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Reds put Miguel Cairo on disabled list, call up Todd Frazier

Apr 17, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

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Cincinnati has placed veteran utility man Miguel Cairo on the disabled list with a hamstring injury suffered Saturday, calling up Todd Frazier from Triple-A to take his spot.

Frazier was a 2007 first-round pick and was once considered a top prospect, but now he’s 26 years old and has hit just .261 with a .788 OPS in 246 games at Triple-A.

He has 15-homer power and some speed, which alone makes him a lot more intriguing than Cairo as a potential alternative to Scott Rolen at third base, but lots of strikeouts, few walks, and a poor batting average limit Frazier’s upside.

  1. metalhead65 - Apr 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    he is still a better option than willie harris and showed potential in the limited playing time he got under veterans first manager baker last year. he was the best player in camp this spring playing his super utility role and then they cut him on the last day and kept the worthless harris. they said he needed to work only at 3rd base. nice to wait until the season was ready to start to tell him that is what they wanted from him. in the meantime harris has been as useless as you can be batting .059 so far.

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Apr 17, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    I’ll never forget watching this kid take little Tom’s River NJ all the way to a Little League World series title.

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