CINCINNATI – Right-hander John Meloan was designated for assignment to make room for Daniel McCutchen on the 40-man roster. Meloan was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay’s organization on Aug. 12 and sent to Triple-A Indianapolis. Meloan is 0-0 with a 4.57 ERA in 41 games this season.
• Jeff Karstens (lower back) tossed two hitless innings last night in his first rehab outing with Indianapolis. He struck out three of the eight batters he faced.