Today’s Reds transactions:

The Reds have traded to the San Francisco Giants OF Marlon Byrd in exchange for RHP Stephen Johnson.

Byrd will be replaced on tonight’s roster by OF Ryan LaMarre (#65), who has been recalled from Class AAA Louisville.

Johnson was selected by the Giants in the sixth round of the 2012 first-year player draft. In 44 relief appearances this season at Class AA Richmond he went 3-0, 3.41 (58ip, 45h, 29bb, 68k). He will be assigned to Class AA Pensacola.

In 91 games for Louisville, LaMarre hit .257 with 17 doubles, 1 triple, 8 HR, 18 RBI and 11 stolen bases. When he plays, he will become the eighth Reds player this season to make his Major League debut.

In 96 games for the Reds, Byrd hit .237 with 19 HR and 42 RBI. Last night vs the Royals, he pinch hit in the 1,500th appearance of his Major League career.



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