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Reds call up Partch

Published 1:52am Monday, June 10, 2013

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds called up right-hander Curtis Partch from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday and optioned RHP Logan Ondrusek to the Bats.

Partch began the season at Double-A Pensacola and had four saves with a 2.16 ERA in appearances before he was promoted to Louisville on April 24. In 16 appearances for the Bats, Partch was 1-2 with a 3.74 ERA while converting two of his three save chances.

Moving up two levels to the majors in just more than two months has been a heady experience for the Merced, Calif., native.

“It’s been pretty exciting so far,” said Partch, who admitted being concerned about breaking laws prohibiting texting and driving on his two-hour trip from Louisville. “I’ll try to stay here as long as possible.”

Partch was the best available reliever, manager Dusty Baker said.

“He was throwing well, they said, and getting all his pitches over,” Baker said.

When he pitches for the Reds, Partch will become the third Cincinnati player this season to make his major league debut, joining OF Derrick Robinson and IF/OF Donald Lutz.

Ondrusek was 2-0 with a 5.64 ERA in 21 appearances. He gave up four hits and four runs in one inning of relief in Cincinnati’s 9-2 loss to St. Louis on Friday, an ongoing problem, Baker said. Ondrusek’s home ERA was 8.71 while his road ERA was 3.00

“He’s struggled at home,” Baker said. “He’s been pretty good on the road. Hopefully, he’ll go down and get straightened out. Sometimes, you have to make a move.”

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