Reds place OF Romano on 15-day DL

Updated: July 26, 2004, 4:04 PM ET

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jason Romano will miss the remainder of the season following a hamstring injury suffered in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Romano will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday after an MRI revealed a tear in his right hamstring. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Romano batted .154 with one homer and three RBIs in 22 games, including four starts, for the Reds this season. After joining the team for the second time on July 18, he had three hits, including his first major league home run, in 10 at-bats.

The Reds recalled infielder Felipe Lopez from Class AAA Louisville of the International League to replace Romano on the roster.

Lopez appeared in 18 games for Cincinnati from June 1-25, hitting .152 with five RBIs. In 73 games with Louisville this season, the switch-hitting Lopez batted .273 with nine homers and 44 RBIs.

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