Reds activate Kearns from disabled list
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Kearns had been on the disabled list since June 2 after injuring his right thumb. He then underwent surgery to remove a bone spur, scar tissue and a lesion from the base of the thumb. The 24-year-old Lexington, Kentucky native had been shelved earlier this year because of a left forearm fracture. For the season, Kearns is hitting just .195 with three homers and 13 RBI in 28 games. In a related move, the Reds optioned pitcher Matt Belisle to Triple-A Louisville of the International League.