AUG. 17: The Reds outrighted Colon to their alternate site Monday after he cleared waivers, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweets. Colon will remain in the organization.
AUG. 14: The Reds announced that they’ve selected the contract of righty Tyler Thornburg. Infielder Christian Colon was designated for assignment to create roster space.
This’ll be Thornburg’s first MLB action since wrapping up a disappointing and injury-riddled tenure with the Red Sox. The 31-year-old was a highly productive reliever with the Brewers before running into difficulties in Boston.
Colon saw sporadic action with the Reds this year, as has been typical over his six seasons in the majors. All told, he owns a .249/.312/.310 slash in 418 plate appearances at the game’s highest level.
Been a while since Thornburg has been healthy and good— I wish him luck
Was going to say that I hadn’t heard his name in awhile.
It’s easy to see a guy trying to make a comeback and want to “feel good” about it.
However, I suggest anyone who has such thoughts review the players professionalism, or lack thereof, leading up to his absence.
In Tyler’s case, I point to his tirades and commentary after the injury, and, lack of adhering to team protocols that basically led to his tenure as an utter waste of effort and capital by the team.
As a human being, good to hear his health has apparently recovered.
As a ballplayer, I hope his career is over.
Maybe they shouldn’t have had him batting when the bases were loaded with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th…
It’s been years since Colon has produced in that kind of situation. And he can only do it in October.
Compare the reds and cubs rosters and there’s not a big difference in talent. Compare ownership and management and you see why one team is 13-3 and the other will never get above 500.
Fire Bell and hire a proven winner.
Evidently Colon didn’t have the guts for the job.
The Reds are going to be the most interesting trade deadline team if they have to sell.
None of the teams in the NL central other than the Cubs are seperating themselves (one for lack of a chance, sure). I expect none of them to sell in the end because it looks like they’ll all be in line for a potential playoff spot.
You’re not including the Pirates in that discussion, are you?
I disagree. Never count out the Cardinals. I think Cubs have the edge but Cards could give them a run for their money.
Above poster answered for the other end of spectrum.
I will say- David Ross is a winner.
“Colon saw sporadic action…” man that’s an awkward mental picture.
Fiber could help improve his intestinal fortitude.
Agreed will all above. Bell is an idiot. Knowing you are down only one run headed into the 9th and Votto’s turn may come up if needing that run. Then you leave Colon in with the bases loaded and one out. By the way, Colon was something like 3 for 36 on the year batting just over .100. That was Votto’s AB! He also had a MUCH better option of Davidson on the bench. Bell over-manages way too much at the end of games and almost always makes the wrong decision. Btw- he also pinch ran Lorenzen for Farmer for absolutely no reason… he is completely lost as a Manager…
“This’ll” is not a word. Thought I was reading a baseball site, not a novel set in the South.
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You got a real purdy mouth.
I thought I was reading a baseball comment section, not grammar correcting windbags. I guess we both are disappointed
humphrey x boegarts
No, it’s a contraction of two words, hence the apostrophe
“This’ll” is not a word.
Ain’t that the truth.
You are the only one that cares richt
You’re right, it’s not a word in and of itself. It is, in fact, a contraction of two words and is absolutely a legitimate and proper contraction at that.
This Royals fan will always root for Christian Colon.
Thornburg for Shaw has to go down as one of the most well-intended, yuckiest trades of all time for both sides…
No, the Brewers owned you guys in that trade. Sure, Shaw was pitiful last season, but he posted an OPS+ of 119 and 121 in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Overlooked yet quality production as an everyday player at a critical position
Is that Bartolo Colon’s grandson?
Thornburg verse’s Colon. It is what it is. It’s a prickly or a thorny situation for colon.
Thornburg showed up last night and shut down Pitt, others need too if Reds intent on staying in the hunt!
Reds take steps to deal with the team’s COLON issue !!
Is Thornburg the one that was on the Red Sox? Or was that Knitzler? I get those two confused.
Is Christian Colon related to Travis Baptist? Jose Iglicias?
George Bone? Barry Foote?