The Cincinnati Reds made some roster moves this afternoon prior to the game in Colorado against the Rockies. Outfielder Jake Fraley was placed on the 10-day injured list with knee inflammation. Taking his place on the roster is outfielder TJ Friedl, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville. The Reds also added infielder Alejo Lopez to the taxi squad.
Jake Fraley played in the game yesterday, going 0-3 as he continued to slump. His line on the season fell to .116/.208/.233, and after having back-to-back 1-3 days against Cleveland, he’s picked up just two hits in his last 28 at-bats.
TJ Friedl, who played for Louisville last night and homered, is back with the Reds for a second time this season. He had gone 0-7 in three games against San Diego and St. Louis before being optioned back to Triple-A last week. Since rejoining the Bats he went 3-14 with a home run and two walks.
The Reds announced that they have placed Jonathan India on the injured list today, too. That roster move came less than 90 minutes after the initial set of roster moves were announced on Sunday. Alejo Lopez was called up from the taxi squad to take his place on the roster. Cincinnati now has 13 players on the injured list.
Lopez has played in seven games with the Reds this year and hit .263/.333/.263. In Triple-A he’s hit just .184/.326/.237 this season in 11 games, but has more walks than strikeouts in 46 plate appearances.