Reds’ first-round pick promoted to Dayton

Jonathan India arrived at Fifth Third Field on Monday

The Cincinnati Reds promoted 2018 first-round pick Jonathan India from the Billings Mustangs to the Single-A Dayton Dragons on Monday.

India will become the 17th first-round pick to play for the Dragons. He was the fifth overall pick in the first round in June.

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After signing with the Reds in June, India started his season with the Greeneville Reds, a rookie-level team in the Appalachian League. He hit .261 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 14 games.

The Reds promoted India to Billings, Mont., last week. He went 2-for-8 in three games. He joins 2017 first-round pick, Hunter Greene, on the Dragons roster. In 17 minor-league games, India has played third base 12 times and shortstop five times.

The Dragons are 49-55. They’re 18-18 in the second half and in second place in the Midwest League Eastern Division. They trail Bowling Green by three games.


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