News: Two young Reds pitchers have passed Homer Bailey: 22-year-old Johnny Cueto and 24-year-old Edinson Volquez, obtained from Texas in the Josh Hamilton trade, have won the third and fourth spots. Asked if it would be a big disappointment if he started the season at Triple-A, Bailey said, "No, not really. Obviously I would be wanting to go to Louisville and do whatever it takes to get back. But to see how well Johnny and Volquez have been throwing, they've definitely shown what they can do and they've definitely shown they can pitch at this level." MLB.com reports Dusty Baker isn't ready to formally announce it, because they want the two young arms to keep working hard in the final week-plus of spring training.
Just caught this on CBS...good news for Cueto gamblers!