LeCure, Boesch back with Reds
Among the many roster moves on Wednesday:
Billy Hamilton to the 15-day DL (sprained capsule in right shoulder)
Sam LeCure — contract selected from Triple-A Louisville
Dylan Axelrod — optioned to Louisville
Brennan Boesch — recalled from Louisville
Nate Adcock — transferred to 60-day DL
Here is the story on Hamilton:
In 41 games this season for Louisville, LeCure was 5-4 with a 5.25 ERA. But he had a 1.93 ERA over his last eight appearances, including a 0.90 ERA over his last six games with one earned run, three hits and no walks over the past 10 innings.
Here are a LeCure quote that did not get into my MLB.com story…
What did it take to get back in the Majors?
“I would say just, just because comfortable with who I am again,” LeCure said. “I’ve never astounded anybody with my stuff, I was just trying to make it better and better and when I realized I didn’t need to, I think was the turning point. That what I do is good enough, it’s what I’ve done here for years. It’s rare you see me throw any ball over 90 [mph] and I was trying to throw them 100 down there. That gets you out of whack mechanically, that gets you out of whack mentally, as far as trying to do something you’re not capable of doing physically and then wondering why mentally. Once I accepted who I was, it made it a lot easier to go about my business and focus on getting people out instead of trying to be something I’m not.”
Boesch batted .331 with four home runs and 28 RBIs for Louisville. He was sent down June 15 after he batted .125 in 32 games earlier this season for the Reds.
“He’s done a nice job down there and was playing regularly and swinging the bat really well,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “He can play all three outfield positions and he should be rewarded for going down and playing really well.”
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