The Reds sold the contract of 30-year-old Jusin Lehr -- who was 4-2 with a 2.41 ERA for the Bats -- to the Doosan Bears of the Korean Professional League. Apparently the Reds told him he had no chance to crack the bigs, so he opted to make the move to Korea for some bigger bucks. I'd like to be sold to another country, although probably not Korea. Maybe the Dominican Republic. At any rate, I assume the Reds will call up Daryl Thompson to replace Lehr in Louisville's rotation.
Triple-A: Matt Maloney had a terrific start and was in line for the win before Jon Adkins blew it in the ninth, leaving the Bats with a 2-1 loss to Toledo. Maloney struck out 8 in 7 innings, allowing just 2 walks and 3 hits, and Gary Majewski added a perfect inning in the eighth. Casey Fossum was just as brilliant for the Mud Hens, striking out 11 and no-hitting the Bats until allowing a solo homer to Andy Phillips in the seventh. Jay Bruce was 1 for 4 with 2 Ks. UP NEXT: Toledo looks for the 4-game sweep, 6:30 tonight.
Double-A: Just four hits for the Lookouts in a 5-2 loss to West Tennessee. Chattanooga got just one baserunner after its 2-run first. Justin Turner got a hit. UP NEXT: Game 5 at West Tennessee, 2 p.m. today.
High A: Juan Francisco was 2 for 4 with his 8th homer of the season in Sarasota's 8-6 win over St. Lucie. Todd Frazier was 2 for 4 with a triple (playing first base), and Drew Stubbs drew 3 walks. He has a .370 on-base percentage. Another scoreless inning for Ramon Geronimo. UP NEXT: Game 4 in Sarasota, right now.
Low A: The Dragons managed just 3 hits and lost 2-0, despite a nice little start by Matt Klinker. He struck out 4 and allowed 5 hits and the 2 runs in his 6 innings. Devin Mesoraco and Brandon Waring had singles. UP NEXT: Game 3 at West Michigan, 2 today.