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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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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. Jul 17 - 11:56 AM

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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.
Jun 9 - 1:15 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.
May 19 - 4:00 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."
May 2 - 5:45 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.
Apr 9 - 9:48 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.
Apr 5 - 1:36 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.
Apr 2 - 10:54 AM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) recently was given a platelet-rich plasma injection.

He's hoping the shot helps speed along the healing process as he rehabs a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. DeSclafani is shut down from throwing until at least mid-April, at which point he will be re-evaluated.
Mar 28 - 11:08 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) plans to look into platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections to speed his rehab process.

DeSclafani has been shut down for four weeks after being diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The possibility of Tommy John surgery looms over this situation, but he's going to try to go the rest and rehab route for now.
Mar 15 - 12:33 PM

Anthony DeSclafani will be shut down for the next four weeks after being diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

DeSclafani will try the rest and rehab route for now, and if all goes well it's possible he could be ready to pitch by mid-May. However, obviously a diagnosis like this can also eventually result in Tommy John surgery. The right-hander is virtually undraftable in your standard mixed league at this point with this major health red flag. The Opening Day starter duties for the Reds should fall to Brandon Finnegan now with DeSclafani on the shelf.
Mar 13 - 6:41 PM

Anthony DeSclafani will undergo an MRI after feeling renewed soreness in his right elbow following his last bullpen session.

DeSclafani had been slated to make his Cactus League debut Monday after first experiencing elbow soreness two weeks ago, but obviously that won't happen. He's going to start the season on the disabled list no matter what the MRI says, and obviously the right-hander could potentially be on the shelf for a while. The Reds aren't in position to win this season with or without DeSclafani, but he had been in line to serve as their Opening Day starter.
Mar 12 - 11:32 AM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) is tentatively scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Monday versus the A's.

DeSclafani has been limited to side work for the last couple of weeks because of minor tenderness in his right elbow. Dr. Timothy Kremchek, the Reds' medical director, has ruled out any major injuries. DeSclafani might only miss a turn or two in the Reds' season-opening starting rotation, assuming he can avoid further setbacks.
Mar 9 - 11:00 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that it's unlikely Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) will have enough time to get stretched out by Opening Day.

DeSclafani could be ready to pitch in a Cactus League game in about a week, but evidently that's not going to be enough time to build up his endurance sufficiently so that he can face the Phillies on April 3. It will be the second year in a row that he's began the season on the disabled list, as he didn't debut in 2016 until June because of an oblique strain. As long as DeSclafani's elbow cooperates, he should be ready at some point in April. Brandon Finnegan now looks likely the likely Opening Day starter for Cincy.
Mar 5 - 11:04 AM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) hopes to resume throwing off a mound in about a week.

DeSclafani was scratched from a scheduled start Tuesday with a sore elbow but was cleared to play catch Thursday. Any elbow issue throws up a red flag, but this situation does appear to be minor. If healthy, DeSclafani will be the Reds' Opening Day starter.
Mar 3 - 9:35 AM

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) has been cleared to play catch Thursday.

DeSclafani was scratched from a scheduled Cactus League start Tuesday due to tenderness in his right elbow, but he visited Dr. Timothy Kremchek on Wednesday in Arizona and checked out fine. The right-hander told reporters Thursday morning that he was never overly concerned about the elbow discomfort. DeSclafani is looking to build off the impressive 3.28 ERA that he posted over 123 1/3 innings with the Reds in 2016.
Mar 2 - 11:31 AM

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