Reds put three players on injured list before start of series vs. Cardinals

Reds catcher Curt Casali plays against the Rockies on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

The Cincinnati Reds made a flurry of moves Thursday before the start of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. Here they are:

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1. The Reds placed catcher Curt Casali on the 10-day injured list with a right-knee sprain.

2. They placed catcher Kyle Farmer on the seven-day concussion list.

3. They placed reliever David Hernandez on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder fatigue. Hernandez has a 6.92 ERA in 43 appearances. He has an 18.00 ERA in his last 10 appearances.

4. They recalled infielder/outfielder Josh VanMeter from Triple-A Louisville.

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5. They signed catcher Ryan Lavarnway, who was hitting .213 in Triple-A in the New York Yankees organization, to a one-year contract through the 2019 season.

6. They designated pitcher Jesus Reyes for assignment.

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