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Frazier went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Giants.
Hanigan (ankle) went 2-for-2 with one run scored, one double and one walk Monday against the Giants.
Arroyo earned a victory in Monday's rain-shortened game against the Giants as he pitched six innings and allowed one run, two hits and one walk to go along with three strikeouts.
Phillips admitted Monday that he was "really hurting" in June, but said he's "getting closer to 100 percent," the Cincinnati Enquirer
Mesoraco has started the last five games behind the plate, but fellow catcher Ryan Hanigan might be able to return as early as Monday, the Reds' official site
Hanigan (ankle) might be able to return to action Monday, the Reds' official site
reports. "He had a little hop in his step yesterday," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "Before, he had a little hitch in his step. It looks like he is walking normal. It doesn't mean he's 100 percent. We've just got to make it through the break. I've just got to watch him. There's a difference between being hurt and being injured."
Since returning from the DL in May, Parra has a 3.00 ERA over 12 innings, the Reds' official site
Johnny Cueto's rehab from his latest lat injury will be taken slowly, suggesting that Cingrani could remain in the rotation for a solid 5-to-6-week chunk, the Cincinnati Enquirer
Cueto (lat) probably will be out at least five weeks, as the Reds intend to take his rehab process slowly, the Cincinnati Enquirer
reports. "He had a diagnostic ultrasound to determine what went wrong," trainer Paul Lessard said. "It's almost to the identical spot. Basically, it's where the scar tissue that had built up from the muscle building. It's within the belly of the muscle. It's a small tear. Picked that scab basically. We'll probably go a little slower this time. It's probably going to be an issue the rest of the season. We'll have to take some more time now. We'll do scans to see it's healing before we start a throwing program."
Hoover got the win Saturday night in extra innings, his first win in six decisions. He retired two batters while allowing a hit and a walk.
Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning Saturday night against the Rangers to put the Reds ahead for good. It came after he failed to put a bunt down on the first pitch of the at-bat, the Cincinnati Enquirer
reports. "Thank gosh, I'm a horrible bunter," Mesoraco said. "It was up in the zone. I assume that they expected me to bunt again. It was pretty much right down the middle belt-high. It stayed up in the zone."