The Cincinnati Reds have acquired right-handed pitcher Brandon Hynick from the Chicago White Sox and assign him to Double-A Carolina. Hynick, a former eighth rounder by Colorado, was 1-4 with a 7.85 ERA in seven starts for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. The White Sox acquired the Ohio native at the 2009 trading deadline for Jose Contreras.
To make room on the roster for Hynick, the Reds have released right-handed pitcher Dallas Buck. Buck, who was acquired from he Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008, was 1-5 with a 8.50 ERA in eight starts. In his last start in Mobile, the Oregon native surrendered 10 earned runs and only lasted 1 and 2/3 innings. Coming into the 2009 season, Buck was a big prospect with the Reds, out-dueling Bronson Arroyo and the Reds in an exhibition game at Five County Stadium. Since then, the-now 26-year-old has missed big portions of the 2009 and 2010 seasons with arm problems.