Reds call up first-round pick Yonder Alonso

The Cincinnati Reds called up first baseman Yonder Alonso to

give them another power hitter on the bench for their September

playoff run.

Alonso was the seventh overall pick in the June 2008 draft. He

batted .296 with 12 homers and 56 RBIs in 101 games with Triple-A

Louisville. Manager Dusty Baker says he’ll be used primarily as a

pinch-hitter and at first base if Joey Votto needs a day off.

The Reds recalled catcher Corky Miller from Louisville. Miller

batted .246 with a homer in 24 games with the Reds earlier this

season. They also called up right-handed reliever Carlos Fisher,

who will be making his fourth stint in Cincinnati this season.