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Brandon Finnegan | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings and took a loss to the Cardinals in his first start of the year on Saturday.
He didn't pitch well at all, walking four batters and surrendering six base hits. Light-hitting Greg Garcia burned him for two home runs in the contest. Finnegan did manage four strikeouts but it was not a good season debut for the young left-hander, who sat out the first few weeks of the campaign due to a biceps injury. He missed almost all of last season after injuring both of his shoulders. Finnegan should have a fairly long leash in the Reds' decimated starting rotation. He has a career 16-15 record and 3.83 ERA in 240 innings dating back to 2014 with the Royals. He came to the Reds as part of the Johnny Cueto trade in the summer of 2015. Apr 14 - 4:12 PM

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Reds activated LHP Brandon Finnegan from the 10-day disabled list.

Finnegan will make his season debut, on his 25th birthday, against the Cardinals on Saturday. Injuries limited him to just four starts during the 2017 season, where he posted a 4.15 ERA and 1.69 WHIP across 13 innings.
Apr 14 - 10:14 AM

Brandon Finnegan (biceps) is expected to make his regular-season debut Saturday against the Cardinals.

Finnegan allowed four runs -- three earned -- on five walks and eight hits in his five-inning minor league rehab start Monday with Triple-A Louisville. He is not a recommended fantasy streamer versus St. Louis.
Apr 12 - 3:49 PM

Brandon Finnegan (biceps) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

Finnegan pitched a simulated game without issue on Thursday. He shouldn't need more than a start or two in Louisville before he's ready to rejoin the Reds' starting rotation. The left-hander has been working back from a biceps strain he suffered in spring training.
Apr 5 - 5:08 PM

Brandon Finnegan, on the 10-day DL with a biceps strain, played catch on Monday and is slated to throw a simulated game on Wednesday.

If Finnegan's outing Wednesday is successful, he could join the Reds rotation next Monday on April 9.
Apr 2 - 3:08 PM

Reds placed LHP Brandon Finnegan on the 10-day disabled list with a left biceps strain.

Finnegan fell a bit behind schedule after suffering a biceps strain earlier this month. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to join the rotation relatively soon.
Mar 29 - 11:58 AM

Brandon Finnegan (biceps) threw a "light bullpen" session Friday and will throw another Sunday, manager Bryan Price said.

The Friday session was roughly 15 pitches, Price said. "If all goes well, we can anticipate sliding him into a game," Price said Saturday. Opening Day is less than two weeks away, making it hard to envision Finnegan being ready for a starting role as he recovers from the biceps strain sustained earlier in camp, but he could be close behind. The Reds have a number of pitchers vying for starting spots, including Cody Reed, Tyler Mahle, Sal Romano and Amir Garrett, in Finnegan's anticipated absence.
Mar 17 - 8:30 PM

Brandon Finnegan (biceps) played catch Wednesday morning in Reds camp.

Finnegan left his Cactus League start on Sunday due to a biceps strain, but it's not considered overly severe and Reds manager Bryan Price suggested Wednesday that the 24-year-old southpaw could be on the active roster when the regular season begins -- likely as the team's No. 5 starter.
Mar 14 - 1:03 PM

Brandon Finnegan is dealing with a biceps strain.

Finnegan was forced to leave Sunday's Cactus League start, but the feeling is that it's not a long-term concern. The Reds will see how he feels after a couple of days of treatment. Finnegan has some interesting potential, but he was limited to four starts last year due to injuries to both of his shoulders.
Mar 12 - 11:42 AM

Brandon Finnegan said Sunday on his personal twitter page that he's in no pain and is "good to go".

Finnegan was removed from Sunday's Cactus League start due to a spasm in his left forearm, but it appears as though it's a minor issue. Consider the left-hander day-to-day.
Mar 12 - 12:18 AM

Brandon Finnegan was forced to leave Sunday's Cactus League start due to a spasm in his left forearm.

While we now know the reason for his early exit, there's still no timetable on how much time he may miss. Look for more information on Monday.
Mar 11 - 5:55 PM

Brandon Finnegan left with a trainer in the first inning after facing just two hitters in his start against the Mariners on Sunday.

Finnegan had a strikeout and a walk before leaving the game with a trainer by his side. He's coming off a major shoulder operation that cut his 2017 season short, but it's not yet known if this is related to why he left early. We should know more about the reason for his departure shortly.
Mar 11 - 4:37 PM

Making his Cactus League debut, Brandon Finnegan (shoulder) was charged with one run over two innings Tuesday against the Indians.

Francisco Lindor led off the game by taking Finnegan deep, but the left-hander was able to hold the Indians off the scoreboard after that. He's a bit behind schedule after last year's surgery on his non-throwing shoulder and injury to his throwing shoulder, but Finnegan has time to get ready.
Mar 6 - 5:20 PM

Brandon Finnegan (shoulders) will pitch in a controlled scrimmage on Thursday.

It will be the first time he's faced live hitters since being shut down on June 26 of last year with a shoulder strain. The scrimmage will reportedly go 3-to-4 innings, and since it's "controlled," the Reds will be able to make sure he gets through a full workload on the backfields of Goodyear. If healthy, he should pitch somewhere in the middle of the Cincinnati rotation.
Feb 28 - 6:13 PM

Brandon Finnegan (shoulders) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Finnegan underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in July, and he was also bothered last year by a shoulder strain in his left arm that didn't require surgery but did limit him to 13 major league innings. The 24-year-old southpaw pitched relatively well in 2016 with a 3.98 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 172 innings. If he's fully recovered, he should be in the middle of the Cincinnati rotation for the 2018 season.
Feb 14 - 6:26 PM

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