The Cincinnati Reds released outfielder Matt Kemp and optioned outfielder Scott Schebler to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday before the second game of a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds acquired Kemp, along with right fielder Yasiel Puig, infielder/catcher Kyle Farmer and pitcher Alex Wood, from the Dodgers in a December trade. Kemp hit .200 in 20 games with one run and five RBIs. He went on the injured list in April after suffering a broken rib running into the wall in San Diego.
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Schebler’s average fell to .123 when he grounded out with the bases loaded to end the ninth inning Friday in a 12-11, 11-inning loss to the Giants.
Relief pitcher Cody Reed earned a promotion from Louisville to Cincinnati. He was 1-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 11 appearances. He had a 5.65 ERA in 39 appearances with the Reds from 2016-18.
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