The Cincinnati Reds finally made the move they had been putting off all season in calling up outfielder Drew Stubbs to the majors Wednesday. Stubbs was promoted after the Reds placed outfielder Willy Taveras on the disabled list with a leg injury. The Reds had resisted promoting Stubbs or teammate Chris Heisey several times this season after injuries to outfielders. Drew was batting .268 with three home runs and 39 RBI for Louisville at the time of his callup. His 46 stolen bases lead the Reds organization and the International league and rank 11th among minor leaguers.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer also tweeted Wednesday that Reds thirdbaseman and former All-Star Scott Rolen would join AAA Louisville for a rehab assignment starting Thursday. Rolen should be activated from the disabled list by the Reds on Sunday.
As the baseball world disects the flurry of moves made at the non-waiver trade deadline here are some BluGrass Baseball storylines to keep an eye on.
- Jordan Lyles led the Legends to a 11-0 rout of Charleston with six shutout innings.
- A two-hour rain delay didn’t slow down the Bowling Green offense as it hammered the Savannah Sand Gnats 11-2.
- A six-run fourth inning led Toledo to a 8-5 victory over Louisville.
- The Toronto Sun breaks down the former Bats the Blue Jays received in the Scott Rolen trade.
- The Cincinnati Enquirer breaks down the trade from the Reds’ side.
The non-waiver trade deadline came and went today with only one deal involving players with Kentucky ties. In a deal that just sneaked in before the deadline the Cincinnati Reds sent Louisville Bats reliever Zach Stewart and former Bats Josh Roenicke and Edwin Encarnacion to the Blue Jays for third baseman Scott Rolen.