From the AP:
The Cincinnati Reds put left-hander Kent Mercker back on the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow following their 8-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
Mercker was on the disabled list from May 14-25 with inflammation in the elbow. He had made nine appearances since June 1.
Reds manager Jerry Narron said the pain in the elbow is worse this time. The left-hander faced the last two batters in New York’s 4-2, 10-inning victory Thursday, and wasn’t available to pitch the last two days because of the pain.
Cincinnati expects to call up left-hander Brian Shackelford from Triple-A Louisville to take his roster place on Sunday. It will be Shackelford’s third stint with the Reds this season. He is 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA in 17 appearances.
This also could keep Joe Mays on the roster, though I hope it doesn’t.