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Anthony DeSclafani | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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) 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

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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

Anthony DeSclafani (elbow) has been scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start Tuesday against the White Sox.

DeSclafani felt some tenderness in his right elbow after a recent live batting practice session, so the Reds will play it safe and push him back. It was supposed to be his Cactus League debut. Obviously this is something that will warrant close monitoring, though manager Bryan Price told reporters Monday morning that he doesn't believe it's anything serious.
Feb 27 - 10:36 AM

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are talking potential trades with the Rays and Reds as they look for a starting pitcher.

Morosi didn't list any names that the Mariners are targeting, but it's safe to assume they've talked to the Reds about Anthony DeSclafani and to the Rays about any of their starters other than Blake Snell. That the Mariners are interested in adding rotation help doesn't come as a surprise, as they could use at least one and possibly two starters.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:27:00 PM

T.R. Sullivan of reports that the Rangers have spoken to the Reds about starters Anthony DeSclafani and Dan Straily.

Sullivan notes that the Reds "need relief" and that Rangers setup man Jeremy Jeffress is "of interest," but it doesn't sound like these discussions are very far along. DeSclafani posted a cool 3.28 ERA, 1.216 WHIP, and 105/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings this past season for Cincinnati and he is under club control through 2020. He should command much more than bullpen help, but the Reds don't always operate in the wisest of ways.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that teams have been inquiring on Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani.

Heyman opines that the Reds are probably not inclined to move him. We know that the Reds are also getting hits on Billy Hamilton and Dan Straily while also trying to move Zack Cozart and Brandon Phillips. DeSclafani posted a 3.28 ERA and 105/30 K/BB ratio over 123 1/3 innings this past season. He's not close to being expensive yet, so there's no sense of urgency to move him.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani worked six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a win over the Cardinals.

The only run St. Louis managed the entire night came on a doubleplay groundout in the bottom of the fifth inning by pinch-hitter Matt Adams, scoring Aledmys Diaz from third base. DeSclafani struck out three and walked two, yielding six total hits. He finishes the 2016 regular season with a promising 3.28 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 105/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani struggled in Friday's loss to the Brewers, allowing five runs on six hits over his six-plus frames.

DeSclafani walked three and struck out four on the night. He carried a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning where the Brewers erupted for three runs to chase him and put the game out of reach. Even with the rough outing, he still owns a very respectable 3.38 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 117 1/3 innings on the year. He'll take the hill for the final time this season on Wednesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was pounded for six hits and six runs (four earned) over four innings in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

It just wasn't his day. The Bucs got to him for three runs in the first and two more in the third on a home run by Sean Rodriguez. The 85-pitch outing was his shortest since June 15. DeSclafani finished the afternoon with four strikeouts and three walks. Despite his struggles on Saturday, DeSclafani still carries an impressive 3.15 ERA over 18 outings this year. He'll look to bounce back Friday night in Milwaukee.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:53:00 PM

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