leadoff hitters.

“We’re still talking to a couple of guys,” GM Walt Jocketty said. “We’ve been talking with Hermida for a while and we don’t have a lot of left-handed hitting on our club.”

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The Reds appear to be close to signing outfielder Jeremy Hermida to a Minor League contract, a baseball source told MLB.com on Monday evening.

The deal has not been finalized and the club has made no formal announcement.

Cincinnati has been looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder to come off of the bench and Hermida could fit that bill if he were to make the club out of Spring Training. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has also had talks with left-handed hitting outfielders Scott Podsednik and Fred Lewis.

 
A former first round Draft pick of the Marlins in 2002, Hermida spent 2005-09 with Florida as the primary right fielder. Last season was split between the Red Sox and A’s and he batted .216 with six home runs and 29 RBIs.

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