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Anthony DeSclafani | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Reds and RHP Anthony DeSclafani avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $860,000 contract.
Robert Murray of FanRag Sports says DeSclafani can earn $75,000 more if he makes the All-Star team. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time after missing all of this past season with a partially torn right ulnar collateral ligament. Jan 12 - 12:56 PM

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Anthony DeSclafini says he's having a normal offseason after completing his rehab from a sprained UCL.

DeSclafini threw a 90-pitch outing in an instructional league game in October before shutting it down for the winter. "I was able to throw all of my pitches with no worries or issues. I thought I ended on a pretty good note," he told's Mark Sheldon. If he shows he's healthy next spring, DeSclafini would be a mixed-league sleeper.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Reds activated RHP Anthony DeSclafani and LHP Brandon Finnegan from the 60-day disabled list.

They're now back on the 40-man roster. DeSclafani missed all of this past season with a partially torn right ulnar collateral ligament and remains a big health question mark going forward. Finnegan had surgery on his right (non-throwing) shoulder in July but should be ready for spring training.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) has resumed a throwing program.

DeSclafani got a second opinion recently on his sore right elbow and it confirmed that he was dealing with tendinitis, not anything structural. Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer says a return this year is "iffy."
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 04:59:00 PM

An MRI on Anthony DeSclafani's right elbow revealed tendinitis.

He had to leave his last rehab outing with discomfort in his pitching arm. It could have been worse, certainly, but DeSclafani couldn't really afford a setback of any nature at this point in the season. He's not a great bet to throw any pitches in the majors this season.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani's (elbow/forearm) setback is not considered serious.

DeSclafani was pulled from a rehab game Thursday with right forearm discomfort, but it doesn't sound at this point like it will keep him out long. Still, given that he's been out all season with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, a setback with his forearm, however small, is discouraging news. Fantasy owners will be wise not to count on anything from DeSclafani this season.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 12:41:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) left Thursday's rehab outing for Low-A Dayton with right forearm discomfort.

The right-hander had a disastrous outing, allowing eight hits (including three homers) and eight runs in just 1/3 of an inning before getting the hook. Obviously this is going to push back his return date. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the bigs since he was diagnosed with a sprained UCL in spring training. He's not a lock to return this year.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 09:42:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Reds on Sunday.

He's slated to go three innings in what will be his first game action of the season. DeSclafani will surely need his full 30-day rehab allotment, but if all goes well, that could put him in line to rejoin the Reds' rotation by late August. The righty is trying to pitch through a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 05:26:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) will throw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday at the Reds' spring training complex in Arizona.

If all goes well, DeSclafani will throw two innings in a rookie ball game on Sunday. The hope is that he'll progress to joining one of the Reds' full-season affiliates for a rehab assignment after that. The right-hander has been out all year with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, but he still has a chance to return down the stretch.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 11:56:00 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Thursday that Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) is "behind" and unlikely to return until August.

DeSclafani was cleared to resume a throwing program a few weeks ago but it sounds like things haven't gone as smoothly as hoped. "Disco is behind," Price said. "He initiated another throwing program that will take him close to the time that Homer (Bailey) and (Brandon) Finnegan might be ready, that last week or week and a half of June, he may be approaching his mound time. That's like bullpens and then games. I wouldn't anticipate him until probably around August (in Cincinnati). That would be realistic." While we can't rule out DeSclafani making an impact in fantasy leagues this season, the odds aren't looking great. He had already seemed like a pretty poor bet as he tried to pitch through a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) has been cleared to resume a throwing program.

The exact steps of the throwing program haven't been ironed out yet, but the latest scans on DeSclafani's pitching elbow showed significant improvement. The right-hander has been shut down for over two months with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He seems unlikely to be an option for the Reds before the All-Star break even if things go well.
Fri, May 19, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) said he doesn't expect to resume throwing for another couple weeks.

DeSclafani has been out all season with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, and it looks like he won't be an option for Cincinnati until sometime in July. "It’s frustrating, but what am I going to do?," the 27-year-old starter said Tuesday. "I’ve got to make sure I’m good to come back this year."
Tue, May 2, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) is not close to resuming a throwing program.

DeSclafani is nearly four weeks removed from being diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, but he remains in shutdown mode. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection late last month and hopes to resume throwing before the end of April.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 09:48:00 AM

Reds transferred RHP Anthony DeSclafani from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The Reds needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Tyler Goeddel, who was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia. DeSclafani is still recovering from a sprained right elbow. The hope is that he'll resume throwing later this month.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 01:36:00 PM

Reds placed RHP Anthony DeSclafani on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain.

It's a bit encouraging that they didn't go ahead and place him on the 60-day DL, although it also might ultimately not matter. DeSclafani is still in shutdown mode after receiving a PRP injection for his ailing elbow, and he'll miss at least the first month of the season.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 10:54:00 AM

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