Reds send Cody Reed to Triple-A following another poor outing

Cody Reed will surely hope his second trip to the Major Leagues goes better than his first.

The Reds sent the struggling left-handed starter to Triple-A Louisville Monday after he gave up six runs and recorded only three outs against the Brewers on Sunday.

Reed, who fell to 0-7 with a 7.36 ERA, will be replaced on the roster by outfielder Kyle Waldrop, but that is likely temporary.

No announcement was made regarding who will get Reed’s spot in the rotation.

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One of the three pitchers acquired from the Royals last year for ace Johnny Cueto, Reed made his major-league debut Jun 18 against the Astros.

The 23-year-old had two strong starts with the Reds, allowing no earned runs in six innings against Atlanta on July 19 and no runs in six innings Aug. 8 at St. Louis.

But Reed was prone to giving up the long ball (12 home runs in 47 2/3 innings) and allowed five or more runs in five starts of his 10 starters.

Reed was 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 11 starts at Louisville to begin the year.

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