The Cincinnati Reds have released infielder Josh Satin. He had spent the entire season with the Louisville Bats. He had gotten out to a solid start in April, but an injury led to him missing time, playing in just 11 games. He only played in six games in May after suffering a concussion and missing time as a result. When he returned in June he picked up offensively, playing 28 games he hit .320/.400/.460 with 12 walks and 19 strikeouts.
For as good as June was, July and August were just as bad. In 25 games he hit just .177/.309/.228 for the Bats with two extra-base hits. He continued to show a solid approach, walking 14 times with 16 strikeouts, but his power all but disappeared and he couldn’t do much to find singles either.
Layne Somsen is taking the roster spot vacated in Louisville by the release of Satin. The right handed only made four appearances with Louisville, all in June where he posted a 1.46 ERA in 12.1 innings with six walks and 11 strikeouts. He went on the disabled list after taking a comebacker to the foot and breaking a toe. Somsen spent nearly seven weeks on the disabled list with the injury. He had three starts for the Bats in four appearances, but with their rotation as it stands today, he is likely to join the Louisville bullpen.