• When the Reds had a save situation in the 10th inning of Thursday's 5-3 win over the Marlins, Jonathan Broxton was not available to pitch. Instead, J.J. Hoover entered and notched the save. Baker revealed Friday that Broxton had a knot in his side behind the shoulder. It was not considered serious, and Broxton was expected to be available Friday.
"We didn't want to take a chance," Baker said. "It's just too early to be a hero right now, especially when you have a fresh arm. If it was September or down the stretch, we probably would have pitched him."
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