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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
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Reds optioned LHP Brandon Finnegan to Triple-A Louisville.
The Reds are adding Matt Harvey to their starting rotation, leaving Finnegan as the odd man out. The left-hander is winless with a brutal 7.40 ERA in five starts for the Reds. He could probably use some fine-tuning in the minors. May 10 - 7:58 PM

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Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said Monday that Brandon Finnegan will remain in the rotation for his next scheduled start this weekend against the Dodgers.

Riggleman did not seem commit to anything beyond that outing, though. Finnegan allowed five runs over 3 1/3 innings versus the Marlins on Sunday and now holds an 8.27 ERA and 14/15 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings. Obviously, he's on very thin ice.
May 7 - 4:21 PM

Brandon Finnegan gave up five runs over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Finnegan allowed four hits and walked three in the abbreviated outing, falling to 0-3 with the loss. He's now walked 15 in 20 2/3 innings, contributing to a 2.03 WHIP. They certainly don't help his 8.27 ERA, either. Even with the Reds going nowhere, Finnegan's spot in the rotation can't be written in stone, and it's hard to imagine the team continuing to run him out there when he's clearly struggling so much.
May 6 - 9:22 PM

Brandon Finnegan yielded three runs in five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Finnegan walks too many batters and hasn't showed any real ability to suppress homers or hits, and the Reds should seriously consider moving him to the pen if he doesn't get better in a hurry. He's 0-2 with a 7.27 ERA and a 12/12 K/BB ratio in four starts since coming off the DL.
Apr 30 - 10:28 PM

Brandon Finnegan allowed three runs -- two earned -- and took a no-decision against the Braves on Wednesday.

He gave up an unearned run in the first inning then yielded an RBI-double to third baseman Johan Camargo in the third. Shortstop Ozzie Albies touched him up for a solo tater in the fifth. It was the first decent start of the year for Finnegan, who now owns an 8.03 ERA and 2.19 WHIP after three outings. He will face the Brewers on Monday.
Apr 25 - 10:01 PM

Brandon Finnegan surrendered four runs in three innings during Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

He needs a new opponent. Both of his starts this year have been against the Cardinals and they have knocked him around each time. He couldn't throw strikes in this one, walking four batters against two strikeouts in the contest. The left-hander missed the first three weeks of the season with a biceps injury. He falls to 0-2 with an 11.05 ERA in 7 1/3 innings. Perhaps the Reds' new interim manager Jim Riggleman will re-assign Finnegan into a new role until he proves he is ready to start again.
Apr 21 - 1:48 AM

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

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.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
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.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
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

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