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-- Richie Gardner has been placed on the 15 day DL:

Right-hander Richie Gardner, a starter at Double-A Chattanooga, was placed on the disabled list Monday with right biceps tendinitis. Gardner was 2-2 with a 7.85 ERA

Really doesn't come as a surprise with the way he's been pitching.  The Reds continue to disappoint with their development of pitchers.

-- Promotions:

David Shafer and Josh Hall from High-A to AA

I think Shafer will be in a Reds uniform by the end of next season.  Josh Hall wasn't pitching particularly well, but the Lookouts needed a replacement for Gardner.

-- Finally, some good news.

Rich Aurilia was DL'd and Elizardo Ramirez was called up from AAA.


Felipe Lopez responded with a two run home run.

Ramirez may be a candidate for the rotation if Claussen has to miss time. He's pitched reasonably well at AAA, logging a 3.32 ERA in 38.0 innings of work.  Ramirez has struck out 27 batters and only walked 5.