Reds promote IF Negron, option RHP Contreras
By MARK SCHMETZER
Cincinnati optioned right-hander Carlos Contreras to Louisville to make room on the 25-man roster for Negron. Louisville RHP Brett Marshall was designated for assignment to make room for Negron on the 40-man roster.
Negron hit .269 with three home runs in more than 75 games with the Bats. In his only previous major league experience, he was 1-for-4 over four games with Cincinnati in 2012.
Contreras allowed one run in 4 1-3 innings over three games since being promoted from Double-A Pensacola on June 21.
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