The Cincinnati Reds made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, revamping both their lineup and bullpen by bringing back a pair of familiar faces.
Reds recall Hoover & Peraza, option Wright to Louisville, Pacheco to DL, retroactive to 6/3 (right shoulder tendinitis), & to Lou on rehab.— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 14, 2016
JJ Hoover last appeared with the Reds on May 5th, allowing 2 ER in an inning of work against the Milwaukee Brewers to bring his big league ERA to a cringe-inducing 14.34, though he's performed much better while marinating back in Louisville. Hoover pitched to a 3.38 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 13.1 IP since being optioned, and the Reds will hope he can regain the form that he has displayed at his best (2012, 2013, and 2015). Making way for him on the pitching staff is Daniel Wright, who was roughed up yesterday by the Atlanta Braves while making his second career big league start and fourth overall appearance with the Reds.
Of course, that means someone's going to have to start for the Reds on Saturday, since Alfredo Simon is now a bullpen piece and that would be Wright's turn in the rotation.
As for the other half of the moves, Jose Peraza will join Cincinnati for the second time since being acquired in the Todd Frazier trade this past offseason, and he'll do so as Jordan Pacheco hits the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury that has kept him out of action for 11 days already. Peraza collected 3 hits in 12 PA in his 4 appearances in his prior stint with the Reds, and he's posted a .274/.318/.354 line in 55 games with the Louisville Bats this season. Peraza presumably will help cover Pacheco's role, and he likely will get a few starts in CF with Billy Hamilton on the 7-day concussion DL.