04/12/2013 6:27 PM ET
Frazier, Hanigan rest for series opener vs. Pirates
By George Von Benko / Special to MLB.com
PITTSBURGH -- Third baseman Todd Frazier and catcher Ryan Hanigan were given the night off as the Reds opened a three-game series against the Pirates Friday. Jack Hannahan got the start at third base and Devin Mesoraco behind the plate.
"Frazier is OK," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "I just wanted to give him another night off, because we are going into a stretch of 20 straight games, and we will be facing some lefties, and I want to use him then, so I wanted to give another day.
"Hanigan was going to get another day as well. Mesoraco gets another game. Plus, Mesoraco's family is here, Chris Heisey's family is here, and they get to play in front of their families."
Righty Ondrusek joins Reds to replace injured Marshall
PITTSBURGH -- Lefty Sean Marshall landed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder issues Wednesday. The former Cub pitched just one game before being shelved, working a scoreless inning in Sunday's win over Washington.
An MRI exam revealed no structural damage for Marshall, but afterward, manager Dusty Baker was quoted as saying: "He's not right."
Right-hander Logan Ondrusek was recalled from Double-A Pensacola of the Southern League to replace Marshall. Ondrusek, who worked 2 1/3 scoreless innings in three outings with the Blue Wahoos, pitched an inning Wednesday and gave up a two-run homer to Matt Carpenter.
"It's good to be back," Ondrusek said. "I had a little bit of time down at Double-A, and unfortunately Marshall got hurt, which you never want to see, but it's good to be back up here and try and help the team out.
The 6-foot-8 Ondrusek spent most of the past three seasons in Cincinnati's bullpen logging 174 2/3 innings with a 3.45 ERA.
"I was throwing pretty well," Ondrusek stated. "My last two outings of the spring I was starting to get back on track, and I went down there and threw a couple of bullpens and threw in a game three times, and everything seemed to line itself back up."
• In Monday's 13-4 win at St. Louis, the Reds became only the fifth team in Major League history to score at least nine runs in the ninth inning of a game that was tied entering that frame. They joined the 2002 Mets at Atlanta, 2001 Tigers at Texas, 1950 Braves at Philadelphia and 1939 Indians at Philadelphia.
• Mike Leake's 46 career hits are the most by a Major League pitcher over the last four seasons.
George Von Benko is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.