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Reds put CF Stubbs on DL, bring up Harris

Reds place center fielder Drew Stubbs on 15-day DL with strained muscle on his left side.

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds have placed center fielder Drew Stubbs on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on his left side and called up utilityman Willie Harris from Triple-A Louisville.


The team announced the moves Friday before the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets.


Chris Heisey, who had been subbing for Stubbs in center, was out of the starting lineup after leaving Thursday's game against Cleveland with a mild groin strain. Wilson Valdez made his first major league start in center.


Stubbs went on the DL retroactive to June 6 and Reds manager Dusty Baker says he hopes the outfielder will be healthy enough to come off when the team returns home next Friday against Minnesota.