Casali homers in first at-bat for Reds

June 3rd, 2018

SAN DIEGO -- Reds catcher Curt Casali didn't take long to even the ledger against the Padres in Saturday's 8-2 loss at Petco Park.

Casali, who was acquired from the Rays on Thursday, homered in his first at-bat for his new club in the second inning.

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Casali also walked and singled, finshing the night 2-for-3.

His role with the Reds will be as 's backup.