The Reds today sent struggling starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to AAA Louisville.
The team made the announcement late Monday afternoon and also announced relief pitcher Jordan Smith will also be sent to the minor leagues.
The Reds called up utility player Todd Frazier, his first big league call-up, and pitcher Matt Maloney.
Volquez gave up six earned runs in a loss Sunday in Cleveland and continued his first inning woes. The Reds start a four game series Monday night in Philadelphia.
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