Reds activate Juan Francisco, send him to minors

BY foxsports • May 17, 2011

The Reds activated third baseman Juan Francisco from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville.

Francisco went on the disabled list April 18 with a strained left calf. He batted .211 in nine games before he got hurt, starting three times at third base.

Francisco was six games into a rehabilitation stint at Louisville when the Reds made the move on Tuesday.