09/26/11 7:05 PM ET
Cordero may get his wish to stay with Reds
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
With hand improved, Frazier to start Tuesday
NEW YORK -- Rookie infielder Todd Frazier has been limited to one pinch-hit appearance since being drilled on the left hand by a 97-mph fastball from Joel Hanrahan in Pittsburgh on Friday.Frazier did not start on Monday against the Mets but has been told that he will be in the lineup on Tuesday. It is extra important for Frazier that he gets to play in this series, as the native of relatively nearby Toms River, N.J., expects a lot of friends and family at Citi Field this week. "It's still a little bruised," Frazier said of the hand. "But it's very functional."
Heisey gets call over Stubbs in opener vs. Mets
NEW YORK -- For the second straight game and the third time in five contests, Drew Stubbs was not in the lineup. Chris Heisey took his place in center field.Manager Dusty Baker said that nothing is wrong with Stubbs, who has a club-record 203 strikeouts entering Monday's opener in New York, and who notched his 40th stolen base of the season on Saturday vs. the Pirates. "He's doing OK. He's playing the next two days," Baker said. It appears unlikely that Heisey will challenge Stubbs' incumbency in center field next season. Heisey will more likely compete for the left-field spot, but he could be moved around because of his versatility. "I don't know what's going to happen over the winter, but that's what Heisey has been doing all year," Baker said. "He is better in the corners, but he can play all three outfield positions."