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August 17, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have placed first baseman Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a right lower leg injury. The All-Star was hit by a pitch from Ryan Madson in Washington on Aug. 4. In Cincinnati’s 10 games since then, he missed four starts and two full games. Outfielder Aristides Aquino was recalled from Double-A Pensacola to fill Votto’s roster spot, making his major league debut.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are turning to right-hander Casey Kelly to start at Cincinnati after placing standout rookie Dereck Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Kelly is the son of Reds bench coach Pat Kelly. Rodriguez, the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan (ee-VAHN’) Rodriguez is 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 14 outings this season. The Giants have gone 9-3 in his starts. He was injured during the scrum between the Giants and Dodgers on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox say they have signed a letter of intent to build a new ballpark in Worcester (WUS’-tur), Massachusetts. The Triple-A affiliate of the of the Boston Red Sox made the announcement today, signaling an end to its effort to find a new stadium during the past three years. The team is leaving its aging park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, for a city 40 miles northwest.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent Dez Bryant has concluded his visit with the Browns without agreeing to a contract, but “conversations continue.” The former star receiver for the Cowboys and his agent met with Cleveland officials over two days. Bryant was cut by Dallas in April.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. says his return to his championship-winning race team is dependent on sponsorship. He says he hopes to have a better idea on what his future holds in the next few weeks. Truex is locked in a fierce battle with former NASCAR champions Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in his push to defend last year’s Cup Series title. His Furniture Row Racing team is in the mix even though the future of the No. 78 team is in flux.

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