Reds activate C Ross, put Hopped on DL

Updated: April 23, 2008, 2:48 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday activated catcher David Ross and put outfielder Norris Hopper on the disabled list.

Ross, the Reds' No. 1 catcher the last two seasons, had been on the DL all season with back spasms. He played in 13 minor-league games.

Paul Bako has done most of the catching this season and is hitting .321. Backup Javier Valentin has been used mainly as a pinch-hitter.

Hopper, who has inflammation in his right elbow, was put on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Saturday.

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