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Reds Call Up Top Prospect Elly De La Cruz, Put Nick Senzel on IL

Elly De La Cruz, recently ranked as the No. 1 prospect by ESPN, has been called up by the Cincinnati Reds and will play third base and bat cleanup in his MLB debut, it was announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5 De La Cruz, who primarily plays shortstop, was promoted from Triple-A Louisville and will join the Reds on Tuesday for the team’s series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He takes the roster spot of third baseman Nick Senzel, who was placed on the injured list with a right knee injury.

De La Cruz, with a tantalizing power-speed combination, was named baseball’s top prospect by ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel in his updated rankings last month.

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