Former Red Drew Stubbs had a nice night in the Tribe’s win in Toronto, driving in a run with a single in the 2nd in his first regular-season at-bat as an Indian and making a nice sliding catch in the bottom of the 8th. I had “Baseball Tonight” on in the background and I feel like I heard praise for Stubbs when the talking heads were discussing Cleveland’s
propensity to strike out athleticism (though I’m not seeing any video proof as of right now).
Anyway, Stubbs is 1-for-4, and just as it’s too early to panic over an 0-1 record or even an injury to a key starter, it’s way too early to say Stubbs will be more successful in Cleveland. Got us thinking, though, about where the last 10 guys the Reds have traded are up to – sort of a “Where are they now?” even though all of these guys were with the Reds not long ago.
Didi Gregorius is on the Diamondbacks’ 15-day DL with a sprained right elbow.
Donnie Joseph (Broxton trade) will start the season with the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate in Omaha – where he’ll be a teammate of … wait for it … former Red Willy Taveras.
J.C. Sulbaran (Broxton trade) will start the season with the Royals’ Double-A affiliate in Northwest Arkansas – where he’ll be a teammate of Sugar Ray Marimon and Brooks Pounders (just like the names).
Paul Janish (Todd Redmond trade) is starting the season on the Braves’ 15-day disabled list after shoulder surgery in October. Last season, Janish hit .186 in 167 at-bats for the Braves.
Jeremy Horst (Wilson Valdez trade) has pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the Phillies so far this season. In case you missed it, he had a 1.15 ERA for the Phils in 31 1/3 innings last season.
Yonder Alonso (Latos trade) drove in one of the Padres’ two runs with a solo home run in an 11-2 (real) Opening Day loss to the Mets. In 2012, he hit .273 with 9 homers and 62 RBIs in 549 at-bats for San Diego.
Brad Boxberger (Latos trade) is on the Padres’ 40-man roster and will start the season in Triple-A Tucson. He posted a 4.50 ERA in eight innings during spring training, and last season posted a 2.60 ERA in 27 2/3 innings of relief for the Friars.
Yasmani Grandal (Latos trade) was suspended 50 games because of a positive test for testosterone. He did get to play for the Padres in spring training, though, hitting .455 (5-for-11) with four RBIs in limited action.
Edinson Vólquez (Latos trade) was San Diego’s Opening Day starter, allowing six earned runs in just three innings of work in the Padres’ 11-2 loss to the Mets. Last season, he was 11-11 with a 4.14 ERA, pitching 182 2/3 innings but leading the league with 105 bases on balls.
Jonny Gomes (dealt for minor-leaguers Bill Rhinehart and Christopher Manno) went 2-for-4 with a walk for the Red Sox in Monday’s 8-2 win against the Yankees, his debut for Boston. Last season for Oakland, Gomes hit .262 with 18 homers and 47 RBIs in 279 at-bats.