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Casey has a strained calf

CINCINNATI -- The Reds put first baseman Sean Casey on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, giving one of the NL's top hitters more time to recover from a strained right calf.

The move was made after Casey, announced as an All-Star reserve, missed his sixth straight game Sunday, a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Cincinnati plans to call up catcher Corky Miller from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

Casey strained the calf while running out a single on June 27.
He was hitting .352, tied with Barry Bonds for the batting lead at
the time.

The Reds hoped he could get better without going on the disabled
list, but he wasn't making enough improvement to play.

"I'll probably go through the All-Star break and come back at
the end of that," Casey said. "Hopefully, I'll get able to take
that time and get ready to roll."

The Reds have a seven-game trip to St. Louis and Milwaukee
before the All-Star break, and manager Dave Miley didn't want to
play short-handed with Casey hurt.

"Quite honestly, he wasn't getting into position where he could do anything to help us," Miley said. "With the road trip coming
up, it'd be difficult to win with (only) four players on the
bench."