There were some anxious moments for Reds fans Tuesday night after Ryan Freel went down while running up the first base line in Philadelphia. Fortunately, Freel's injury doesn't appear to be the season ending injury that it looked like.
Shortly after he hobbled off the field, the team announced that Freel suffered a strained hamstring. Even though Freel didn't appear to suffer the serious injury some thought he migh have, hamstring problems can be a nagging ailment for players to deal with. Freel will head back to Cincinnati Wednesday where he will be examined later this week.
On Wednesday, the Reds announced that Freel has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and Corey Patterson has been brought back up to the team from Louisville.
Release from the Reds:
TODAY'S TRANSACTIONS: Today the Reds placed on the 15-day disabled list IF/OF Ryan Freel (strained right hamstring) and recalled from Class AAA Louisville OF Corey Patterson (#23)...Freel and LHP Kent Mercker (lower back pain) are scheduled to be examined in Cincinnati later this week...Patterson began the season with the Reds and hit .200 in 45g and 29 starts before he was optioned to Louisville last Wednesday to make room on the roster for Andy Phillips...for the Bats Patterson hit safely in 4 of his 5 apps and produced a 2-hit game and two 3-hit games (9-22, .409, 2 2b, 1sb).
FSN Ohio: Last night’s 10.2 rating on FSN Ohio was its highest of the season and fifth-highest overall since 1998.
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