Not equal opportunity? A reporter asked manager Jerry Narron on Wednesday morning if top pitching prospect Homer Bailey would have as good a chance of making the club as anyone else."No, because Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo are already on it," Narron volleyed back. Narron used the opportunity to define, baseball-wise, that not all 29 pitchers in Reds camp are going to be treated equally. "I told all these pitchers the very first day they were here, 'I'm sorry to say that everybody does not get the same opportunity,' "Narron said. "For one thing, I'm not going to lie to everybody and say everybody is going to get the same chance, because you're not. Everyone is not going to get the same opportunity but they are going to get an opportunity if they do well, to go back out there." So will Bailey, who has been given an outside shot of earning the rotation's fifth spot, get a chance to start an exhibition game? "If I say yes, [GM Wayne Krivsky] is going to come down here," Narron joked. "If he starts I'm not going to tell you until the day before. I know what I'm going to do, but I'm not going to tell you." Medical report: Reds reliever Gary Majewski (right shoulder) has yet to throw off a mound and remains on a rehab throwing program. Majewski could still be held back for "a week or so," according to Narron. Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. (hand) has yet to take batting practice. Latest arrivals: New outfielder/first baseman Jeff Conine and infielder Juan Castro reported to Reds camp on Wednesday, the scheduled reporting date for position players. Infielders Alex Gonzalez and Anderson Machado were the only two Reds to not make an appearance in the clubhouse. Coming up: Following another round of morning physicals, the Reds' full squad will hold its first workout at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.