Building a case: The Reds have yet to file a grievance with Major League Baseball against the Nationals over July's Gary Majewski trade.But one appears to be coming soon. "It's in the hands of attorneys," Krivsky said. "There's a lot of work that goes into it." Krivsky felt that general manager Jim Bowden and the Nationals did not deal honestly in the July 13 eight-payer trade that sent Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez to Washington for Majewski, Bill Bray and Royce Clayton. After he produced disastrous results shortly after the trade, Majewski revealed the Nationals knew he had a sore shoulder all season and gave him a cortisone injection. The Reds, who did not give the reliever a physical while relying on Washington's medical reports, felt the right-hander was damaged goods. "We'll put our case together as best we can -- dotting the I's and crossing the T's -- and turn it in and wait for a decision," said Krivsky, who would not say what type of relief he was seeking from MLB. In a new development, Nationals head trainer Tim Abraham resigned Monday, citing family reasons. A Nationals spokesman insisted Abraham's departure had nothing to do with the Majewski issue.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.