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04/14/2006 4:58 PM ET
Reds promote outfielder Quinton McCracken
IF Andy Abad designated for assignment
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CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds today purchased the contract of OF Quinton McCracken and designated for assignment IF Andy Abad.

McCracken is expected to be in uniform number 30 for tonight's game in St. Louis.

McCracken, 35, on Valentine's Day was signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp. He began the minor league season at Class A Sarasota, where he went 8-for-16 (.500) with 3 runs scored and a triple.

In spring training for the Reds McCracken hit safely in 13 of his 17 appearances (16-45, .356, 4rbi). His complete bio is on the following pages of this release.

Abad, 33, this season made all 5 appearances for the Reds as a pinch hitter (0-3, 2bb). He was the only non-roster invitee to make the Opening Day roster. In spring training he hit .319 and led the club with 28 appearances.

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