Player News - Reds

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Phillip Ervin went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

Ervin picked up both RBI on a two-run single off of Ivan Nova in the seventh. Unfortunately for the Reds, it came with the team down 9-0. In his limited time, Ervin has shown a decent approach with a .340 on-base percentage, but his lack of power and .255 average are indicators of how little fantasy value there is in his right-handed bat.
Jul 22 - 4:15 PM

Matt Harvey was rocked for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings on Sunday in a loss to the Pirates.

Harvey gave up four homers in the loss, and he also allowed eight hits while striking out two. He didn’t walk anyone, if you’re desperate for positives. The former Met had been pitching well before this disaster, but today was a reminder that he’s still capable of having clunkers. This would definitely count as a clunker. It raises his ERA to 5.21, and he’ll take that ERA and a WHIP of 1.32 into his next scheduled start against the Phillies on Friday. That’s assuming he’s not dealt beforehand, of course.
Jul 22 - 4:01 PM

The Reds will use a six-man rotation until the trade deadline.

Sal Romano had been in line to be booted to the bullpen or Triple-A Louisville with Homer Bailey (knee) slated to return this week, but the club will give Romano the ball Wednesday versus the Cardinals. Matt Harvey is expected to be traded this month, so the six-man alignment shouldn't last long.
Jul 22 - 11:05 AM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be just a regular day off. Phil Ervin is getting a start in center field.
Jul 22 - 10:46 AM

Curt Casali hit a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

Casali's two-run blast in the seventh inning kept the Reds from being shut out, and it ended up being the only runs his side would muster on the evening. Casali finished 1-for-3 with the homer. It was his second dong of the year, and the 29-year-old has filled in admirably in a backup role for the Cincinnati club, batting .304/.385/.500 in parts of 19 games.
Jul 21 - 11:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani allowed three runs, including two home runs, over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

DeSclafani gave up six hits total, with a pair of Corey Dickerson dingers contributing to that total. He's now yielded an alarming 14 homers in nine starts on the year, a troublesome 2.6 homers per nine innings. That helps explain why he's holding a 5.40 ERA and 1.32 WHIP despite a deceiving 3-2 record. He's not startable in fantasy leagues when he's going like this, of course, and he'll try to right the ship Thursday against the Phillies.
Jul 21 - 10:49 PM

Reds placed INF Alex Blandino on the 10-day disabled list with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Obviously, this one is going to sideline him for awhile, likely the rest of the 2018 season. Blandino suffered the injury when he was taken out by a slide from Max Moroff of the Pirates. The injury was attributed to the weather on Friday, as Moroff got stuck in the wet dirt while sliding.
Jul 21 - 3:12 PM

Reds recalled INF/OF Brandon Dixon from Triple-A Louisville.

He'll take the place of Alex Blandino as a reserve infielder on the Reds' bench. Dixon has already appeared in 29 games with the Reds this season, slashing .219/.265/.344 with one homer and two RBI in 34 plate appearances.
Jul 21 - 3:10 PM

Tyler Mahle was tagged for six runs in 5 2/3 innings by the Pirates on Friday

Mahle has been roughed up in back-to-back starts, taking his ERA from 3.66 to 4.32. His rotation spot should be safe, though the situation is getting more crowded with Homer Bailey slated to return from the DL as a starter.
Jul 21 - 2:34 AM

Scott Schebler (shoulder) expects to be activated from the disabled list when eligible next Wednesday.

Schebler is dealing with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, which he suffered when he banged into the outfield wall last Saturday. Apparently he got good news when he was checked out Friday. Schebler is batting .278/.351/.470 with 12 home runs this season.
Jul 20 - 5:48 PM

Homer Bailey (knee) will rejoin the Reds' rotation Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

The Reds gave consideration to bringing Bailey back as a reliever but decided against it. He's been out since late May with right knee inflammation and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Jul 20 - 4:36 PM

Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Manager sometimes like to give players coming off an All-Star appearance a day off in the first game back and that appears to be the case here. Adam Duvall is at first base.
Jul 20 - 3:38 PM

Reds recalled OF Phillip Ervin from Triple-A Louisville.

Ervin is taking Scott Schebler's (shoulder) spot on the roster. He has hit only .205/.311/.231 over 19 games in the majors this season and doesn't figure to play much.
Jul 20 - 1:07 PM

Reds placed OF Scott Schebler on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 15, with an AC sprain in his right shoulder.

Schebler hurt his shoulder last Saturday when he banged against the outfield wall in St. Louis while making a catch on a Yadier Molina fly ball. AC shoulder sprains can sometimes take over a month to recover from, though the severity of this particular one is currently unclear. Schebler holds a respectable .821 OPS with 12 home runs, 37 RBI, three stolen bases, and 42 runs scored in 76 games this season for a better-than-expected Reds team. Adam Duvall and Jesse Winker will be everyday players to open the second half in Cincinnati.
Jul 18 - 1:30 PM

Scooter Gennett hit a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

Gennett went yard off Mariners closer Edwin Diaz to tie things up in the ninth, but the American League would rally for three runs in the top of the 10th, eventually winning 8-6. Gennett put up a stellar .326/.373/.521 batting line with 16 home runs and 63 RBI over 92 games in the first half and should fetch the Reds a decent return if they decide to trade him ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Jul 18 - 12:06 AM


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