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Reds' Moustakas becomes 14th Cincy player on injured list

Cincinnati Reds' Mike Moustakas reacts as he is hit by a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds placed infielder Mike Moustakas on the injured list Monday without designation, the latest Cincinnati player apparently sidelined by COVID-19 issues on the last-place club.

Moustakas became the 14th player on the Reds’ injured list. First baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Jonathan India are also out for COVID-19-related reasons. Outfielder Tyler Naquin returned from the COVID-19 IL on Saturday.

Cincinnati opened a series against NL Central-leading Milwaukee on Monday with a major league-worst record of 5-23.

Outfielder Ronnie Dawson was selected from Triple-A Louisville to replace Moustakas on the roster.

Moustakas already missed time this season with a sore right biceps. Since returning, he had hit safely in seven of 10 appearances, including four multi-hit games. The 33-year-old is hitting .238 with a homer and six RBIs in 19 games, with appearances at third base, first base and designated hitter.