Gregg DFA’d; Villarreal recalled
The Reds designated veteran reliever Kevin Gregg for assignment on Monday. Right-handed reliever Pedro Villarreal was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.
Gregg, 36, was initially signed to a Minor League contract in February by Cincinnati and earned a spot on the club as a non-roster player. He opened the season as the eighth-inning setup man but produced disastrous results.
In 11 appearances, Gregg had a 10.13 ERA with 12 runs, 13 hits, five walks, 14 strikeouts and three home runs over his 10 2/3 innings.
The Reds bullpen entered the night ranked last in the league with a 5.56 ERA.