Minor Moves: Nick Christiani, Ryan Langerhans

Today's minor moves..

  • The Reds selected the contract of right-hander Nick Christiani and added him to the 40-man roster, the club announced via Twitter.  Christiani will replace Jonathan Broxton (placed on the 15-day DL for season-ending forearm surgery) on the 25-man roster and Johnny Cueto was moved to the 60-day DL to free up a 40-man roster spot.  Christiani, 26, was a 13th-round pick of the Reds in the 2009 draft and he owns a 3.66 ERA in 255 2/3 minor league innings, all out of the bullpen.  The Vanderbilt product wasn't ranked as one of Cincinnati's top 30 prospects by Baseball America before the season and he has a 4.05 ERA, 8.1 K/9 and 3.2 K/BB in 53 1/3 Triple A innings this year.
  • The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Ryan Langerhans to a minor league deal, according to a press release from Triple-A Buffalo.  Langerhans was cut loose by Toronto earlier this summer and spent some time with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League, where he hit .283/.415/.496 in 142 plate appearances.  The 33-year-old is a client of the ACES agency, according to the MLBTR Agency Database.  

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