Reds must replace Choo's production in lineup - Tucson News Now

Reds must replace Choo's production in lineup

  • NationalMore>>

  • Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

    Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:29:10 GMT
    California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic...
    California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:16:14 GMT
    They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick....
    A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:39:30 GMT
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall...
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup.

One intriguing option is the speedy youngster Billy Hamilton, a base-stealing star in the minors. But Price isn't so sure the 23 year old is up to a regular role yet.

"We're all excited about the development of Bill Hamilton, and one of the big decisions that we have to make between now and opening day is if he's ready to handle that load," Price said Monday at the winter meetings. "We're still going to give him a chance to come in and win a position."

Hamilton created a sensation with his speed when he was called up in September, but struggled to get on base consistently in Triple-A before his first promotion to the majors.

Choo, a free agent looking for an nine-figure pay day, scored 107 runs and had a .423 on-base percentage last season for the Reds, who finished third in the NL Central and was eliminated by Pittsburgh in the wild-card game.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow