Update: The Reds have placed Rich Aurilia on the 15-day DL with a strained right groin.
Infielder Ray Olmedo will replace Aurilia on the roster. In 17 games for Louisville, Olmedo hit .339 with eight runs scored. Olmedo’s expected to arrive here in Denver in time for tonight’s game.
Rich has been a big part of this team’s early-season success, hitting .295 with five homers and 13 RBIs. He’s also hit in 11 straight starts.
Rich has combined with Scott Hatteberg for a nice platoon at first base, and he’s done well everywhere else he’s played. We wish him a speedy recovery.