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e the season starts Sandy Koufax Jersey , Arizona’s roster situation remains murky as the team considers new potential options."Diamondbacks NewsRoster Situation Remains MurkyWith John Ryan Murphy, Christian Walker, and Socrates Brito all out of options, the team is going to be forced to expose one of them to waiver claims. With the team now considering the prospect of opening the season with only two catchers on the roster, that removes Murphy’s security blanket. Of the three, Murphy is the most likely to clear waivers. Might the team roster the other two and add Murphy at a later date?Bullpen Competition Heats UpSilvino Bracho has been lost for the season. T.J. McFarland is still injured and will not be ready by the time the season opens. Jimmie Sherfy and Joey Krehbiel have been sent to AA-Reno. Despite all this, the team still has a number of arms competing for one or two spots in the bullpen. The competition is headed by Rule-5 pick, Nick Green, and veteran lefty, Marc Rzepczynsk.Around MLBMLB’s “Division of Death”MOst seasons, it is the AL East that most teams are left fearing, the Yankees and Red Sox seemingly always in contention. This season though http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-max-muncy-jersey , it is the NL East which could prove to be the dominant division in baseball. Despite the presence of Miami in the division, the likes of Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, and even New York could make the division the powerhouse of baseball in 2019.Vlad Jr.’s Injury Cannot Protect MLB from Manipulation DramaBaseball’s number one prospect, Vlad Guerrero, Jr. is now officially sitting out games as an injured player. This will allow the Blue Jays to avoid answering questions about why they are not rostering him to open the season. The San Diego Padres have no such recourse for Fernando Tatis - not yet anyway. The number two prospect in baseball, dubbed by a scout as an, “A-Rod-type talent without the juice,” is unlikely to make the 25-man roster to start the season, despite possibly being one of the best talents the game has at any level.Four Outfielders? No ProblemAaron Judge took a page out of Ted Williams’ book and hit it where they ain’t with a massive bomb in to the parking lot behind left field. Cincinnati Reds (27-32, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (30-28 Hyun-Jin Ryu Jersey , third in the NL Central)St. Louis; Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Castillo (5-1, 2.46 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 82 strikeouts) Cardinals: Genesis Cabrera (0-1, 7.36 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, 5 strikeouts)Article continues below ...BOTTOM LINE: The Cardinals are 14-13 against the rest of their division. The St. Louis pitching staff averages 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings, Jack Flaherty leads them with a mark of 10.2.The Reds are 10-16 against opponents from the NL Central. Cincinnati has hit 84 home runs as a team this season. Derek Dietrich leads the club with 17, averaging one every 7.6 at-bats.TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 61 hits and is batting .275. Marcell Ozuna has 11 hits and is batting .000 over the last 10 games for St. Louis.Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 40 RBIs and is batting .280. Dietrich is 10-for-30 with a double, five home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Cincinnati.LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 5-5, .207 batting average http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-max-muncy-jersey , 4.10 ERA, outscored by eight runsReds: 5-5, .308 batting average, 4.85 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runsCardinals Injuries: Alex Reyes: 10-day IL (finger), Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Yadier Molina: 10-day IL (thumb).Reds Injuries: Alex Wood: 60-day IL (back), Robert Stephenson: 10-day IL (neck), Scooter Gennett: 60-day IL (groin), Alex Blandino: 10-day IL (knee).
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