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Neftali Soto has gotten attention with his bat since Cincinnati selected him in the third round of the 2007 draft. The 24 year-old returned to AAA to start the season and he's hitting like he's ready for an MLB debut this year. Meanwhile AA outfielder Donald Lutz got the call after the Reds lost Chris Heisey from a pulled hamstring.

Louisville took a two-run lead in the first inning from a Neftali Soto home run and never looked back in a 6-2 home win over Lehigh Valley Monday. The Bats added on the next inning with a solo homer by Kristopher Negron. Soto struck again when he led off the third with a hit and later scored on a Felix Perez double. The Bats capped off their scoring in the seventh which included a double by... Recommended Stories

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