– From staff and news services

Former Deering High pitcher Ryan Reid has been called up to the majors for the first time by the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a report Sunday night by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Reid, a 28-year-old right-hander, has been dominant this season for Triple-A Indianapolis, posting a 6-1 record with one save and a 0.52 ERA in 342/3 innings, all in relief. He has struck out 31 and walked nine while allowing just 20 hits and two earned runs.

Reid signed with the Pirates during the offseason as a minor-league free agent after seven seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He was one of the Pirates’ last cuts this spring, when he allowed only one run in eight innings.

NATIONALS: Bryce Harper hopes to begin running and hitting next week and come off the disabled list the first day he is eligible.

But Harper acknowledged that his injured left knee had not improved yet.

Harper was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, retroactive to May 27, because of bursitis in his left knee.

Harper said, “I feel all right,” before adding: “It’s still swollen and crappy. I’m just trying to get treatment and see if the swelling will go down.”

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said Saturday the team would not have placed Harper on the disabled list if the outfielder was close to being ready to play.

Outfielder Jayson Werth could come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He has been out with a right hamstring injury since May 3.

RAYS: Left-hander Matt Moore, who is tied for the American League lead in wins, will make his next start Tuesday against Detroit.

Moore (8-0) started Friday night against Cleveland but didn’t return after pitching the first inning because of the game’s third rain delay, which lasted 2 hours and 39 minutes.

ROCKIES: Colorado placed closer Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right groin.

To fill his spot in the bullpen, the team called up righty Manny Corpas from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Corpas was 2-3 with a 5.19 ERA with the Sky Sox.

Corpas was a key member of the Rockies’ bullpen when the team went to the World Series in 2007. He pitched for Colorado for five seasons before undergoing Tommy John surgery Sept. 8, 2010, which kept him out in 2011. He appeared in 48 games with the Chicago Cubs last season.

RANGERS: Third baseman Adrian Beltre missed Sunday’s game against Kansas City because of a mild left hamstring strain.

Beltre had an MRI that revealed the strain after Saturday’s game against the Royals. Manager Ron Washington said Beltre could be back in the lineup against Boston on Tuesday night.