The Reds placed catcher Ramon Hernandez on the
15-day disabled list Monday to treat a knee injury.
Hernandez will have surgery to clean out his left knee on
Tuesday. He's expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks.
Hernandez, who has been bothered by the knee for about two months,
is batting .249 with five homers and 36 RBIs.
The Reds called up catcher Craig Tatum from Triple-A Louisville,
where he batted .239 with three homers and 21 RBIs.
The Reds also swapped relievers, optioning right-hander Robert
Manuel (0.00 ERA in three appearances) to Louisville and calling up
right-hander Jared Burton for his third stint with the Reds. Burton
had no record in 29 appearances with a 4.81 ERA.
Also, reliever Mike Lincoln had successful surgery to replace a
bulging disc in his neck.
The right-hander underwent a two-hour operation Monday in St.
Louis, where an orthopedic spine specialist fixed the problem.
Lincoln is expected to make a full recovery and could resume
throwing in September.
The 34-year-old didn't play professionally from 2005-07 after he
got his right elbow rebuilt. He revived his career by signing with
the Reds last year, then going 2-5 with a 4.48 ERA in 64
He was 1-1 with an 8.22 ERA in 19 games when he went on the
disabled list June 17 because of the neck.