Rolen to DL,Costanzo to the Big Leagues
After all the bad-mouthing of Scott Rolen last night via Twitter, Reds fan will not be seeing Rolen play for a while. Scott Rolen who was batting .174 this year with only 11 RBIs will be heading to the 15-day disabled list with a hurt left shoulder.
The Reds purchased the contract of Mike Costanzo from AAA Louisville to take Rolen’s spot on the active roster. Costanzo was batting .291 this year in Louisville with 11 RBIs and three homeruns. Costanzo is 28 years old and was selected by the Phillies in the second round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft, Costanzo has played for three different organizations, and he has been with the Reds organization since 2010. He is expected to dress tonight for the Reds game and he will make his MLB debut when he plays.
I like this move for a couple different reasons; number one is that we now have a left-handed bat on the bench, which always is helpful. The second reason is he has been tearing up the competition in the minors and I think that he is ready, not to play every day, but to fill in whenever needed.