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Potential solution at short heads to Reds DL

CINCINNATI — Rookie SS Zack Cozart had his left arm encased in a bulky brace, supported by a sling over his shoulder, as he walked through the Reds clubhouse on Sunday.

That's going to be his uniform for a while.

Cincinnati placed Cozart on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, one day after he sprained his left elbow while trying to make a tag at second base. Paul Janish, who opened the season at shortstop but struggled and was demoted on July 7, was called up from Triple-A Louisville.

Cozart's injury was another notable setback for the fourth-place Reds. He hit safely in his first seven games after his first promotion to the majors, a spark for a struggling offense. He could be out for more than two weeks.

"I don't really know too much," Cozart said. "I know I've got a lot of swelling and pain in there.

"It's very frustrating. I was just starting to get comfortable up here, get my routine down."

Cozart covered second base on Braves pitcher Derek Lowe's bunt to 1B Joey Votto, who tried to get the forceout on Nate McLouth. The throw was toward the sliding runner. Cozart reached for the ball and McLouth slid into the arm, bending the elbow backward.

"I just felt a little something pop," Cozart said. "I don't know what happened really. I've been in that situation a lot. I guess I just hit him perfect where it bent the elbow back."

Edgar Renteria had a stomach ailment but replaced Cozart and drove in three runs, leading a comeback from a 2-1 deficit. Renteria started Sunday.

Shortstop has been a big trouble spot. The Reds declined to pick up Orlando Cabrera's $4 million option after last season. Janish, the backup last season, became the starter this year but struggled at the plate.

Janish was batting .227 without a homer when he was sent to the minors to work on his swing. He batted .256 at Louisville, showing improvement lately.

"It's one of those situations where you've got to kind of take advantage of the circumstances, even though they're not ideal," Janish said. "I kind of had to swallow it and say some adjustments have to be made, for sure. The last week or 10 days I have felt better, and as consistent as I have in some time."

SANTANA UPBEAT: Mets LHP Johan Santana threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session and remained on target in his comeback from shoulder surgery. Barring a setback, he's expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment in the next few days.

"He's gotten himself to the point where if he recovers and he's feeling good, we can start getting him into games like we would in spring training," rehabilitation pitching coordinator Randy Niemann said. "Every time I see him on the mound, I see him pitching just a little bit better than the last time."

Santana had left shoulder surgery in September. There's no timetable for his return to the majors, but the two-time Cy Young Award winner hopes to pitch for the Mets this season.

D'BACKS: OF Wily Mo Pena, who was designated for assignment immediately after the All-Star break, was released.

mariners: Seattle was expected to finalize plans Sunday night to have Erik Bedard pitch next weekend against the Rays at Safeco Field. He has missed a month with a sprained knee,

PADRES: CF Cameron Maybin stole a base for the sixth straight game, a club record.

PHILLIES: RHP Roy Oswalt, on the 15-day disabled list since the end of June with a bulging disc in his lower back, was cleared to make his first minor-league rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

RED SOX: RF J.D. Drew is expected to go on the disabled list today with an impingement in his left shoulder.

TIGERS: RH reliever Chance Ruffin, the 48th overall selection in the 2010 draft, will be called up from Triple-A Toledo today. RHP Lester Oliveros will be sent down.

Potential solution at short heads to Reds DL 07/24/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:26pm]
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