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Brandon Finnegan | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: TCU
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (17) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Finnegan (trapezius) could rejoin the Reds' rotation on Monday in St. Louis.
Finnegan has posted a 3.00 ERA and 10/3 K/BB ratio over 12 innings across three rehab starts. He's be relatively limited from a pitch count perspective Monday but is probably built up enough at this point to give it a go. Finnegan has been sidelined since mid-April due to a strained left trapezius muscle. Jun 23 - 4:50 PM

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Brandon Finnegan (shoulder) allowed one hit and one walk over three scoreless innings in a minor-league rehab start with Double-A Pensacola on Sunday.

Finnegan recorded a strikeout while throwing 23 of his 35 pitches for strikes. It remains uncertain how many rehab starts or innings Finnegan will be required to throw before he is able to return to the team's rotation. He has been sidelined since mid-April due to a strained left trapezius muscle.
Jun 11 - 11:40 PM

Brandon Finnegan (trapezius) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Sunday.

The left-hander will throw three innings and/or 45-50 pitches. It's unclear how many rehab starts Finnegan will make, but Reds manager Bryan Price said he thinks the southpaw will rejoin their rotation "by the end of the month." Finnegan has been on the shelf since he strained his left trapezius in his third start of the season.
Jun 9 - 1:11 PM

Brandon Finnegan (trapezius) will throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

It will be his first time throwing off the bump since he strained his left trapezius in his third start of the season. Obviously he has a ways to go, but Finnegan is projected to rejoin the Reds' rotation sometime in the June 19-24 range assuming all goes well with his rehab.
May 22 - 3:50 PM

Reds transferred LHP Brandon Finnegan from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Peter O'Brien on the 40-man roster. Finnegan landed on the disabled list last month with a strained left trapezius muscle and can now be ruled out through mid-June.
May 16 - 2:31 PM

Brandon Finnegan (trapezius) has resumed a throwing program.

Finnegan was placed on the disabled list three weeks ago with a strained left trapezius muscle. He's presumably limited to flat-ground work for the time being and is obviously a ways off from a return. John Fay of WCPO-TV in Cincinnati speculates that Finnegan could return by mid-June.
May 8 - 9:26 PM

Reds placed LHP Brandon Finnegan on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left trapezius muscle.

He suffered the injury during Saturday's start against the Brewers. Finnegan won't pick up a ball for 2-3 weeks, so we could be looking at a fairly lengthy stay on the DL here. Tim Adleman has replaced Finnegan on the roster and is a candidate to replace him in the rotation, as well.
Apr 16 - 9:52 AM

Brandon Finnegan left Saturday's start against the Brewers after one inning due to a left lat strain.

It's unclear how long the ailment will sideline for, but his next start is probably in jeopardy. Despite surrendering a pair of runs on one hit and three walks in the inning, Finnegan escaped with a no-decision on Saturday.
Apr 15 - 3:11 PM

Brandon Finnegan was forced to leave Saturday's start against the Brewers after just one inning due to an apparent injury.

Finnegan encountered a bout of severe wildness to start the game, walking each of the first two hitters on a combined nine pitches. He allowed a pair of runs on a two-run double by Hernan Perez before he was replaced by Robert Stephenson to start the second inning. The Reds should provide an update on his status shortly.
Apr 15 - 1:37 PM

Brandon Finnegan got just six outs while walking five and allowing one run Monday against the Pirates.

It's amazing he was charged with just the one run, considering that he allowed four hits to go along with the five walks. He stranded two runners in the first and three in the second (all of those runners reaching with none out). In the third, he allowed two singles and two walks before being pulled with the bases loaded. Michael Lorenzen came in and stranded everyone. As a result, Finnegan is sporting a fortunate 1.00 ERA on the season. We're not expecting much from him in mixed leagues this year.
Apr 10 - 11:16 PM

Brandon Finnegan struck out nine batters and allowed just one base hit as he fired seven shutout frames in a 2-0 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

Finnegan was masterful all night. The only hit he allowed was a first-inning single by Maikel Franco. Finnegan, who turns 24 years old next week, went 10-11 with a 3.98 ERA in 31 starts last season. His 145/84 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 172 innings last year shows he needs to improve his control if he wants to become a front of the rotation starter. He is definitely making progress if tonight's game is any indication.
Apr 5 - 11:11 PM

Brandon Finnegan struggled in his final spring start, yielding seven hits, four runs (three earned) and three walks over four lackluster innings in the Reds’ Cactus League loss to the Indians.

He also tacked on three strikeouts. Things seemed to be going fine for Finnegan until the second inning. The Indians got to him for four runs in that frame including three on a home run by Yandy Diaz. Finnegan finished the outing on a high note by holding the Tribe scoreless over his last two innings. We’re still waiting for Finnegan to put it all together, but at least he has youth on his side. Finnegan turns 24 two weeks from Friday.
Mar 29 - 7:10 PM

Brandon Finnegan struggled in Friday's Cactus League start against an Indians' split squad, giving up three runs on six hits in four innings.

The left-hander struck out five on the evening while issuing three free passes. He has not had a good spring thus far, pitching to a 7.94 ERA. Given the available options, it'll be either Finnegan or Scott Feldman starting for the Reds on Opening Day.
Mar 18 - 12:45 AM

Brandon Finnegan struggled in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League contest with the Mariners, yielding three runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Finnegan surrendered a run in the second inning and allowed two more in the third. His spring has not exactly gone smoothly, as he has surrendered seven runs in three outings covering 7 1/3 frames. Despite these early struggles, the 23-year-old southpaw showed promise last season and will be part of the 2017 rotation barring injury.
Mar 11 - 7:48 PM

Brandon Finnegan surrendered three earned runs in his three-inning Cactus League start Sunday versus the Angels.

Finnegan gave up a solo homer to Jefry Marte in the bottom of the second and a two-run shot to Kole Calhoun in the bottom of the third. He struck out two and walked one. The young left-hander is locked into a spot near the top of the Cincinnati rotation for 2017 after posting a decent 3.98 ERA with 145 strikeouts in 172 innings last year.
Mar 5 - 6:24 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Ariel Hernandez
10Nefi Ogando