The Reds recalled pitcher Jumbo Diaz from Triple-A on Friday, the team announced. Diaz produced a 6.65 ERA over 23 innings of work earlier this season. To make room for Diaz, the team optioned pitcher Carlos Contreras to Triple-A. Contreras has a 6.08 ERA over 13 1/3 innings of work this season.
The Reds have recalled pitchers Carlos Contreras and Donovan Hand from Triple-A Louisville, and optioned outfielder Brennan Boesch to Triple-A, the team announced on Tuesday. Contreras appeared in three games with the Reds earlier this season, allowing one earned run in 3 1/3 innings. With Triple-A, he owns a 4.66 ERA in 19 1/3 innings. Hand hasn't thrown a big-league pitch since 2013. He has been pitching in Triple-A after signing a minor-league deal with the Reds in January. In 15 games, he owns a 4.50 ERA over 44 innings pitched. Boesch has struggled this season in a part-time role with the Reds. In 56 at-bats, he's batting just .125 with one extra-base hit.
The Reds have officially recalled pitcher Raisel Iglesias from Triple-A and optioned pitcher Carlos Contreras to Louisville, the team announced. Iglesias is scheduled to start on Wednesday against the Braves with Cincinnati in need of a spot starter. He is 1-2 with a 3.80 ERA in four starts with Louisville this season. Contreras has a 2.70 ERA with three strikeouts in three appearances this season.
The Reds have placed pitcher Homer Bailey on the 15-day DL with a right elbow ligament sprain, retroactive to April 24, and recalled pitcher Carlos Contreras, the team announced Monday. Bailey came off the disabled list April 18 and made two starts before landing back on the DL. He posted an 0-1 record with a 5.56 ERA and three strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings. "It's a messy and unbelievably unfortunate both for him as an individual and for our ball club," manager Bryan Price said. "(Bailey) certainly won't be pitching here in the near future." Contreras has posted a 1-0 record in six appearances with a 1.08 ERA for Triple-A Louisville.
The Reds optioned Dylan Axelrod, Carlos Contreras, Daniel Corcino, Ryan Dennick, and David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville. Amir Garrett was optioned to Class A Daytona, and Ramon Cabrera, Jon Moscot and Felix Perez were reassigned to minor league camp. 45 players remain active in big-league camp.