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Monday, September 12, 2016

Reds Add Pitchers Abel De Los Santos And Matt Magill, Billy Hamilton, Cody Reed, Homer Bailey Work Out Kinks

The Reds are waiting for Cody Reed and Homer Bailey to recover.  In the mean time, Abel De Los Santos and Matt Magill were brought in to augment the bullpen for the last 20 games.

De Los Santos, a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher, who was picked by the Reds off waivers from Washington on July 19, went 1-2 with a 1.54 earned-run average and three saves in 23 1/3 innings over 17 games with Double-A Pensacola. That improvement from the 3.67 ERA he compiled while splitting the first half of the season between Triple-A Syracuse and Double-A Harrisburg led to him being recalled by the Reds on Monday.

De Los Santos was upset at being waived at first but was determined to get back to the Major Leaguss

“I felt really bad at first,” the Dominican Republic product said through interpreter Jullio Morillo, about being placed on waivers.  “I thought I was doing good. I just said, ‘OK, one team is going to pick me up and I’m going to work my way back to the major leagues again.”

De Los Santos, who pitched in two games with the Nationals in 2015, was one of two pitchers promoted by the Reds on Tuesday. They also selected from Triple-A Louisville the contract of right-hander Matt Magill, who was acquired from the Dodgers for outfielder Chris Heisey in December 2014 and made three appearances for the Bats in 2015 before having to undergo Tommy John.

Magill went 4-1 with a 4.85 ERA and on save in 38 games for the Bats this season.

De Los Santos was ready to head home to the Dominican after making two appearances in Pensacola’s 3-1 Southern League South Division playoff series loss to Mississippi.

“I already had my ticket to the Dominican,” he said. “Then they said they changed my ticket and I’m going to Cincinnati. I was really happy.”

Cincinnati manager Bryan Price had never seen De Los Santos pitch.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him,” Price said before Monday’s opener of a three-game series against Milwaukee. “The reports we’ve gotten on him are excellent. If you pitch for a playoff team, you get experience in games that matter.”

Magill, 26, pitched in six games with the Dodgers in 2013.

The Reds created an opening for Magill on the 40-man roster by placing right-hander Alfredo Simon on the 60-day disabled list. Simon was scheduled to undergo right shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

Checking charts: Center fielder Billy Hamilto, who hadn’t played since September 4 while dealing with a left oblique strain, hasn’t resumed baseball activities yet, Price said.

“He still has some soreness,” Price said. “It’s better, but he won’t do any trunk rotational activities until that’s out of there.”

Left-hander Cody Reed, who’s been sidelined by lower back problems, has resumed throwing, and right-hander Homer Bailey was scheduled to throw a bullpen on Tuesday as he tries to squeeze in a couple of starts before the end of the season. Bailey, who returned on July 31 after missing more than a year while coming back from Tommy John surgery, made six starts before being sidelined with biceps soreness. He hasn’t pitched since August 28.

Jose Peraza returned to the starting lineup as Cincinnati’s leadoff hitter and shortstop after missing Sunday’s game with a sore right pinky finger, the result of fouling a ball off of it on Saturday in Pittsburgh. He was playing for Zack Cozart, who was experiencing soreness in the right knee he had surgically repaired after suffering a season-ending injury in June 2015.

The Reds enter the Milwaukee series in last place in the National League Central Division, 3 ½ games behind the Brewers. Right-hander Dan Straily (11-8) is the Reds scheduled starter for the 7:10 p.m. game.on Turesday right-hander Matt Garza (5-6) is due to start for Milwaukee.  Tim Adleman (2-3) will pitch against Junior Guerra (8-3) on Wednesday.

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