CINCINNATI (AP) -Infielder Enrique Cruz was called up Friday by the Cincinnati Reds, who need someone to fill in while shortstop Alex Gonzalez is on bereavement leave.
Cruz, 25, was assigned to Double-A Chattanooga after he appeared in eight games for the Reds during spring training. It will be Cruz's second stint in the majors - he appeared in 60 games for Milwaukee in 2003, starting at shortstop.
Cruz was playing third base for Chattanooga, where he hit .350 in five games.
Gonzalez left the team on Thursday to attend to a family matter in Venezuela. He can stay on the bereavement list for up to a week.
In order to add Cruz to their 40-man roster, the Reds transferred outfielder Chris Denorfia to the 60-day disabled list. Denorfia tore a ligament in his elbow while making a throw during spring training and needed reconstructive surgery.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Giants' Cueto looks to snatch set from Rockies It’s not quite a must-win situation, but the Giants couldn’t be more excited to hand the ball to Johnny Cueto this evening.
Thumbnail A's try to thwart Mariners' playoff push The Mariners are among the hottest teams in baseball. Yet do they have enough time to creep into the playoffs?
Thumbnail Reds continue to harm Cards' playoff chances   After another flop at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals need a flamethrowing 22-year-old to keep them afloat in the National...
Thumbnail Giants aim to obliterate Rockies again San Francisco erupted for 19 hits in last night’s victory over Colorado. Will the West Coast crowd witness further offensive heroics...
Thumbnail Cards seek to build momentum against Reds Jhonny Peralta’s had a tough time since returning from the disabled list on June 7. Perhaps, though, he’s rediscovering that familiar power stroke when it matters...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement