Advertisement

 CINCINNATI (AP) -The day after Kirk Saarloos failed to retire any of the seven batters he faced in Cincinnati's 14-10 loss to Pittsburgh, the Reds optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Louisville and recalled left-hander Bobby Livingston.
``I don't feel like I'm the problem,'' Saarloos said. ``I think I've had three bad innings this year. I felt like, in the other 20 appearances, I was throwing the ball pretty (darn) good. Those three appearances are the bed I'm lying in.''
Saarloos, 0-4 with a 7.04 ERA, will work out of the Bats bullpen, Reds manager Jerry Narron said.
``He's just been up and down lately,'' Narron said. ``Hopefully, he'll be able to go down and get some consistent work.''
Livingston is making his second appearance with Cincinnati. In his previous stint, he made his first major league start on May 13 at Los Angeles, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs in 5 1-3 innings for a 6.75 ERA. He was optioned to Louisville on May 15. In his two stints with the Bats, Livingston was 0-3 with a 3.88 ERA in nine starts.
``He'll pitch in the bullpen right now, give us some length out there'' Narron said.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Tanaka's Yanks take aim at sweep of Stros On Monday, the Yankees shipped pending free agent Aroldis Chapman to the National League. Yet, don’t be surprised if their rollicking performance of late tables...
Thumbnail Cubs-White Sox standoff moves to Wrigleyville The Cubs and their fans couldn’t wait to get Aroldis Chapman into yesterday’s action. Yet, a no-show on offense prevented the squad’s new closer from even...
Thumbnail Mets, Cardinals lock horns in series finale Last night, Bartolo Colon helped the Mets earn a doubleheader split with the Cardinals as only he could. The majors’ oldest player spotted that 86 mph...
Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Prediction Will bettors be able to cash the over when the Giants host the Reds at 3:45PM ET?
Thumbnail Padres vs. Blue Jays Prediction Will it be a high-scoring game today when the Blue Jays host the Padres at 12:10PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement