Posted June 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Reds called up utility player Kristopher Negron from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, giving them another outfielder while Drew Stubbs recovers from a pulled muscle in his side. Negron played every outfield position in the minors. He batted .212 with five homers and 15 stolen bases at Louisville. Infielder Mike Costanzo was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Costanzo appeared in 17 games and was hitless in his last 11 at-bats, going 1 for 18 overall. Stubbs pulled a muscle in his left side on a swing during an 8-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. He was examined on Wednesday. Manager Dusty Baker said the center fielder will be sidelined for a few days. Chris Heisey also can play center field. Wilson Valdez played center after Stubbs got hurt.

Reds call up "Spider-Man" Kris Negron; option Mike Costanzo

Negron has great hair too. News came today that the Reds have sent Mike Costanzo back to Louisville, and have promoted utility man Kris Negron, who has earned the nickname Spider-Man with some of his amazing feats in the field. He can and has played almost everywhere on the field as evidenced in 2012. So far this year he has appeared at six different positions including 2B...

Cincinnati Reds 2012 Draft Rounds 2-8

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Stubbs injured, Baker reshuffles Reds' lineup

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MINOR details 6/7/12: Billy Hamilton runs wild in Blaze win

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Chili Peppers take BP with Reds

The Red Hot Chili Peppers took batting practice at Great American Ballpark with, naturally, the Cincinnati Reds.

Daily Brief: Down early to the Pirates

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Joey Votto hasn’t popped out to the infield this season, and other insane stats

Prior to his NL MVP season in 2010, there were many baseball fans who had never heard of Joey Votto. The Reds first baseman is one of the best hitters in the National League, and he’s off to a hot start once again this year even after signing a whopping 10-year, $225 million extension. In addition to a .315 career batting average, Votto’s career has also been highlighted by some...

Reds injury update

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Is Aroldis Chapman The Best Pitcher In Baseball?

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Minor League Game Review – 6/6/12

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Homer Struggles, Reds Lose

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Reds' starters haven't missed a beat in 56 games

Thursday night was the Reds' 56th game. They've used only five starting pitchers. That's deepest the Reds gone into the season only using five since 1992. "Well, that's the secret of any winning team," Reds manager Dusty Baker said before Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh. "You have a tremendous amount of depth and there...

Cueto dominant in Reds win over Pirates

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Bailey struggles in Reds' loss to Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Clint Barmes had three hits and drove in three runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their home-run tear by hitting three more for an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Neil Walker hit a two-run homer, and Casey McGehee and Alex Presley had solo shots, giving the Pirates seven homers in their last two games. A.J. Burnett (5-2) won his...
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