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Reds recall Peralta, Mella to boost bullpen

Brice optioned to Triple-A; Crockett designated for assignment
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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.

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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.

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Video: STL@CIN: Mella collects his first career strikeout

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.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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