04/29/12 1:04 PM ET
Frazier making the most of time off the bench
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
Cairo's return may be just around the corner
CINCINNATI -- Eligible to come off the disabled list while the team is off on Monday, utility infielder Miguel Cairo could return as soon as Tuesday when the Reds open a series vs. the Cubs.Whether that actually happens remains a mystery. Cairo, who has been out with a strained left hamstring, has been running and hitting for a week and has reported no issues. "I feel good but I think I have to run the bases first," Cairo said. "I go by what the trainers tell me. I'm the worker and do what they tell me to do. Hopefully in the next couple of days, I don't know the plan. I wish I could tell you. The good thing is, I feel good and my legs feel good. We'll see what happens on Tuesday, Wednesday or whatever." Cairo, who turns 38 on May 4, was batting .111 in four games when he was hurt on April 14 at Washington. Manager Dusty Baker has a policy when he deals with injured players and it's likely to apply to Cairo. "I don't know," Baker responded when asked if Cairo would be activated for Tuesday. "You say you're feeling good and then I give you another day. We'll see."
Reds players lead successful recycling drive
CINCINNATI -- The Reds PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste recycling drive at Hyde Park Plaza collected approximately 40 tons of electronic waste from over 450 vehicles on Saturday. Center fielder Drew Stubbs greeted recyclers along with actor/singer Nick Lachey, a Cincinnati native who made his name with the band 98 Degrees.On Friday at Anderson Town Center, there was 35 tons of electronics waste from over 400 cars. The drive was to continue on Sunday morning at the Kroger store in Newport, Ky., with the first 200 cars with recyclables receiving two free tickets to a future Reds game. Among the acceptable items take for recycling were personal computers, monitors, TVs, keyboards, VCRs, DVD players, printers and radios.