Reds put Raisel Iglesias on DL with strained oblique
CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds put starter Raisel Iglesias on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique and called up right-hander Jon Moscot to make his major league debut Friday night against the San Diego Padres.
They also rearranged their bullpen with another move to give young players more of a chance in an already disappointing season.
The Reds designated 36-year-old Jason Marquis for assignment and called up right-hander Pedro Villarreal from Triple-A Louisville. Marquis opened the season in the rotation but was switched to the bullpen after nine starts with a 3-4 record and 6.46 ERA.
Marquis' last start was May 25 against Colorado. He didn't make an appearance out of the bullpen.
''We are kind of going with our youth movement,'' manager Bryan Price said. ''We'll see what we have in our system and if they're ready.''
The Reds were 23-29 heading into the weekend series, trailing St. Louis by 12 games in the NL Central.
Iglesias is part of their youth movement - Cincinnati has three rookies in the rotation - but felt soreness in his left side after his start last Saturday against Washington. Price said his side was still bothering him when he tried to throw again, prompting the move to the disabled list on Friday.
Iglesias is 1-1 with a 5.11 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances.
''It's one of those things that can definitely get worse by pitching,'' Price said. ''So we decided to go the safe route.''
Price said that Moscot, the top pitching prospect at Louisville, will get several starts while Iglesias is sidelined.
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