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Reds recall Wojciechowski from Triple-A

Stephens sent down, Finnegan transferred to 60-day disabled list
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CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that his team would look to bring in additional bullpen help ahead of their upcoming road trip. He made good on that promise Sunday, as Cincinnati announced it would call up Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A Louisville, option Jackson Stephens to the Minors and transfer Brandon Finnegan to the 60-day disabled list.

This will be Wojciechowski's second stint with the Reds this season. He made two appearances out of the bullpen, including his team debut when he threw 3 2/3 one-hit innings against the Rockies on May 20. He also made four starts, posting an 0-1 record and a 7.79 ERA in those games.

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CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that his team would look to bring in additional bullpen help ahead of their upcoming road trip. He made good on that promise Sunday, as Cincinnati announced it would call up Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A Louisville, option Jackson Stephens to the Minors and transfer Brandon Finnegan to the 60-day disabled list.

This will be Wojciechowski's second stint with the Reds this season. He made two appearances out of the bullpen, including his team debut when he threw 3 2/3 one-hit innings against the Rockies on May 20. He also made four starts, posting an 0-1 record and a 7.79 ERA in those games.

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Stephens, who was brought up to fill in for Finnegan in the rotation, made his Major League debut Saturday, allowing three runs over five innings, driving in a pair of runs and picking up his first big league win. Price said they were going to make this move regardless of his performance, but also said he anticipates Stephens will be back with the team soon.

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"You can always make this more than it is," Price said. "I mean it's a huge moment in your life, but if you make it too big of a moment, it's real easy to crash and burn in these situations. And he didn't, he held his own and I would anticipate that he's going to see some more opportunities in the second half if he continues to throw that way in Louisville."

Finnegan returned to the rotation on June 26, but exited his first start early after re-injuring his shoulder. He was placed on the 10-day DL on June 28.

• Starter Anthony DeSclafani is feeling good after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session on the side on Friday. DeSclafani has been on the DL all season while dealing with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected to return sometime in August.

In 20 starts in 2016, DeSclafani posted a 9-5 record with a 3.38 ERA. He is 18-18 in two seasons with the Reds.

Jeremy Vernon is is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.

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