Reds option Fisher to make room for Springer
The Cincinnati Reds optioned pitcher Carlos Fisher to Triple-A Louisville after Sunday's 2-1 win over Atlanta. They are making room on the roster for 41-year-old right-hander Russ Springer, who is expected to join the team Monday.
Fisher is 1-1 with a 6.89 ERA in 13 games - all in relief - over two stints with the Reds this season.
The Reds will purchase the contract of Springer, who signed a minor league deal July 15 and hasn't allowed a run in 6 1-3 innings over seven appearances with Louisville. He is 36-45 in 17 seasons with nine major league teams.
The Reds have 39 players on their 40-man roster.