Pina will start at catcher and bat seventh Thursday against the Reds.

With No. 1 backstop Omar Narvaez resting for the day game after a night game, Pina will crack the starting nine for only the second time in seven contests. Pina has gone 0-for-15 at the plate over his last eight games, but the Brewers value him for his work as a game caller and receiver.

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