One day after placing reliever Gary Majewski on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, Cincinnati Reds General Manager Wayne Krivsky continued to explore possible recourse for the fact Majewski apparently was injured at the time of the July 13 trade with the Washington Nationals that brought him to Cincinnati.
“I don’t know the answer to that one,” Krivsky said when asked if the Reds are considering filing a grievance with the league office, asking for compensation
On Monday, Majewski said he was treated for tendinitis with the Nationals, consisting of three treatments of anti-inflammatory medicine, plus a cortisone shot just before the all-star break. He was traded to the Reds just after the break as part of an eight-player deal that brought outfielder Austin Kearns and shortstop Felipe Lopez to the Nationals.
Krivsky said it was the first he had heard of Majewski’s injury treatment. Asked if the Reds had done their due diligence in checking out Majewski’s soundness before the trade, he said: “We felt we did everything we needed to do to make the right decision. . . . We didn’t have any cause for concern, based on the information we had, to go any further” in investigating.
DC’s Jim Bowden has issued a statement, claiming the Reds were fully informed of Majewski’s condition prior to the trade’s completion. The Griddle’s Bob Timmerman says “I really think that the Reds should have been suspicious when Majewski came to Cincinnati with a Mike Sirotka model glove.” Chris from Redleg Nation isn’t laughing nearly as hard.
It™s pretty clear that Bowden is essentially calling Krivsky a liar and a sore loser here. I don™t know either guy, but I find it very, very hard to give Jim Bowden the benefit of the doubt on this one. It sounds exactly like the kind of thing he would do, based on my 14 years of following his public and private life. Marty Brennaman can certainly hold a grudge, but tonight he said that Bowden would lie about the time on a clock, just because it™s in his nature.
Despite beating the Cards, 10-3 on Tuesday night to move within 3 1/2 games of the NL Central lead, there was more terrible news for Cincinnati yesterday ; Death Wish says he’s going back to cornrows.