Sabathia to start Game 4

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While addressing the media before Game 3, manager Joe Girardi named CC Sabathia as his Game 4 starter.
Sabathia would be starting on three day’s rest, but the decision doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since it would allow him to start a possible Game 7, if necessary, also on three day’s
rest.




Girardi hinted that Andy
Pettitte and A.J. Burnett could be in line for starts on short rest in
Games 5 and 6, although Chad Gaudin also remains a possibility.




Phillies manager Charlie Manuel
hasn’t wavered from starting Joe Blanton in Game 4. With rain expected
in Philadelphia on Saturday, a postponement could change everything.




Note: Be sure to join me for a live chat of Saturday’s Game 3. First pitch is scheduled for 7:57 pm ET.

Update: The tarp is on the field, so we might have a slight delay. As soon as there is first pitch, the chat will be up and running.

Report: Reds sign Ben Revere

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The Reds have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Revere is expected to take home a salary between $1 million and $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster, Heyman adds.

Revere, 29, spent last season with the Angels. He batted a light .275/.308/.344 in 308 plate appearances. Revere does have some speed as he stole 21 bases last year.

Revere will try to earn a spot on the roster as a backup outfielder. The Reds’ starting spots are spoken for with Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton, and Scott Schebler.