Spring Training Notebook 2-17-09

Spring Training Notebook 2-17-09.pdf

TODAY’S NEWS: The Reds and 3B Edwin Encarnacion avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms on a 2-year contract through the 2010 season…the hearing had been scheduled for today in Phoenix…RHP David Weathers was the only other Reds player eligible for arbitration, but on 1/28 he signed a 1-year contract with a club option for 2010…the Reds won 5 of their previous 6 arbitration cases, beating RHP Chris Reitsma in 2004, LHP Bruce Chen in 2003, RHP Danny Graves & RHP Osvaldo Fernandez in 2001 and RHP John Hudek in 1999 while losing to 1B Sean Casey in 2001.
HOT STOVE LIVE FROM REDS HALL OF FAME: Tonight’s 6:00 p.m. Hot Stove League show will be broadcast live from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s Palace of the Fans TheaterThom Brennaman will host…it will be open to the public, with free admission after 5:00 p.m….the Hot Stove League show can be heard at 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday on 700 WLW Radio, via the internet at reds.com/hotstove and on the Reds On Radio Network.

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