Reds' Bray placed on disabled list

The Sports Xchange
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RHP J.J. Hoover was recalled when LHP Bill Bray was placed on the 15-day disabled
list Tuesday, retroactive to April 19, after tweaking the groin injury that set him back
in spring training. Bray aggravated the injury in his last appearance, on April 18 in St.
Louis. Bray had allowed five hits, including two home runs, and four runs with three walks
and three strikeouts in 2.2 innings over five appearances.

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