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Reds recall Lisalverto Bonilla and reinstate Stuart Turner

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 24: Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla (51) delivers a pitch to the plate during the second inning of the Major League Baseball Interleague game between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians on May 24, 2017, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)
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The Cincinnati Reds have recalled right-handed pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Louisville and have reinstated catcher Stuart Turner from the 10-day disabled list. As corresponding moves, they have optioned right-hander Jake Buchanan to Triple-A and have designated fellow righty Asher Wojciechowski for assignment, according to MLB Roster Moves.

Bonilla has pitched in six games with the Reds’ major-league club this season, starting four of them. He has gone 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA, allowing 26 hits and six home runs in 26.2 innings of work. He has also issued 16 walks, leading to a rather high 1.575 WHIP.

The 27-year-old’s production has not been that much different in the minors, either, as he has gone 2-3 with a 5.87 ERA over eight outings (five starts) for Triple-A Louisville. Over 30.2 frames of action, Bonilla has surrendered 41 hits and six long balls.

Turner has played in 13 contests for Cincinnati this year, tallying a meager slash line of .148/.172/.259 with three RBI across 29 plate appearances.

He has also played 15 games for Triple-A Louisville, slashing .237/.297/.237 while driving in three runs.

Buchanan has appeared in five games out of the Reds’ bullpen this season, and he has labored.

Over 14.1 innings of work, the 27-year-old has pitched to the tune of an 8.16 ERA, allowing 24 hits while only striking out four batters.

Wojciechowski had six outings with Cincinnati before being designated for assignment, four of them being starts.

He went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA, surrendering 26 hits and six home runs across 21.1 frames.

The Reds are 29-38 and sit 6.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the National League Central Division.

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