Mark Sheldon (MLB.com) is reporting a source has told him that OF Kyle Waldrop has been called up to the Reds from Louisville. As Sheldon says, Waldrop could be a short-term placeholder for Mike Leake’s roster spot until Leake’s spot comes up to pitch on Sunday. They made a similar move a few days ago with catcher Kyle Skipworth who was brought up to fill Johnny Cueto’s roster spot for a few days. Waldrop is on the 40-man roster. Skipworth was sent back to AAA and couldn’t be recalled for 10 days (barring an injury).
This move has not been confirmed by the Reds. It’s possible Waldrop was asked to report from Louisville in the event Jay Bruce was traded this afternoon.
Heard from source OF Kyle Waldrop on his way from Louisville. Not sure if place holder for Leake vacancy until starter needed or….#reds
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) July 31, 2015