Reds minor leaguers have rain delay fun

Extreme weather in Indianapolis forced Reds minor league pitchers to adopt a creative strategy to avoid drowning and boredom.

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The struggles of rookie pitchers Robert Stephenson and Cody Reed have been quite well-documented. Both were called-up to the Reds at different points in the season and sent back down to the triple-A Louisville Bats where they remain on the 40-man roster and are awaiting September when rosters expand. Today, though, they had to wait on something else: a “casual rain delay” that apparently flooded the dugouts at Victory Field in Indianapolis. To pass the time, they (plus fellow pitchers Kevin Shackelford, Matt Magill and fellow 40-man residents Daniel Wright and Rookie Davis) decided to use inner-tubes to get through the flooded dugouts and have some fun along the way. Stephenson and Magill were there to photograph the expedition, while Shackelford and Davis sent out the resulting videos on Twitter.

After Shackelford finished documenting the attempted “rescue”, Davis threw some aquatic batting practice to Reed.

It remains to be seen how the Reds feel about these antics, but the Bats are certainly enthusiastic. Meanwhile, the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliated Indians has unsurprisingly been postponed.


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