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September 4, 2011

The Roster Expansion Moves

Devin Mesoraco, the future catcher for the Reds, signs a kid's item.

This happened last Thursday, but the Cincinnati Reds did make several moves to add players when rosters expanded. And some of those players have already come up big in the just completed series win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Chris Heisey was activated from the disabled list, while Juan Francisco, Chris Valaika, Jared Burton, Carlos Fisher, Jeremy Horst, and Matt Maloney were all called up. Top prospect Devin Mesoraco had his contract purchased and was brought up, as well.

Fred Lewis was sent down Louisville.

“It’s never easy to do,” Baker said of Lewis’ departure. “Things didn’t really work out the second half as well as we thought they possibly would. And we got Heisey back. You hate to have to tell somebody, but it’s a tough part of the game.”

Hopefully, this means we’ll be seeing a lot more of Chris Heisey and Yonder Alonso in left field for the rest of the season.