* The Cincinnati Reds acquired minor league catcher Curt Casali from the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday and optioned Tony Cruz to Triple-A Louisville. Casali, 29, was hitting .274 with four home runs and 20 RBI for Triple-A Durham. He’s played 161 games in the majors – hitting .199 with 19 home runs and 44 RBI.
* The Reds will begin a weekend series Tonight at the San Diego Padres. Cincinnati is coming off a win versus the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday (7-4). During this road trip, the Reds are have a 2-4 record, winning 1 out of 3 at Colorado and Arizona. Overall the Reds are 20-37 and last in the NL Central. San Diego is 25-33 overall and last in the NL West. Game time tonight is set for 10:10 PM, Saturday 8:40 PM and Sunday at 6:10 PM. All games available on WKYH 99.3 FM and AM 600 in Paintsville.