Recalled Scott Schebler from AAA
With Jay Bruce in New York the Reds have an open spot in the outfield. For the time being it appears that Scott Schebler will try and fill that Bruce-shaped hole in all of our hearts. This season for Louisville, Schebler is hitting .311/.370/.564 with 13 HR and 43 RBI. His July line of .359/.436/.689 checks in even better. Schebler has been one of the hottest hitters in Cincinnati's system, and he's going to have the opportunity to turn that into regularly playing time at the big league level.
Schebler will get the start tonight in left field for the Reds. Adam Duvall will head over to right.
Selected from Louisville the contract of Tony Renda
Schebler isn't the only player who will be making his way to Cincinnati for tonight's game. This will be Renda's first appearance at the major league level. The Nationals drafted Renda in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft. Cincinnati acquired Renda from the Yankees in the deal that sent Aroldis Chapman to New York. Renda started the season in Pensacola, and made his way to Louisville toward the end of June. Between both leagues he's hitting .315/.363/.443 on the season. Renda was called up to provide Cincinnati with some infield depth because...
Jose Peraza optioned to Louisville
Fewer things have been more frustrating for Reds fans than watching Jose Peraza languish on the bench. Since coming up in mid-June Peraza has had inconsistent playing time, and a move to Louisville will allow him to get more reps. While it's difficult for fans of a rebuilding club to watch young prospects blocked by veterans with diminishing production, this is probably the right move in the long run. The Reds weren't ready to play Peraza every day, and this will allow him to continue his development.
By the way, Brandon Phillips is hitting 5th in the lineup tonight. Everything makes sense.
Transferred A.J. Morris to the 60-day disabled list
Morris hasn't appeared in a game for the Reds since June 15th. He was pulled while pitching against Atlanta due to a "right shoulder strain." Initially he was put on the 15-day DL.
Reinstated Tim Adleman and optioned him to Louisville
Adleman has been on a rehab assignment in Louisville for the past month. On Monday he started for the Bats and got the win in 7.2 innings of work. He suffered an oblique strain in May, and initially the team was optimistic he might only miss two weeks of action.