The Cincinnati Reds made a set of roster moves this evening as they announced that they had activated right-handed reliever Michael Feliz from the injured list. They optioned left-handed reliever Cionel Pérez back to Triple-A Louisville. Right-handed pitcher Hector Perez was also designated for assignment, which cleared the way for Feliz to be added back to the 40-man roster after temporarily not counting towards it while on the non-specified injury list.
For Michael Feliz the stint on the non-specified injured list was a short stay. The team added him to it on Tuesday and he returned to the active roster today – only missing one game. He may have picked the right game to miss as just about everyone else in the game was lit up like a Christmas tree on Tuesday.
When a player goes on the non-specified injured list they do not count towards the 40-man roster. Cincinnati used that spot to call up Mike Freeman, adding him to the 40-man roster in the process. A day later that move meant someone was going to have to be designated for assignment, or one of the injured players was going to need to be added to the 60-day injured list.
The Reds chose to designate reliever Hector Perez for assignment. He had spent the entire season in Triple-A Louisville. The right-hander struggled, walking 11 batters and allowing nine runs in 8.2 innings with seven strikeouts. The 25-year-old was acquired from Toronto in January via trade for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Cionel Pérez has had some back-and-forth of late. He was optioned to Triple-A on May 31st and then recalled yesterday, and now he’s on his way back to join the Bats in Louisville after allowing three earned run on three walks, three hits, and a home run in 1.2 innings in the Reds 14-run loss to the Phillies on Tuesday night.