Freel placed on DL; Patterson recalled
Freel strained his right hamstring in Tuesday night's game in Philadelphia and returned to Cincinnati for evaluation.
Patterson started the season with the Reds and batted .200 in 45 games -- with a .240 on-base percentage as a leadoff hitter -- before he was optioned to Louisville last week.
The Reds also sent outfielder Drew Anderson outright to Louisville.
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