The Reds have talked to Edgar Renteria


Reds GM Walt Jocketty said yesterday that he has spoken to Edgar Renteria’s agent.

Gosh, I hope he wasn’t insulting!

Jocketty is familiar with Renteria, of course, as he was the guy who signed him to play for the Cardinals.  Based on his previous comments, however, it seems kind of doubtful that Renteria would come to Cincinnati to be Paul Janish’s backup.  But I guess crazier things have happened. Things like Renteria being insulted at a million dollar offer.

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.