Hamilton out; Peraza up

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton was placed on the bereavement list on Friday. Infielder/outfielder Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to replace Hamilton on the 25-man roster.

Hamilton’s three-year-old nephew, K.C. Cole, died in a car accident on Tuesday. After he played on Wednesday vs. the Pirates, Hamilton returned home to Mississippi and was originally expected to rejoin the club on Friday when the Reds opened a series vs. the Phillies.

Peraza, 22, batted .295/.341/.393 with one home run and eight RBIs in 30 games for Louisville. Besides being able to play shortstop and second base, he can also play center field and has speed.

Under the rules, Hamilton will miss a minimum of three days and can miss up to seven games.


3 years old, what an absolute shame. Wow, my condolences to the family.

It’s terrible what Billy is going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to Billy and his nephews family.

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