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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Daddy Devin Returns Scott Feldman On The Way

Devin Mesoraco is back from paternity leave.  His son Luke was born Sunday night at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The Reds placed Lisalverto Bonilla on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Monday.  Bonilla has tenderness in his elbow.

With Tim Adleman and Asher Wojciechowski in the rotation the Reds are short of long relievers.

“Austin Brice and Kevin Shackleford have been stretched out to two or three innings,” Bryan Price said.  “We will wait to get through today to decide when to bring Scott Feldman back.  He has done his agility work.”

Yesterday the Reds claimed RHP Luke Farrel from the Dodgers.  To make room on the 40-man roster the Reds designated for assignment, OF/INF Scott Van Slyke, who came to the Reds in the trade with the Dodgers for Tony Cingrani.

Van Slyke is the son of former Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder Andy Van Slyke.  Farrell is the son of Boston Red Sox manager Bob Farrell.

Farrell in 2017 started the season at AAA Omaha. At Omaha he went 7-4, with a 4.07 era in 17games (16 starts). On 7/1 Kansas City recalled him from Omaha and made his major league debut vs Min (2.2ip, 7h, 5r, 5er, 3bb, 2k). He was optioned on 7/2 back to Omaha. On 7/24 was designated for assignment. On 7/28 was traded by Kansas City to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash and optioned  AAA Oklahoma City. He has pitched in one game at Oklahoma City, a start on 8/6 at Las Vegas (4.2ip, 4h, 3r, 2er, 2bb, 5k). Farrell was originally selected by Kansas City in the 6th round of the 2013 draft from Northwestern University. Earned a communications studies degree from Northwestern University in 2013. Graduated from St. Ignatius HS in Cleveland, OH in 2009. Older brothers Jeremy and Shane also played professional baseball and both currently work in the Chicago Cubs front office.

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