The Reds optioned Gutierrez to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

It's unclear whether the righty is being demoted for Monday's poor outing or just temporarily making way for an extra reliever as the Reds recover from the 11-inning series opener. Gutierrez had recorded quality starts in his previous two outings, so he'll almost certainly return to the big-league club at some point this season, if not in a few days when his spot in the rotation comes up again. Ashton Goudeau was recalled from Louisville in a corresponding move.

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