BALTIMORE -- To clear roster space Sunday for the activation of starting pitcher Homer Bailey from the disabled list, the Reds optioned reliever Carlos Fisher to Triple-A Louisville.
Fisher is 0-3 with a 3.71 ERA in 10 games over two stints with Cincinnati. Although he had a 5.11 ERA in seven games during the second callup, that included a 95-pitch outing during the epic 19-inning game at Philadelphia on May 25. In one other game at Los Angeles, he gave up three runs over two-thirds of an inning to spike his ERA.
"Fish did a good job," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "That's the best he's pitched this year. Other than the one game, he pitched great. He saved our bullpen in the extra-inning game, big time. Sometimes, it's a matter of numbers."