- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2011

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds placed utility player Juan Francisco on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained left calf.

Francisco hurt the calf while completing a swing during a game on Saturday night. He’s batting .211 in nine games.

The Reds selected the contract of outfielder Jeremy Hermida from Triple-A Louisville to take his spot. He signed a minor league deal with the Reds in January.

Hermida was with Florida from 2005-09. He played in 52 games last season for Boston, batting .203 with five homers and 27 RBIs before getting designated for assignment. He went to Oakland and batted .250 in 21 games with a homer and five RBIs.

The Reds also moved right-hander Jared Burton from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. He has an inflamed pitching shoulder.

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