CINCINNATI — The Reds will open the season with eight players on the disabled list, including starter Mat Latos, closer Aroldis Chapman and catcher Devin Mesoraco.
Cincinnati put all three on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, along with relievers Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton and infielder Skip Schumaker. Infielder Jack Hannahan and pitcher Brett Marshall went on the 60-day disabled list.
Latos had knee surgery the day Cincinnati opened spring training and is expected back in April. Chapman was hit on the head by a line drive and will miss at least a month. Mesoraco injured an oblique muscle.
Cincinnati opens the season reliever Trevor Bell, outfielder Roger Bernadina and infielder Ramon Santiago, who were added to the 40- man roster on Sunday. In addition, catcher Tucker Barnhart and relievers Curtis Partch were recalled from Triple-A Louisville.
Tigers tab Kinsler for leadoff spot
The Opening Day lineup for the Detroit Tigers has finally been unveiled.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus delivered the news during a news conference at Comerica Park this morning, ahead of the team’s optional workout.
The Tigers begin the season at 1:08 p.m. today when they host the Kansas City Royals.
Second baseman Ian Kinsler will lead off for the Tigers, followed by right fielder Torii Hunter. As expected, first baseman Miguel Cabrera will bat third, followed by Designated Hitter Victor Martinez.
Center fielder Austin Jackson, who had previously been the team’s leadoff batter, will bat fifth, followed by catcher Alex Avila.
The bottom of the order will be third baseman Nick Castellanos, shortstop Alex Gonzalez and left fielder Rajai Davis.
6-9 Lee transferring from Temple to OSU
COLUMBUS — Ohio State has filled a big hole with a big man.
The Buckeyes confirmed on Saturday that Temple post Anthony Lee is transferring in and will play next season.
The 6-foot-9 Lee, set to graduate from Temple in May, has one year of eligibility remaining.
Lee, from Columbia, Md., averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Owls last year. He adds an inside presence for the Buckeyes (25-10), who were often overmatched in the paint with 6-11 junior Amir Williams and 6-8 Trey McDonald combining for 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
The Buckeyes have scholarships to give after the graduation of Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr., and with leading scorer and rebounder LaQuinton Ross and sub Amedeo Della Valle leaving the program to pursue pro careers.
Lee did not play in 2010-11 because of a back injury. He played the last three seasons for the Owls before deciding to transfer.
He shot 49.5 percent from the field (153 of 309) and 66 percent at the line in 28 games last season with Temple. Lee had 11 double-doubles, including 23 points and 14 rebounds against Texas.
In 92 college games, he has averaged 9.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1 blocked shot per game. Lee started 27 of 28 games as a junior, 29 of 32 as a sophomore and 17 of 32 as a redshirt freshman.
Findlay’s Kahlig scores 7 points in All-Star game
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — University of Findlay senior forward Greg Kahlig, a Fort Recovery graduate, scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds for the East squad in the 2014 Reece’s All-Star Game, which was held March 28 in Evansville, Ind.
Kahlig, the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Year, played 14 minutes in the contest as his team fell 121-109 to the West squad. He hit 3-of-6 shot attempts and also added a steal.
Bath softball hosting youth camp
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Bath softball team will host a youth camp on April 13 for girls 3rd to 8th grade Please email Coach Slavin at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and sign-ups.