05/30/11 7:13 PM ET
Chapman done with rehab but still not ready
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
Reineke to get the ball on Tuesday
CINCINNATI -- The Reds announced on Monday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Chad Reineke would be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start on Tuesday against the Brewers. Reineke, who attended Miami University in Ohio, will take the spot of Homer Bailey, who was placed on the disabled list on Saturday."The young man has been in our organization, [and] this is his second year of throwing the ball well," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He deserves an opportunity, especially in our present pitching situation." In 10 games, including nine starts, for Louisville, the 29-year-old Reineke was 5-2 with a 2.52 ERA. In 52 2/3 innings, he has allowed 50 hits and 16 walks with 31 strikeouts. His last big league outing was a one-day stint for the A's on Aug. 5, 2009, vs. the Rangers. To make room for Reineke, the Reds will have to make a move on both the 25-man and 40-man roster.
Reds honor military with Memorial Day ceremonies
CINCINNATI -- As part of the Memorial Day remembrance, the Reds honored the service of the military members, past and present, on Monday.Five members of the Cincinnati chapter of the famed Tuskegee Airmen were honored on the field. Keith Maupin, the father of Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, received the Honor and Remember flag from an organization honoring individuals who died in military service. Matt Maupin was missing in action during the Iraq war until his remains were found in 2008. A father-and-son duo with a combination of over 50 years of U.S. Navy service, Paul Miller and Chris Miller formed the battery for a ceremonial first pitch. And U.S. Naval officer Ruben Minor sang the national anthem. The Reds held a moment of silence to honor all Americans who sacrificed their lives in service of the country. The Reds and Brewers both wore special caps for the day. Cincinnati's cap was red and white with a stars and stripes flavored wishbone 'C.'
Bailey could resume throwing soon
CINCINNATI -- On the 15-day disabled list since Saturday with a sprained posterior capsule in his right shoulder, Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey believed he could resume throwing from flat ground in the next day or two.Bailey is not feeling much discomfort or restriction from his injury, which he sustained during his start on Thursday vs. the Phillies. "I can do everything but throw, apparently," Bailey said. "It just depends on what they tell me to do, honestly." Bailey lasted four innings vs. Philadelphia in a no-decision. He felt something while hitting in the top of the fourth and didn't feel the same when he pitched the bottom half of the inning. "When I went out there for the fourth inning, I topped out at 86," Bailey said. "I saw it and I didn't like it."
Center fielder Drew Stubbs was given a night off from the starting lineup on Monday while Chris Heisey took his place and led off. Stubbs' previous time out of the lineup was on May 19. Following a very draining 2-8 Reds road trip, Baker didn't exactly get the arrival home he hoped for upon discovering that the power was out in his building. "I couldn't get in my garage and had to walk up seven flights of stairs to get to my apartment," Baker said. "[Paul] Janish helped me. I was like, 'That's it, right there.' This old dude with this bad leg -- me and Janish and his wife. Then I got home, got to bed and the lights came on. I ain't lying."