In a flurry of roster moves, including making room on the roster for newly acquired Jonathan Broxton, the Cincinnati Reds have designated Mike Costanzo for assignment, the team has announced.
Broxton added to roster, Redmond optioned, Mesoraco to 7-day concussion DL, Navarro promoted, Costanzo designated for assignment.— Reds (@Reds) August 1, 2012
The 28-year-old Costanzo made his MLB debut this year with the Reds and got a cup of coffee with the team before ultimately being designated for assignment. The 6-foot-3 first baseman sported a brutal .056/.095/.056 in 17 games with the Reds. Though it was an extremely small sample, Costanzo had just 1 hit (a single) in 21 plate appearances while striking out 10 times to just 1 walk.
In related moves, the Reds placed catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 7-day concussion disabled list and called up catcher Dioner Navarro to take his place on the roster until Mesoraco is ready to return to action.