CINCINNATI -- Reds reliever Bill Bray joined Triple-A Louisville for a rehabilitation assignment on Friday. On Tuesday, Bray was placed on the 15-day disabled list -- retroactive to April 19 -- because of a strained left groin.
Louisville is playing at Norfolk this weekend and Bray is expected to see some action. By rule, the left-hander can rehab for up to 20 days. It was not known how long he'd be pitching in the Minors.
"He missed so much spring training and still wasn't [right]," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We gave him a few days off to let that thing get 100 percent. We're trying to get him some work with the rehab assignment."
Injured early in camp, Bray was limited to 3 2/3 innings over four games. In five regular season games, totaling 2 2/3 innings, he had a 13.50 ERA with five hits, three walks, three strikeouts and two home runs.