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

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
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

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.