Mark Sheldon is reporting, based on seeing the player in the clubhouse, that 3B Neftali Soto has been called up from Louisville.
Soto, who moved from 1B before the season is batting .269/.310/.388 with three homers and 16 RBIs in 33 games. I will have more with him later. Soto will wear No. 50.
This is almost certainly a temporary move until Johnny Cueto comes back on the roster to pitch on Monday. Tony Cingrani has thrown his last major league pitch for a while and can safely be sent back down.
It will be interesting to see if Soto gets a start today or tomorrow given the struggles
Superman Clark Kent Todd Frazier is having at the plate. I doubt Soto will start. A pinch hitting role makes more sense if even that much.
Glad to see the Reds being aggressive with the roster moves.
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