Keppinger deal completed, Bray's elbow

The March trade that sent infielder Jeff Keppinger to the Astros was completed on Thursday when the Reds received infielder Drew Sutton as the player to be named.

Sutton, 25, will report to Triple-A Louisville. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Danny Richar was sent outright to Louisville.

Last season with Double-A Corpus Christi, Sutton batted .317 with 20 home runs and 69 RBIs and was his team’s Most Valuable Player. He led all Astros Minor Leaguers in batting average, hits (165), runs (102), walks (76), doubles (39) and extra-base hits (63).

With Triple-A Round Rock, Sutton was batting .267 (4-for-15) with a .389 on-base percentage in five games.

  • Reliever Bill Bray has been saddled with another injury. Bray was diagnosed with a strained left elbow after an exam by Dr. Tim Kremchek, according to the Reds. The lefty will be evaluated in 10 days.

Shoulder soreness set Bray back during Spring Training and he didn’t catch up in time to make the team. He had five scoreless innings over three games for Triple-A Louisville.

1 Comment

Oswalt… If the Reds get him tonight that would be great. To answer a question you had from the other subject. I am not unhappy with 4-4. The 1-3 start hurt, but they are 3-1 since. Here is looking forward to taking 3 out of 4 against the Astros.

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