Spring Training Notebook 2-23-09

Spring Training Notebook 2-23-09.pdf

TODAY’S NEWS: Today’s workout uneventful.

WBC ROSTERS: Final 28-player rosters for the 16-team 2009 World Baseball Classic will be announced at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow on MLB Network…45-player provisional rosters for the WBC include 18 players in the Reds organization and 8 players on the 40-man roster: 1B Joey Votto (Canada), RHP Francisco Cordero (Dominican Republic), RHP Johnny Cueto (DR), RHP Edinson Volquez (DR), C/IF/OF Wilkin Castillo (DR), OF Willy Taveras (DR), IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. (Mexico) and C Ramon Hernandez (Venezuela)…also on the provisional rosters are 10 Reds minor leaguers…Class AAA Louisville head athletic trainer Tomas Vera will serve in that same position for Team Venezuela…he also was Venezuela’s head athletic trainer in 2006.

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING: The Reds and the Men Against Prostate Cancer group will offer free comprehensive prostate cancer exams at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m….the mobile examination center will be located at the corner of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue…contact Rex Hardin of MAPC at (941) 926-9666.

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