Signed: C J.R. Reynolds (NDFA—Ohio), 3B Joe Jocketty (NDFA—Miami-Hamilton (Ohio)), OF Corey Wimberly (released by Braves, May 30)
Draft picks signed: RHP Ben Lively (4), RHP Joe Mantoni (18), RHP Daniel Wright (10), 1B Logan Uxa (32), SS Cory Thompson (5), OF Dalton Carter (17), OF Phillip Ervin (1)
Released: RHP Mike MacDougal, 1B Dominic D’Anna, SS Michael Gilmartin
Recalled: RHP Curtis Partch, LHP Tony Cingrani, 2B Henry Rodriguez
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Logan Ondrusek, RHP Pedro Villarreal, 2B Henry Rodriguez
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Wes Mugarian, RHP Robert Stephenson, C Yovan Gonzalez
Transferred to 60-day DL: RHP Ryan Kemp, 1B Sean Buckley
Reinstated from DL: RHP Jesus Adames, RHP Sal Romano, SS Jason Donald
Robert Stephenson’s upward trajectory with low Class A Dayton—he’s 4-0, 0.92 in his past six starts, with 50 strikeouts and five walks in 39 innings—will be interrupted as he recovers from a strained left hamstring.
The Reds signed a pair of undrafted Ohio college players after the draft who happen to be the progeny of Reds executives. Joe Jocketty, whom the Cubs drafted out of a St. Louis high school in ’09, is the son of GM Walt Jocketty. J.R. Reynolds, who previously attended Cincinnati’s Moeller High, is the son of pro/global scouting director Terry Reynolds.