CINCINNATI, April 11 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Reds, who already are without star center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., placed catcher Kelly Stinnett on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a sore right elbow.
The move is retroactive to Saturday.
Stinnett had surgery Sept.7 to remove bone chips and
repair a compressed ulnar nerve in his right elbow. He played only one game this season and went 0-for-4 in Last Friday's 8-7 loss to the Montreal Expos.
The 32-year-old Stinnett batted .257 with nine home runs and 25 RBI with Cincinnati last season before being placed on the 60-day disabled list on Sept. 4.
To take Stinnett's place on the roster, the Reds recalled catcher Corky Miller from Class AAA Louisville of the International League.
Cincinnati will be without Griffey for three to six weeks. He partially tore the patella tendon and partially dislocated his right kneecap during a rundown in Sunday's 6-4, 10-inning win over Montreal.
Dr,Timothy Kremcheck, the team physician, said Griffey's injury is improving and he will not undergo surgery that probably would have cost him the season.