CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds called up infielder Neftali Soto before the second game of their series on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, shoring up their depleted infield.
The Reds have put three infielders on the disabled list this week. First baseman Joey Votto is out indefinitely with a strained muscle above his left knee. Second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery to...
If now isn't the time to call up and play Neftali Soto, that time is never going to come.
The Reds have optioned infielder Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville and recalled infielder-outfielder Donald Lutz.
The 25-year-old Lutz started the season in Double-A with Pensacola, where he was batting .360, hit six home runs and drove in 16 runners in 23 games. Since being promoted to Louisville last week, Lutz has a .200 batting average, a home run and three RBI.
Neftali Soto had two hits in a Louisville Bats win on Thursday night.
Neftali Soto had a big week for the Louisville Bats over the last 8 days.
Neftali Soto made an appearance late in the Reds game at Philadelphia for his MLB debut. The plan is for him to stay with the Reds for the remainder of the weekend before Johnny Cueto comes off the DL Monday to take his spot on the active roster. Tony Cingrani did a good job replacing Cueto for six turns through the rotation and will return to Louisville to continue developing as a starter.
SALT RIVER AT TALKING STICK, AZ. Neftali Soto probably sees Joey Votto in his dreams and wonders, What am I going to do? Where am I going to play?Maybe he should change jobs. Soccer? Football? Roller blading?Soto, you see, is a first baseman in the Cincinnati Reds organization, a doggone good one, a top prospect.But the Reds have a first baseman, a guy who is signed for the next...
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20. Neftali Soto – 1B – 23 Years Old – AAA
Acquired: 3rd Round, 2007 Draft
The Good: Soto has above-average to plus raw power and has shown above-average in game power at times in his career.
Needs to work on: Plate discipline. While he improved his Strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2012, he is still very aggressive at...
Soto had a big Bats blast.
Louisville 7 Lehigh Valley 3
-It was back-to-back wins for the Bats (15-30) as Pedro Villarreal (2-0) allowed just two earned runs in his 6.2 innings for the win. Jordan Smith got the save (3) tossing 1.1 scoreless innings.
-2B Willie Harris had two hits with a double and two RBI. 3B Chris Valaika added a double and an RBI as well. The big moment...