Reds activate Encarnacion

Published 4:04 am Saturday, July 4, 2009

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds activated third baseman Edwin Encarnacion from the 60-day disabled list Friday to replace infielder Danny Richar, who went on the 15-day disabled list with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Wilkin Castillo, who had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day to make room for Encarnacion on the 40-man roster.

Encarnacion, who’d been on the disabled list since April 28 with a chip fracture in his left wrist, was not in Friday’s starting lineup. He was hitting .127 with one homer and six RBIs in 19 games when he was injured.

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He hit .270 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 11 rehab appearances at Triple-A Louisville.