To make room for Billy Hamilton on the Reds 40-man roster, RHP Pedro Villarreal was designated for assignment, cleared waivers and outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.

Hamilton takes over the uniform number six, last worn by Drew Stubbs.

  • The first Reds player to wear “6” was National Baseball Hall of Famer Chick Hafey.
  • Two players named Dixie Howell both donned the number six for the Reds.  Both Dixie Howells played on the same Reds team in 1949 (one wore 6, the other 39).
  • Hal King, whose dramatic home run against the Dodgers in 1973 turned the Reds season around, wore “6.”

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