Astin said his parents and sister watched his debut from the stands.
“I think they were able to enjoy it and just live in the moment,” Astin said. “I was out there for two batters. It was good to get in there and get out and get it over with.”
Waiver claim: The Reds claimed Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel off waivers and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville. Goeddel, 24, hit .192 in 92 games with Philadelphia last season.
“We knew he was a multi-positional guy,” Price said. “We saw him more in left field than any place if I remember correctly. He’s an athletic kid who did everything very well. He ran well and defended in several different positions, but when we played them, he was nver playing regularly.”
Mesoraco update: Catcher Devin Mesoraco will begin a rehab assignment with Pensacola on Thursday. He's scheduled to catch six innings.
“We have a loose schedule that will end up going day to day based on how he responds to it,” Price said. “We’ll get him to where he’s catching back-to-back nine-inning games before we activate him.”
DeSclafani update: The Reds transferred starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list. He's eligible to return June 1.
Thursday's game: Rookie Davis will make his big-league debut at 12:35 p.m. Thursday in the series finale against the Phillies. Clay Buccholz will start for Philadelphia.
The Reds then go on the road for three games against the St. Louis Cardinals and three against the Pittsburgh Pirates.