Cincinnati Reds Move Two Current Chattanooga Players To Triple-A
posted April 22, 2008
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Cincinnati Reds have announced that infielder Luis Bolivar and right handed pitcher Justin Mallett have been promoted to AAA Louisville. In a conjunctive move, infielder Michael DeJesus and right handed pitcher Michael Hrynio have been assigned to Chattanooga.
The moves were made after pitcher Matt Belisle completed his rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville, and the Reds promoted veteran infielder Jerry Hairston, Jr. from the Bats. To make room on the Cincinnati roster, infielder Juan Castro was designated for assignment.
Bolivar, who is currently tied for the Southern League lead in hits (22) and runs (13), hit at a .306 clip with three homers and nine RBIs for the Lookouts. He spent the majority of last season in Chattanooga, where he hit .297 in 109 games, but finished the season in Louisville. In 13 games for the Bats, he hit .262.
Mallett began the 2008 season in the Lookouts’ rotation, but after one start, made the transition to bullpen duty. Overall, he posted a 0-1 record with a 4.50 ERA in five games. Last season, he went 3-6 with a 4.73 ERA in 44 games for the Lookouts. On August 31st of last season, he made one start for Louisville, throwing five innings of shutout ball to earn the win in his AAA debut.
DeJesus was promoted from Sarasota, where he hit .273 with two doubles and one triple in 13 games. He spent the entire season in Sarasota and hit .261 with four homers.
Hrynio, who began his professional career as an infielder in the Seattle Mariners organization, signed with the Cincinnati Reds organization as a Minor League free agent. He spent the vast majority of the 2007 season in West Tennessee, where he went 3-1 with a 3.78 ERA and two saves in 20 games out of the bullpen.