The Reds will be playing out the string without a couple of regulars.
Left-hander Eric Milton will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to clean out his left elbow. He'll finish the season at 8-8 with a 5.19 ERA in 26 starts.
Outfielder Ryan Freel will miss the remainder of the season with a hairline fracture of his left thumb. Freel suffered the injury Tuesday in Houston while diving for Luke Scott’s triple in the first inning.
Freel hit .271 with 30 doubles and tied a career-high with 37 stolen bases to go along with several highlight-reel worthy defensive plays.
Nice year for Freelie.