Reds acquire Bloomquist from KC

A couple of moves….

The Reds acquired Willie Bloomquist from the Royals for cash or a player to be named later. Bloomquist was hitting .265 for the Royals this season with three homers, 17 RBIs and eight steals.

With the Reds strapped for healthy outfielders, the 32-year-old Bloomquist can do that and play the infield. He’s played every position this season except pitcher and catcher.

Bloomquist will wear No. 9. I will double check later to be absolutely sure, but he should be ineligible for the postseason roster since he was acquired after Aug. 31.

*To make room on the 40-man roster for Bloomquist, RHP Enerio Del Rosario was designated for assignment.

*Also, the Reds recalled reliever Jared Burton from Triple-A Louisville. Burton hasn’t been up all season and was 3-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 33 games for the Bats.

Monday lineup vs. ARI

Phillips 4
Cabrera 6
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Gomes 7
Stubbs 8
Hanigan 2
Heisey 9
Arroyo 1

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