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Reds put Branyan on DL, call up Stenson

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Reds put Branyan on DL, call up Stenson

Postby pkarr5000 » Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:03 pm

The Cincinnati Reds put infielder-outfielder Russell Branyan on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday night with a sprained right ankle.

The Reds purchased the contract of outfielder Dernell Stenson from Triple-A Louisville.

Branyan was injured Aug. 1 when he slid into a wall in foul territory while playing third base against San Francisco. He was limited to five pinch-hit appearances before returning the starting lineup in left field on Tuesday.

Branyan opened the season on the disabled list after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in December to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He was activated on May 29 and hit .227 with five homers and 14 RBI in 46 games. He had one hit in his last 11 at bats.

Stenson, 24, hit .306 with 14 homers and 76 RBI in 101 games with Double-A Chattanooga before being promoted to Louisville, where he hit .237 with five homers and 14 RBI in 17 games. He joined the Reds system this year after spending seven years in Boston's organization.
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