Postgame 5-1 win over Brewers, Reds announced that C Ramon Hernandez (knee) will have surgery Tuesday and miss 4-6 weeks. C Craig Tatum officially will be called up Monday, although Tatum already has arrived in the clubhouse to join team (his MLB debut) in L.A. Monday.
Also: P Jared Burton will be recalled from Louisville and P Robert Manuel will head back to Louisville.
Hernandez did not start the final 3 games of the Brewers series. His knee has bothered him for some time and finally became too much.
"It's been bothering me for two months," Hernandez said after today's game. "I tried to keep playing, but we've got to do something. I can't run. It's tough."
Manager Dusty Baker on Hernandez: "It's not good."
Are we serious hes been playing with a bad knee for 2 months? If we go back 2 months hes started 46 games and 16 games at catcher since June 23. I cant even put into words how disgusted I am at how this team handles things.