Reds put Freel on DL, call up Wise
HOUSTON -- Reds outfielder Ryan Freel was released from the hospital Tuesday and placed on the 15-day disabled list a day after he was hurt in a frightening outfield collision.
Freel suffered contusions to his head and neck when he ran into right fielder Norris Hopper in the third inning of Monday's 4-0 win over Pittsburgh. Freel lay motionless for several minutes before he was taken off the field on a stretcher.
The 31-year-old Freel was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, where tests on his neck and head came back normal. He was released from the hospital Tuesday.
Freel will see head and spine specialist Dr. John Brannan on Wednesday.
Cincinnati called up Dewayne Wise from Triple-A Louisville. The 29-year-old Wise was hitting .256 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs in 44 games for the Bats this season.
Also Tuesday, outfielder Josh Hamilton joined Louisville to get playing time while he finishes his stint on the 15-day disabled list. Hamilton is recovering from an inflamed digestive tract. He's eligible to be reinstated on Sunday.
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