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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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Reds transferred RHP Anthony DeSclafani from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move frees up a 40-man roster spot. It doesn't change DeSclafani's timetable, as he's not far off from 60 days missed already. He's slated to resume a rehab assignment Wednesday and should rejoin the Reds' rotation in a couple weeks. May 22 - 9:28 AM

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Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) will resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

DeSclafani made it through a live batting practice session without any issues on Friday and is ready to proceed to the next stage of his rehabilitation process. He's expected to need three rehab starts before being ready to rejoin the Reds rotation.
May 21 - 1:59 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) is set to resume his rehab assignment next week.

DeSclafani threw a 45-pitch live batting practice session on Friday without any issues. He had to shut down his rehab assignment three weeks ago after feeling more discomfort in his side, but it appears he's back on track. He's expected to make three rehab starts before rejoining the Reds' rotation, assuming all goes well.
May 20 - 4:03 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

It's the first time he's been able to throw off a mound since getting shut down last month. "I think this should be the last go-round, hopefully," said DeSclafani. "We'll see how I recover and how I feel after the next bullpen." DeSclafani was lined up to be the Reds' Opening Day starter but an oblique strain has kept him out since late March.
May 14 - 10:43 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) will throw his first bullpen session Saturday since having his rehab assignment shut down in late April.

DeSclafani injured his oblique during spring training and has since had two setbacks, most recently during a rehab start April 30. "It’s turned into the injury we were trying to avoid, and that’s one that has lasted as long as it has lasted," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We thought we had it licked the last time and we obviously didn’t." The team is being more cautious this time around, leaving his timetable up in the air for now.
May 14 - 11:29 AM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) long-tossed from a distance of 100 feet on Monday.

It was his first time throwing since he felt discomfort in his side during a rehab start with Low-A Dayton on April 30. The plan is to bring him along slowly before resuming a minor league rehab stint, so he's still a ways off from joining the Reds.
May 10 - 8:38 AM

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

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

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