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Anthony DeSclafani | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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Anthony DeSclafani yielded two runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings while hitting a grand slam in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Cubs.
DeSclafani did fine work in limiting the Cubs over his 6 1/3 innings on the mound (he did walk four), but the real story here is his show with the bat. He came through in unexpected style with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning, smashing a grand slam to left center off Brian Duensing to boost his team to an 8-1 lead Having helped himself thusly, he would go on to pitch into the seventh inning. He'll bring a 4.09 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 18/8 K/BB ratio (four starts covering 22 innings) into a home date with the White Sox in his next scheduled outing. Jun 23 - 7:28 PM

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Anthony DeSclafani allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a victory over the Pirates on Sunday.

He allowed just three hits in the contest, and DeSclafani walked just one while striking out four. The only reason this line didn't end up better is that two of those three hits were solo homers. Still, it's easily the best start of the season for DeSclafani, who has made just three starts because of an oblique injury. Start number four comes against the Cubs on Saturday.
Jun 17 - 5:38 PM

Anthony DeSclafani allowed two earned runs over five innings against the Cardinals to pick up his first win of 2018 on Sunday.

DeSclafani allowed a third run, but it was unearned. It wasn't a great effort from the right-hander, as he allowed 10 hits and walked two over the five innings. He did strike out six, however, and made key pitches when needed to limit the damage. It's a much better effort than his season debut on Tuesday, and his ERA drops to 5.40. DeSclafani will make his third start against the Pirates on Sunday.
Jun 10 - 5:24 PM

Making his season debut, Anthony DeSclafani gave up four runs in five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Rockies.

DeSclafani allowed all of the runs in the first two innings before settling down. He ended up striking out five and walking one, which is pretty good. Little more should have been expected in his first major league start since 2016. He might have mixed-league value later on, but it'll probably be a little while.
Jun 5 - 11:23 PM

Reds activated RHP Anthony DeSclafani from the 60-day disabled list.

DeSclafani will make his first major league start since 2016 on Tuesday night against the Rockies. He looked decent on his four-game minor league rehab assignment, posting a 4.66 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 22/3 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings. There should be some appeal here in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 5 - 3:21 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) will start for the Reds on Tuesday against the Rockies at home.

It will be the right-hander's first start at the major league level since 2016, as he was limited to just three rehab starts in 2017 with a partially torn UCL in his elbow and has been out all of this year with a strained oblique. DeSclafani was impressive on his rehab assignment, posting a 22/3 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings and allowing two or fewer runs in three of four outings. He remains an injury risk and isn't in a great pitching environment, but DeSclafani held a 3.28 ERA over 20 starts in 2016 and is worth a shot in deeper fantasy leagues.
Jun 3 - 3:37 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) is likely to make at least one more minor league rehab start after he struggled in Friday's outing at Triple-A Louisville.

The right-hander is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Monday, but the Reds may want him to make another start in the minors after surrendering six runs over five innings in Friday's start. DeSclafani hasn't pitched in the big leagues since September of 2016.
May 26 - 9:06 AM

Anthony DeSclafani will make a rehab start on Friday for Triple-A Louisville.

DeSclafani is getting close to appearing in his first big league game since 2016. It'll be the third rehab start for the right-hander, and if things go well for him in his International League debut, we could see Desclafani join the pitching staff before the end of the month.
May 23 - 4:50 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) will need 1-2 more rehab starts before joining the Reds' rotation.

DeSclafani allowed two earned runs while striking out eight over five innings in his second rehab start with Double-A Pensacola on Saturday. He's given up just the two earned runs and has a 12/1 K/BB ratio over eight frames in his two rehab outings so far. If DeSclafani pitches well again the next time out, he could be activated in late May. The Reds haven't decided yet who he'll bump from the rotation.
May 20 - 1:18 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) struck out four over three perfect innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Pensacola on Monday.

DeSclafani was limited to just three rehab appearances last season while pitching with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, and he began this season on the disabled list after straining his oblique in spring training. The 28-year-old remains a poor health bet, but he posted a 3.28 ERA across 20 starts for the Reds in 2016 and should be on deep league radars. DeSclafani is looking at a late May/early June return if all goes well.
May 14 - 8:58 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) pitched two innings in an extended spring training game on Friday.

The 28-year-old hurler hasn't appeared in a big league game since 2016 and is working his way back from a myriad of injury issues. He's finally taking steps in the right direction though and could be looking at a return ot the Reds' rotation at some point in June.
May 5 - 1:42 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) has been cleared for mound work.

DeSclafani missed most of spring training with a left oblique strain and basically has to start all over with the progression of bullpen sessions, live batting practice, simulated work, and then eventually minor league rehab appearances. He's on the 60-day disabled list and can't return before May 28. The 28-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2016.
Apr 18 - 1:42 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) began a throwing program this week at the Reds' spring training complex.

That's promising news, but DeSclafani was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Opening Day and will be sidelined until at least the end of May. The 27-year-old right-hander also missed the first two months of the 2016 season with an oblique strain and he sat out the entire 2017 campaign due to an elbow sprain.
Apr 3 - 7:17 PM

Reds placed RHP Anthony DeSclafani on the 60-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

More brutal health news for DeSclafani, who was limited to just three minor league rehab starts last year with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. He also got a late start on the 2016 season due to an oblique strain. Now he'll be sidelined through essentially the first two months of the 2018 season.
Mar 29 - 11:55 AM

An MRI has revealed that Anthony DeSclafani is dealing with a strained oblique.

DeSclafani felt the discomfort during his start Friday, which helps explain why his velocity was down. The Reds aren't offering a timetable for a return, but this is something that figures to send him to the disabled list in all likelihood. It's a bummer for the Reds and for DeSclafani, who was limited to just three rehab starts last season due to a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. He also began the 2016 season on the DL with an oblique strain.
Mar 11 - 3:29 PM

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