REDSFEST ATTENDEES CONFIRMED
From today’s Hot Stove Notebook…
TODAY’S NEWS: The Reds’ 2012 Opening Day game, originally scheduled for Friday, April 6 vs the Miami Marlins, has been changed to Thursday, April 5…that afternoon’s game will be preceded by the 93rd Findlay Market Opening Day Parade.
REDSFEST ATTENDEES: Among those confirmed to attend FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest, presented by PNC on December 2-3 at Duke Energy Convention Center downtown are current players Yonder Alonso, Bronson Arroyo, Bill Bray, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman, Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier, Chris Heisey, Jeremy Horst, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure, Devin Mesoraco, Logan Ondrusek, Scott Rolen (Friday only), Drew Stubbs, Chris Valaika, Joey Votto (Friday only) and Travis Wood; manager Dusty Baker and coaches Mark Berry, Brook Jacoby, Bryan Price, Chris Speier and Mike Stefanski; alumni Todd Benzinger, Jack Billingham, Tom Browning, Leo Cardenas, Clay Carroll, Eric Davis, Doug Flynn, George Foster, Wayne Granger, Chuck Harmon, Tommy Helms, Tracy Jones (Saturday only), Jim Maloney, Lee May, Ron Oester, Jim O’Toole, Ted Power, Chris Sabo and Mario Soto; top prospects Tucker Barnhart, Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal, Billy Hamilton, Drew Hayes, Ryan LaMarre, Josh Smith; and broadcasters Jeff Brantley, Marty Brennaman, Thom Brennaman (Friday only), Jim Day, Jim Kelch, Jeff Piecoro and Chris Welsh…updated information can be found at reds.com/redsfest.
HALL OF FAMER: Reds scouting supervisor Jeff Brookens last weekend was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Scout Association Hall of Fame in Aberdeen, Maryland…Brookens scouted for the Brewers and Cubs before he joined the Reds in November 2004…his signings include C Devin Mesoraco and OF Chris Heisey.
ARROYO TO ATTEND SYMPOSIUM: Bronson Arroyo is the keynote speaker at Saturday’s 2011 Great American Strength and Conditioning Symposium, presented by Beacon Orthopaedics and Hammer Strength at Great American Ball Park’s Champions Club…the event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:40 p.m….Arroyo is scheduled to speak at noon.