Freep.com’s Agent: Tigers looking at Darren Oliver mentions that Detroit also has contacted representatives for David Weathers, among others. Weathers told MLB.com Wednesday he’s flipped the page and doesn’t expect to return to Cincinnati.
Jerry Hairston, on the other hand, is grateful the Reds gave him a chance, and says he’ll see what he’s worth but is open to returning to Cincinnati.
MLB.com reports that Ned Colletti is not trying to deal Russell Martin, a catcher many fans would love to see the Reds pursue.
As a note at the conclusion of World Series champ Manuel finishes behind Cubs’ Piniella for NL Manager of Year, philly.com’s David Murphy mentions that former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky is interviewing with the Phillies. He’d be an assistant to GM Ruben Amaro, who fired his assistant last week.
Also, redsminorleagues.com offers a Yonder Alonso update, about how he’s impressing in the Hawaiian Winter League and hit a walk-off in the 10th Wednesday night.