CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent right-hander Trevor Bauer back to the minors, a day after the rookie had the worst of his four starts in the majors.
The 21-year-old pitcher lasted only three innings in a 4-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. He walked five, threw two wild pitches and had an errant pickoff throw.
Bauer was 1-2 in four starts with a 6.06 ERA. He was the first of the 2011 amateur draft picks to reach the majors. He was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
The Diamondbacks called up right-hander Jonathan Albaladejo from Reno. Albaladejo was 3-1 with a 3.34 ERA and 17 saves. He appeared in two games for the Diamondbacks earlier in the season.
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