The Cincinnati Reds promoted 2018 first-round pick Jonathan India from the Billings Mustangs to the Single-A Dayton Dragons on Monday.
India will become the 17th first-round pick to play for the Dragons. He was the fifth overall pick in the first round in June.
After signing with the Reds in June, India started his season with the Greeneville Reds, a rookie-level team in the Appalachian League. He hit .261 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 14 games.
The Reds promoted India to Billings, Mont., last week. He went 2-for-8 in three games. He joins 2017 first-round pick, Hunter Greene, on the Dragons roster. In 17 minor-league games, India has played third base 12 times and shortstop five times.
The Dragons are 49-55. They’re 18-18 in the second half and in second place in the Midwest League Eastern Division. They trail Bowling Green by three games.
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