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Prospect Corcino optioned to clear space for Axelrod

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CINCINNATI -- Before Thursday's series finale, the Reds made the expected recall of pitcher Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville to start against the Cubs.

To make room on the roster, right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino was optioned to Louisville. Corcino, 24, made his Major League debut during Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Chicago. He worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts.

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Normally a starting pitcher and the Reds' No. 11 prospect, according to MLB.com, Corcino was called up Friday from Double-A Pensacola to add bullpen depth. In all likelihood, he will return to the Reds as a September callup once Louisville's season ends.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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