Billy Hamilton Gets Call-Up By Reds

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Billy Hamilton got the call he has been waiting for a long time as the Reds officially promoted the young speedster on Monday along with their other September call-ups. Hamilton stole  a record 155 bases last season and at Triple-A this season he batted .256 with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 75 stolen bases while making the transition from shortstop to center field. Despite the numbers not being all that impressive, Hamilton did post .283 batting average after the All-Star break. The Reds are not going to insert him into the starting lineup anytime soon, but he is a valuable weapon as a pinch runner in the late innings. He is worth adding in NL-Only and deep mixed leagues. 

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Yadier Molina (wrist) was pulled from Monday's game against the Reds due to left wrist soreness. The joint first became an issue back in the World Baseball Classic during spring training. He is listed as day-to-day and an update should come later today.
  • Miguel Cabrera (abdomen) was able to take batting practice before Monday's game against the Red Sox. He has not played since last Friday, but it appears he could be back in the lineup by Wednesday.
  • Yasiel Puig (knee) will likely not play on Tuesday in Colorado. Puig has dealt stiffness behind his right knee over the last few days, and he aggravated the ailment on a slide during Monday's game. It doesn't appear to be anything too serious, but the Dodgers will play it safely with him.
  • Matt Wieters went 4-for-5 and including a home run and two RBI in Monday's win over the Indians.
  • Adam Wainwright took a second straight beating from the Reds on Monday in Cincinnati. Wainwright gave up six runs in six innings and has now allowed 18 ER in the last 15 innings he has pitched. He should bounce back for the rest of the season. His next outing will come against the Pirates this weekend.
  • Edwin Encarnacion belted his 35th home run of the season on Monday in Arizona. It was a two-run shot that got him over the 100 RBI mark for the season.
  • Starling Marte (finger) is getting closer to a return to the lineup according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. The Pirates want Marte to take two-handed swings before leaving Milwaukee on Wednesday. The addition of Marlon Byrd and Jose Tabata give Pittsburgh the ability to take things slowly with Marte.
  • Yoenis Cespedes singled and belted his 21st home run for the season in Monday's win over the Rangers. Cespedes solo blast in the second inning got the scoring started for the A's who have tied the Rangers for first place the the AL West.
  • Chase Headley (back) remained out of the Padres lineup on Monday afternoon against the Giants. Headley has missed five straight games with lower back stiffness and the Padres are uncertain when he might be able to return. Logan Forsythe will continue to fill in at third base while Headley is out.