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Anthony DeSclafani | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) felt discomfort in his side during Friday's rehab start for Low-A Dayton.
He reported feeling a "sensation" in his injured oblique after throwing 77 pitches over five innings. "We’re really doing everything we can to avoid a setback," said manager Bryan Price. "He was good until the last inning or so, and then it was an issue." DeSclafani was expected to join the Reds for his next start but that seems unlikely now. Apr 30 - 6:24 PM

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Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) struck out five while allowing three runs over four innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Pensacola on Saturday.

DeSclafani gave up a couple homers in the outing, but the five punchouts and one walk is nice to see. Ultimately, the important thing is that he's healthy, and it appears the oblique issue is behind him. "The biggest thing for me is just health and, you know, how I’m feeling from inning to inning," DeSclafani said. "You worry if it’s going to get tight in between innings, but everything felt great so I was really happy with that." The right-hander is expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Reds' rotation.
Apr 24 - 9:02 AM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) reported feeling good after throwing 40 pitches in a live batting practice session on Monday.

The next step will be a minor league rehab assignment. He'll likely make two starts in the minors before being activated, so he's on track for a return in early May. Tim Melville really struggled in his most recent start, so Dan Straily will fill in until DeSclafani is ready.
Apr 18 - 4:27 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

It's his second bullpen session of the week. After that, DeSclafani will advance to throwing a live batting practice on Monday. Then the next step would be a minor league rehab assignment. Rookie Tim Melville has taken his place in the starting rotation.
Apr 14 - 8:42 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) will not make his season debut on Sunday versus the Pirates as previously hoped.

The Reds are saying that DeSclafani didn't have a setback but just isn't feeling 100 percent yet. The club has not yet named a replacement, nor have they said when DeSclafani might be ready to make a start for the big club.
Apr 8 - 4:08 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) pitched a simulated game on Wednesday.

DeSclafani said he felt "great" after the workout. The 25-year-old right-hander is rehabbing from an oblique strain suffered near the end of spring training. As things stand right now, he is the likely starter for Sunday's tilt with the Pirates.
Apr 6 - 4:30 PM

Reds placed RHP Anthony DeSclafani on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a strained oblique.

DeSclafani suffered the injury a couple weeks ago, but he's feeling better and could be ready to pitch on Sunday. The Reds have yet to reveal who will fill his rotation spot in the meantime.
Apr 3 - 1:54 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that he has no reason to doubt Anthony DeSclafani's (oblique) availability for April 10.

DeSclafani has been nursing a minor oblique injury, but he's made steady progress and is expected to make a start in the first week of the season. Tim Melville is likely to get one start while DeSclafani is out.
Apr 3 - 10:09 AM

Anthony DeSclafani is dealing with an oblique strain.

DeSclafani was previously expected to pitch Opening Day, but now Raisel Iglesias will get the assignment. The hope is that DeSclafani will be able to pitch the sixth game of the regular season (April 10 against the Pirates), but that's no sure thing. Oblique injuries can be very tricky.
Mar 28 - 5:38 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was rocked for eight runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Thursday.

Ouch. It wasn’t all bad, as DeSclafani struck out six batters and walked none, but it’s hard to overlook four home runs. The 25-year-old now owns an ugly 8.38 ERA through five starts this spring, though he has managed an impressive 20/3 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings. He’s expected to start Opening Day for the Reds and the high spring ERA might make him a better value in fantasy drafts.
Mar 24 - 6:43 PM

Anthony DeSclafani surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Brewers on Friday.

It wasn’t the smoothest outing, as DeSclafani allowed six hits (including a home run to Chris Carter) and one walk, but he managed seven strikeouts along the way. Raisel Iglesias is getting most of the attention in the Reds’ rotation among fantasy owners — and rightfully so — but DeSclafani is capable of being useful in most formats. He’s expected to start Opening Day against the Phillies on April 4.
Mar 18 - 7:21 PM

Anthony DeSclafani began his spring with two perfect innings Thursday against the Indians.

DeSclafani struck out one and induced three groundouts. The 25-year-old's rookie campaign didn’t jump off the page last year, as he posted a 4.05 ERA over 31 starts, but he made some encouraging changes with his pitch mix during the second half while getting more whiffs and showing better control. The Reds are in line for a rough year, but there’s some nice breakout potential here.
Mar 3 - 6:25 PM

Anthony DeSclafani is expected to start on Opening Day for the Reds.

Raisel Iglesias isn't going to be ready in time for Opening Day, making DeSclafani the only other logical candidate for the honor. He's also scheduled to make his spring debut on March 3, which lines him up perfectly to start the regular season opener.
Feb 27 - 10:29 AM

Anthony DeSclafani gave up five runs over five-plus innings in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

The Cubs scored in the final four innings in which DeSclafani appeared. He allowed a leadoff home run to Starlin Castro to begin the sixth and issued a walk before exiting. Overall, he gave up eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight. DeSclafani heads into the off-season with a 4.05 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 151/55 K/BB ratio over 184 2/3 innings. He finished with a few subpar outings but he could provide some late-round value in deeper drafts next season.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was knocked around for seven runs (six earned) over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Mets.

The final run scored after he was pulled from the game. DeSclafani gave up allowed nine hits, including the first of two three-run homers from Lucas Duda. The rookie right-hander has allowed 12 runs (10 earned) over 10 2/3 innings over his last two starts, increasing his ERA from 3.67 to 3.91 on the year. He'll attempt to bounce back in his final start of the season next week against the Cubs.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6Drew Hayes
7J.C. Ramirez
8Layne Somsen