CINCINNATI -- Reds All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier was out of Wednesday's lineup vs. the Cubs. The only other time he did not start this season was when he missed an April 26 game at Atlanta with a tight left groin.
"Since then, we've run him pretty hard. We had the doubleheader, and it just seemed like it made sense for a day off," Reds manager Bryan Price said.
Ramon Santiago started for Frazier, who was 7-for-25 on the homestand entering the night.
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