05/01/12 6:27 PM ET
Cairo to go on Minor League rehab assignment
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
Bruce enjoying hot streak, seeks consistency
CINCINNATI -- Since Jay Bruce was named National League Player of the Week while the Reds were off on Monday, the right fielder was a media focus on Tuesday. Several reporters flocked around Bruce's locker before batting practice.Bruce, who batted .476 with four home runs and 10 RBIs last week, earned Player of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career. Eric Davis holds the club record as a five-time honoree. "It's obviously great," Bruce said. "I'd like to extend this week as long as I can and continue to play well and just be consistent, really." Bruce, who entered Tuesday with home runs in a career-best four straight games, was one away from the team record of five held by Adam Dunn, Ted Kluszewski, Johnny Bench and Ken Griffey Jr. During past hot streaks -- including a torrid month of May in 2011, when he was Player of the Month with 12 homers and 33 RBIs -- Bruce was prone to equally profound slumps. "Player of the Week isn't the problem. It's the other weeks where I kind of stink for a little bit," Bruce said. "I'm trying to make the most of this and minimize the downs and try to win games."
Janish fractures wrist on hit by pitch
CINCINNATI -- Shortstop Paul Janish, who spent most of the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Reds, suffered a fractured left wrist with Triple-A Louisville. Janish was hit by a pitch as the Bats played at Norfolk on Saturday and was placed on the disabled list."He was playing well, too," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "I heard he was one of the few guys playing well down there, so far." In 23 games, Janish was batting .315 with two home runs, four RBIs and a .390 on-base percentage. In other injury news out of Louisville, catcher Dioner Navarro was placed on the DL because of kidney stones.
Tuesday marked the first of five Kid Glove game nights held by the Reds. Now in its 64th season, the Reds' Kid Glove games have raised more than $300,000 to buy baseball and softball equipment for more than 40,000 kids in Greater Cincinnati.