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A.J. Morris called up by Cincinnati Reds

Today is the very definition of "slow news day".

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There is very nearly nothing new to report today, so your Slate will be quick and to the point. Be on the lookout at noon central for today's installment of EXPANSIONPALOOZA as we hear from Colorado State, and then at 3pm we'll tell you all the reasons why they're just not good enough for the Big 12.

The only news today: former Wildcat pitcher A.J. Morris has finally made it to the major leagues after seven years of minor league toil. The 29-year-old righty was drafted by the Nationals, and then spent some time in the Pittsburgh organization; he traded livery for Cincinnati in the off-season, and the Reds called him up yesterday along with two other bullpen arms.

The big story for Morris, aside from possibly making his major league debut of course, is that he's now sharing the same dugout with an old high-school travel team buddy. As C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, Morris and Reds star outfielder Jay Bruce played together as members of the Houston Heat.