The Cincinnati Reds have called up left-handed reliever Ross Detwiler from Triple-A Louisville. He was not on the 40-man roster, so the team designated Robert Dugger for assignment for the second time in a week.
Ross Detwiler signed with Cincinnati on a minor league deal after the season began. He didn’t make his debut this season with the Bats until April 27th due to the late start he got to the year. The lefty allowed three runs in seven appearances for Louisville over the last two-and-a-half weeks, posting a 3.86 ERA. All of his runs came in his second appearance when he gave up three hits and walked two batters against the Columbus Clippers. Since then he’s thrown 5.0 shutout frames with two hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. On May 8th he pitched 2.1 innings, but all of his other appearances have been for one inning or less. In that outing he was throwing in the 91-93 MPH range with his fastball and his breaking ball in the low-to-mid 80’s.
Last season the lefty pitched in 53 games between time with the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres. He made five starts for the Marlins, but only threw 52.1 innings on the season. He posted a 4.64 ERA between his two stops, giving up 10 home runs, walking 20, and striking out 62 batters. At times in the past, Detwiler has been a ground ball pitcher, but last season he was a fly ball guy and that has been the case in his limited action in Triple-A.
For Robert Dugger it’s deja vu all over again. He made an appearance a week ago in the Cincinnati Reds doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates, throwing 3.0 innings and giving up three runs while striking out five batters. The next day he was designated for assignment. Dugger cleared waivers and was outrighted to Louisville. On Thursday the Reds added him back to the 40-man roster and called him up. This time around he never made it into a game before he was designated for assignment.