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Reds to put Billy Hamilton on DL with fractured left thumb

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Reds will place center fielder Billy Hamilton on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb, the team announced.

Hamilton’s injury happened while he attempted a bunt during Wednesday’s game against the Brewers. However, Cincinnati manager Bryan Price told Adam Baum of The Cincinnati Enquirer that the injury to the 26-year-old speedy outfielder is not a "necessarily a season-ending" and will be reevaulated after 10 days.

Hamilton has shined individually for the last-place Reds, who are 61-79. He leads the majors with 58 stolen bases and is in the top five in both triples (third with nine) and at-bats (fifth with 551). Last season, Hamilton posted career highs in average (.260), stolen bases (58) and walks (36).

Hamilton is expected to miss at least nine games, as Cincinnati will play the Mets in a four-game set from Thursday through Sunday in New York, then the Cardinals from Tuesday through next Thursday in St. Louis, and the first two games against the Pirates on Sept. 15 and 16 at home. This is the fifth time Hamilton will be on the DL in his career after being on it twice in both 2015 and 2016.