Hamilton on the DL
The Reds placed Josh Hamilton on the DL with a sprained right wrist. He's returning to Cincinnati to have an MRI. The cast was removed, and Dr. Tim Kremchek examined the wrist. The move to the DL is retroactive to Saturday.
Hamilton hurt the wrist swinging a bat in the on-deck circle.
"That's it," manager Pete Mackanin said, "no swinging the bat to warm up. It's too dangerous. Just go up there cold."
Catcher Chad Moeller took Hamilton's roster spot.
"It's better," Hamilton said. "But not where it needs to be."
Mackanin plans to use Norris Hopper more in Hamilton's absence.