When the Reds traded for Curt Casali on May 31, the reaction in a lot of circles was the same: Why?
Tony Cruz was backing up Tucker Barnhart after the trade of Devin Mesoraco.
"I didn't know anything about Casali," Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. "I had seen the name through the years. To be honest, Tony Cruz was doing a good job. The front office had an eye on Casali for a while if there was a waiver situation or whatever. He was a guy they had been targeting for a while, so when became available they got him."
The Reds got Casali from Tampa Bay for cash considerations.
No one is questioning the move at this point. Casali went into Saturday's game hitting .311/.407/.500 in with three home runs and nine RBI in 74 at-bats. The Reds are 12-6 in the games he starts…. Read more-Read More