1:42pm: It’s done – the Reds have designated Hatteberg for assignment to make room for Bruce.
9:30am: The Reds haven’t announced the corresponding move to Jay Bruce‘s callup yet. John Fay wonders whether they’ll opt to designate Scott Hatteberg for assignment, noting his well-diminished role on the team. I speculated back in April that Hatteberg might be a good replacement for Carlos Delgado or complement to Richie Sexson.
Corey Patterson has to be worried as well, since Bruce is expected to take over as the regular center fielder. Patterson is hitting just .201/.242/.354 in 155 plate appearances.