CINCINNATI -- In need of bullpen help after their relievers pitched eight innings in Thursday's loss to the Phillies, the Reds recalled lefty Wandy Peralta and right-hander Keury Mella from Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
To make room on the roster, reliever Austin Brice was optioned to Louisville. Lefty reliever Kyle Crockett was designated for assignment.
Peralta posted a 6.14 ERA in 37 appearances for the Reds this season before he was optioned to Louisville on June 21. Mella, a starter, was a September callup last season, and he made two relief appearances in 2017. The organization's No. 12 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, he was 9-4 with a 3.09 ERA in 19 starts for Louisville and Double-A Pensacola this season.