CINCINNATI (AP) _ The Cincinnati Reds on Friday traded right-handed starter Rob Bell to the Texas Rangers for two prospects, outfielder Ruben Mateo and infielder Edwin Encarnacion.

Bell was 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA in nine starts. The 24-year-old pitcher was 2-2 with a 3.33 ERA in four starts and one relief appearance for the Reds' Triple-A Louisville affiliate.

The Reds plan to assign Mateo, 23, to Louisville. With Texas this season, Mateo hit .248 with one home run and 13 runs batted in during 40 games. He also batted .216 with a homer and eight RBI for Triple-A Oklahoma.

Last season with Texas, Mateo batted .291 with seven homers and 19 RBI in 52 games.

Encarnacion, 18, was chosen by Texas in the ninth round of the June 2000 first-year player draft. He batted .311 with 36 RBI last season in 51 games in the Gulf Coast League. With Single-A Savannah this year, Encarnacion hit .306 with four homers and 25 RBI in 45 games. The Reds plan to assign him to Single-A Dayton.