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After long day, Corcino ready for fresh start

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CINCINNATI -- Daniel Corcino made up for lost time Saturday … or, more accurately, lost sleep.

The Reds' newly promoted right-handed reliever was prepared to pitch on zero hours of sleep Friday while warming up in the bullpen during the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Braves. He had been told of his callup from Double-A Pensacola following Thursday night's game at Jacksonville. The team flight landed in Pensacola at 4 a.m. ET. Corcino was back at the airport at 9 a.m. to catch a plane to Cincinnati.

"Yesterday was a long day," Corcino said. "After the game last night, I went out to dinner, went to my hotel room and slept until [noon] today."

Friday was a long but exciting day for the Dominican rookie, who turns 24 on Tuesday. His success at Pensacola (10-11, 4.13 ERA, 113 strikeouts in 143 2/3 innings) came after having struggled at Triple-A Louisville in 2013 (7-14, 5.86 ERA).

Corcino, ranked by MLB.com as the Reds' No. 11 prospect, said the first item on his 2014 agenda was "forgetting about last year."

"I never got disappointed," Corcino said. "I saw [Reds special assistant to the general manager] Mario Soto about a month ago. He told me, 'Keep going. You'll be there. You're doing a good job. They see that.'"

Corcino has been a full-time starter since 2010, but he will pitch in a relief role for Cincinnati. He said he has previous experience as a reliever during winter ball.

Andy Call is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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