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Reds place reliever Bill Bray on the disabled list

Apr 24, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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Bill Bray, who was bothered by a groin injury during spring training, has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left groin.

Cincinnati called up right-hander J.J. Hoover to replace the left-handed Bray on the roster and in the bullpen.

Hooper was acquired from the Braves in the Juan Francisco trade and had been serving as the closer at Triple-A. He’ll be making his MLB debut at age 24 after posting very impressive strikeout numbers in the minors.

Bray was a key part of the Reds’ bullpen last season, but injuries have repeatedly sidetracked his career and the 29-year-old southpaw hasn’t thrown 50 innings in a season since he was a rookie in 2006.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 24, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    At least he’s being replaced by a guy who sounds like he was selling elixirs in the 19th century.

  2. Tim's Neighbor - Apr 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Hoover has been very impressive since a move to the bullpen last year while stuck behind a logjam of excellent Braves prospects. I hope he does well in Cincy.

  3. metalhead65 - Apr 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    good for the kid at least he will get to see what a big league clubhouse and bullpen look like before he gets sent back down. what you actually expect dusty to use him over a proven vet like the simon loser they got from the orioles scrap heap?

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