That would be nice but I bet that the contract will prohibit them from doing that
I could see this scenario playing out.My prediction:
While the roster is at 30, he can basically be buried at the back of the pen and allowed to regain trust in low-leverage situations. If he can’t do that by the time rosters shrink down to 26, he’ll be “hurt” and sent away to “rehab” for most of the rest of the season, maybe making some low leverage appearances as the season winds down. He’ll then get a chance to make the roster again next spring. When he doesn’t, he’ll be dfa’d.
But I think his brief stint as Cubs closer is effectively over. You can’t look at last night and say, “Small sample size.”
The replay shows it hitting the ground before going into KB's mitt. Kind of surprised the Reds did not challenge.
Fun fact: when I was 13, I started a triple play. If I thought about it at the time, I most likely could have turned an unassisted triple play. Guys on first and second and I was playing 2nd base, playing very close to the bag. Line drive right at me, I caught it, stepped on second and threw to first. The runner on first was probably four steps from me when I threw to first so I could have run him down for the tag. Ah well, we still got the triple play and it still is cool.
The announcers said in the next inning that catch/trap calls are not reviewable in the infield. Can't find it mentioned in the rules, but here's what Wikipedia says about it.The replay shows it hitting the ground before going into KB's mitt. Kind of surprised the Reds did not challenge.
In other "news", the bullpen is still a complete dumpster fire