The Cincinnati Reds made six different roster moves this afternoon prior to the start of their game in Kansas City. Right-handed reliever Daniel Duarte has been called up from Triple-A Louisville. He takes the place on the roster of Ricky Karcher, who picked up the save in last night’s win over the Royals in his big league debut. Duarte was not on the 40-man roster, so to make room the team designated reliever Joel Kuhnel for assignment. Cincinnati also officially sent Nick Senzel and Tony Santillan to Triple-A on rehab assignments. Henry Ramos, who had been on a rehab assignment with Louisville, was activated and then optioned to Louisville.
Daniel Duarte made the big league roster out of spring training in 2022. He spent a few weeks with the Reds before suffering an elbow injury that would cost him the rest of the season. He was designated for assignment following the year and became a free agent. Duarte would re-sign with the club on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. This season he did not make the club out of spring training and was assigned to Louisville where he’s posted a 3.49 ERA in 28.1 innings with 14 walks and 32 strikeouts. He had a tough April, but since the start of May he’s posted a 1.47 ERA with six walks and 22 strikeouts in 18.1 innings and hasn’t allowed a home run all season.
Ricky Karcher is heading back to the minor leagues after spending a few days with Cincinnati and making his big league debut in extra-innings last night. Joel Kuhnel has now been designated for assignment twice by the Reds. He cleared waivers the first time around. If he does so again he will have the choice to become a free agent if he would like, or he can accept his outright to the minor leagues and remain with Cincinnati.
Henry Ramos went 9-22 (.409) in his first six games with Cincinnati after being called up in late April. He then went as cold as ice, going 6-40 in the first three weeks of May before winding up on the injured list. He spent two weeks there before being sent out on a rehab assignment with Louisville. Ramos went 7-23 (.304) with a double and three home runs with the Bats. Now he’ll get to stay with them for the time being as he was activated and optioned there this afternoon.
Nick Senzel was with Louisville on Sunday and was set to begin his rehab assignment then. But the game was rained out, so the Reds never officially started his assignment. It doesn’t seem like weather is going to get in the way tonight in Louisville, so the team made it official and filed the paperwork for him to begin his assignment with the Bats. He’ll be joined there by right-handed reliever Tony Santillan. He hasn’t pitched in a year. His last outing came on June 13th of last season against Arizona. He was placed on the injured list with a back injury later in the week and hasn’t pitched in a game since then. Santillan, though, is coming back from a hamstring strain at this point.