Game 40: Reds at Phillies
*The roster moves have not been announced, but obviously Mesoraco is activated from DL.
Reds first baseman Joey Votto remained in Cincinnati on Friday to undergo a MRI exam of his left knee in Cincinnati, a team spokesman confirmed. This is the same knee for Votto that required two operations during the 2012 season.
(The club hoped to have the results of the tests on Friday afternoon.
*For Brayan Pena, it’s his fifth career appearance and first career start at 1B.
*Also, Tony Cingrani is now listed as Sunday’s probable starter.
**UPDATE: Jeff Francis was designated for assignment to make room for Mesoraco. Nick Christiani, Thursday’s 26th man, was returned to Triple-A Louisville as well.