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Schebler's return gives Reds a power bat

With outfielder activated from DL, lefty Reed optioned to Louisville
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The Reds regained a power bat on Friday, when they activated outfielder Scott Schebler from the 10-day disabled list. To make room on the roster, they optioned left-hander Cody Reed to Triple-A Louisville.

Schebler was called on to pinch-hit for reliever Dylan Floro in the top of the seventh in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Cardinals on Friday night. But before he could see a pitch, he was lifted for Devin Mesoraco after the Cardinals pulled starter Michael Wacha in favor of lefty Tyler Lyons.

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The Reds regained a power bat on Friday, when they activated outfielder Scott Schebler from the 10-day disabled list. To make room on the roster, they optioned left-hander Cody Reed to Triple-A Louisville.

Schebler was called on to pinch-hit for reliever Dylan Floro in the top of the seventh in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Cardinals on Friday night. But before he could see a pitch, he was lifted for Devin Mesoraco after the Cardinals pulled starter Michael Wacha in favor of lefty Tyler Lyons.

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Schebler had been out with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right elbow since he was hit by a pitch on April 1. He was hitting .333 with a home run in 12 at-bats prior to the injury.

Reed appeared in four games and recorded a 5.40 ERA, allowing five runs (three earned) in five innings of work.

The Reds could also be returning Eugenio Suarez to the fold. Suarez is on the road with the team and was seen doing some light throwing and fielding activities.

Injury updates

• Reliever David Hernandez (right shoulder inflammation) was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment tonight at Louisville.

• Reliever Kevin Shackelford (right forearm strain) is three appearances into a rehab assignment at Pensacola. On Thursday, he pitched 1 2/3 innings, gave up a run, walked two and struck out a batter on 31 pitches.

Jaylon Thompson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Atlanta.

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