It’s funny to see the number of moves a team makes to prepare for what they hope will be a postseason and then some.

It’s been years, but Cincinnati is moving things like they have been playoff contenders for the last few years.

It is refreshing. You don’t want to be a deer in headlights when the big time hits.

Outside of Aaron Harang coming off the DL and Aroldis Chapman exploding on the scene, the Reds have also sent Edinson Volquez to Class A Dayton. Manager Dusty Baker said not to read too much into it: “We’re looking at him as a quality starter when he has his act together.”

He went on to say, “In case a couple of guys don’t do well or a guy looks like he’s fatiguing or tired, we can insert him in there. There’s nothing wrong with his arm. It’s just a matter of mechanics and location. It gives us viable options in September and hopefully into the playoffs.”

One of those guys who seem to come off the bench and wreak havoc on opposing teams at will, Laynce Nix, was placed on the DL Tuesday. He sprained his left ankle a week ago, and officials say he hasn’t been able to run since getting hurt. Nix told Yahoo! Sports, “It’s slowly getting better, but I don’t want to rush it at this point.”

If Chapman wasn’t enough, the Reds will be adding a couple more players to the roster as of today (Wednesday). They include 1B Yonder Alonso, RHP Carlos Fisher, and catcher Corky Miller. Fisher and Alonso were recalled. Miller’s contract was purchased from Class AAA Louisville.

As a result, RHP Russ Springer was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Miller. Springer made all of two appearances for the Reds before having surgery to repair a herniated disk last week.

As has been mentioned to me in the recent past. I wonder how long it will take for Devin Mesoraco to make his way up. Only time will tell; his bat could be huge.

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