Reds put CF Stubbs on DL, bring up INF-OF Harris
The Cincinnati Reds placed center fielder Drew Stubbs on the
15-day disabled list Friday with a strained muscle on his left side
and called up utilityman Willie Harris from Triple-A
The team announced the moves 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
”He didn’t pull it. It’s just tight,” manager Dusty Baker
said. ”Those big old strong legs he has, tight means real
Wilson Valdez made his first major league start in center for
Stubbs went on the DL retroactive to June 6 and Baker said he
hopes the outfielder will be healthy enough to come off when the
team returns home next Friday against Minnesota.
To make room for Harris on the 40-man roster, the Reds
transferred right-hander Nick Masset from the 15-day disabled list
to the 60-day DL. Masset has been out since April 4 with a sprained
Harris made Cincinnati’s opening-day roster and played in 19
games before he was outrighted to Louisville on May 7, when
infielder Miguel Cairo came off the disabled list.
In another injury update, third baseman Scott Rolen was set to
begin a rehab stint Friday at Louisville that was expected to last
two games. He has been on the DL since May 12 with a sore left
shoulder but could rejoin the Reds in Cleveland on Monday.