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Reds Designate Tom Cochran For Assignment

The Reds announced that they designated left-hander Tom Cochran for assignment to create 40-man roster space for right-hander Chad Reineke (Twitter link).

Cochran, 28, has spent the 2011 season at Triple-A Louisville where he has a 4.08 ERA with 4.1 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 through 28 2/3 innings as a swingman. He has a 3.70 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in parts of nine minor league seasons since the Red Sox selected him in the 18th round of the 2003 draft.

Reineke is set to make his first MLB appearance since 2009. The 29-year-old had a 2.52 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 53 2/3 innings at Triple-A this year. A 13th round selection by the Astros in 2004, Reineke has a 3.84 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in eight minor league seasons.

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