Byrd goes on 15-day disabled

Published 3:24 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cincinnati Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday night’s game, a day after he fractured his right wrist when he was hit with a pitch.

Infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. was called up from Triple-A Louisville and outfielder Donald Lutz was released.

Byrd was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Sean O’Sullivan leading off the sixth inning of a 5-4 loss Tuesday night. Byrd reacted with considerable pain but shook off the injury and went to first base. He was replaced in left field in the bottom of the seventh.

De Jesus hit .303 in 50 games for Louisville while playing all four infield positions. Lutz appeared in 13 games for Louisville before he went on the disabled list. He had season-ending Tommy John surgery on May 1.