Jay Bruce back in Cincinnati; Juan Francisco called up

Two big roster moves that Reds fans have been waiting on took place tonight.

John Fay on Francisco:

They listed Francisco, 22, as an outfielder/infielder. My guess is you’ll see him in left field a bit and he’ll get those starts at third when Scott Rolen is rested.

It will be interesting to see what Francisco can do. He hit a combined .295/.329/.518 with 27 home runs and 93 RBI this year at Carolina and Louisville, including .359/.384/.598 in 92 at-bats after his promotion from Louisville. He’s not selective — 24 walks, 115 strikeouts.

We’re happy that Jay is back in the house with the big boys. We’re happy that he’s healthy. But we knew when we saw the Reds going up against Wandy Rodriguez tonight that he wouldn’t be playing. We just want him to add to his career tallies some more, that’s all. It’s been too long. Business is about to pick up we feel.