Miguel Cairo, part of the Phillies' 25-man roster through the first two rounds of the postseason, went 12-45 (.267) with one home run during the regular season and a combined 0-5 (.000) in the Division and Championship Series.
Cairo, 35, broke camp with the Phillies as the 25th man and split the season between Philadelphia and Triple-A Lehigh Valley, seeing most of his action at second base, his specialty over a 14-year Major League career. In 1,227 career games, he is a .266/.315/.358 hitter with 28 homers and 320 RBIs. Following the NLCS, Cairo was replaced by Brett Myers on the World Series roster, while Eric Bruntlett filled the team's utility and speed need. Cincinnati was seeking someone who could back up Paul Janish at shortstop and play around the infield, according to the team's Web site. The deal is of the minor league variety, and Cairo has been asked to attend big league camp with the Reds. Beerleaguer: Cairo will be the player who stumps Philadelphia sports trivia buffs at Paddy's Pub when contestants are asked to name the Phillies' 2009 postseason roster. I almost forgot myself.