Reds put CF Stubbs on DL, bring up Harris

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.