The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly promoted right-handed pitcher Asher Wojciechowski from the Triple-A Louisville Bats, according to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon.
#reds call up RHP Asher Wojociehowski from Louisville. Corresponding moves pending
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) May 20, 2017
Saturday’s contest against the Colorado Rockies will mark the first call-up in a Reds uniform for the 28-year-old, who landed in Cincinnati’s lap by way of signing a minor-league deal just a few weeks into the 2017 season.
Wojciechowski was a supplemental pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, going to the Toronto Blue Jays with pick No. 41. In 2012 he was dealt to the Houston Astros along with Ben Francisco, Francisco Cordero, David Rollins, Joe Musgrove and Carlos Pérez with the Blue Jays receiving J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter in exchange.
Following a couple of seasons in the Astros’ system, Wojciechowski received his promotion to the majors ahead of the 2015 season, where he was implemented into the starting rotation. Over that season, he pitched in five games (three starts) and posted a 0-1 record with a 7.16 ERA over 16 1/3 innings.
After being designated for assignment in May of the 2016 season, he was claimed off waivers by Miami, where he spent just shy of seven months; Wojciechowski wound up with the Diamondbacks for a short-lived stint as well.
Cincinnati has six pitchers currently on the disabled list, split evenly between starters and relievers. The 4.67 team ERA ranks 25th in the majors while the Reds have only posted 15 quality starts this season.
Tim Adelman, who departed from his last outing with tightness in his neck, gets the nod on Saturday to square off against Colorado southpaw Anthony Senzatela. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 ET.