Reds starter Amir Garrett leaves the mound after an out against the Orioles on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Cincinnati Reds place Amir Garrett on DL, claim pitcher from Cubs

Amir Garrett was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

The rookie left-handed starter has right hip inflammation.

Cincinnati claimed RHP Jake Buchanan off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and designated utility player Peter O’Brien for assignment.

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Garrett was the Reds’ best starter in the first five weeks of the season, but he has been hit hard in two starts since returning from a brief stint in Triple-A.

He allowed seven runs in five innings Tuesday night against Cleveland and was touched for six runs in four innings a week ago in Chicago against the Cubs.

In eight starts, Garrett is 3-3 with a 6.0 ERA.

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