Player News - Reds

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Scott Schebler returned to the Reds lineup on Saturday.

He was activated from the disabled list on Friday, but didn't start. He's starting in center field and batting sixth against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals.
Apr 21 - 11:36 AM

Devin Mesoraco hit into a fielder's choice as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Mesoraco sat out Wednesday's game after he was drilled on the wrist by a pitch during Wednesday's game. He should return to action behind the plate before the end of the weekend.
Apr 21 - 7:44 AM

Jesse Winker singled twice in four chances against the Cardinals on Friday.

The young outfielder has been serving as the Reds leadoff batter and is doing a good job of setting the table -- he has a .414 on-base percentage. He displayed some power last year, swatting seven homers in 47 games but that has not been the case so far this year. He has just one extra-base hit (a double) on the season. Now that Scott Schebler is back from the disabled list Winker may see his playing time drop a little.
Apr 21 - 2:00 AM

Alex Blandino went 2-for-4 and drove in a run during Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

He singled to score Scooter Gennett as the Reds tried to rally in the final frame. The rookie Blandino was riding the bench most days under former manager Bryan Price, but he will now most likely be the starter at third base until Eugenio Suarez returns from his fractured thumb.
Apr 21 - 1:53 AM

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

Reds optioned LHP Cody Reed to Triple-A Louisville.

The 25-year-old has appeared in four games for the Reds this season, registering a 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 7/1 K/BB ratio. It sounds as though he'll stay in the rotation at Triple-A until he's needed again.
Apr 20 - 6:39 PM

Reds activated OF Scott Schebler from the 10-day disabled list.

Schebler is active and with the Reds on Friday, though he is not in the starting lineup. The 27-year-old outfielder was slashing .333/.385/.667 through his first 13 plate appearances before hitting the disabled list with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right elbow.
Apr 20 - 6:35 PM

Reds fired manager Bryan Price.

And pitching coach Mack Jenkins will follow him out the door. Price takes the fall for a Reds team that has opened the season with a dreadful 3-15 record and -46 run differential, both worst in the major leagues. Price didn't have a winning season in his four-plus years in Cincinnati, though he also never had a very good roster. Jim Riggleman will take over as interim manager, Louisville manager Pat Kelly has been promoted to be the Reds' bench coach, and Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin is now on the major league staff.
Apr 19 - 8:41 AM

Joey Votto singled and walked Wednesday in the Reds’ 2-0 loss to the Brewers.

His fourth-inning single off Zach Davies was one of three Cincinnati hits on the afternoon as the Reds were shut out for the second straight game and the fifth time this year. Nothing is going right for Cincinnati and Votto’s slow start (.258 AVG, no homers) has done nothing to stop the bleeding. Last year’s runner-up for NL MVP has just one extra-base hit in 66 at-bats for the Reds, who own MLB's worst record at 3-15.
Apr 18 - 6:09 PM

Tyler Mahle allowed seven hits and two runs over five innings Wednesday in the Reds’ loss to the Brewers.

Mahle struck out six and walked four while throwing 57 of his 94 pitches for strikes. The right-hander pitched himself into a few jams but benefited from a pair of double plays. He allowed both of his runs in the third inning on a two-run blast by Eric Thames. The Reds are really struggling and that includes Mahle, who fell to 1-3 with Wednesday’s loss. He’ll get a chance to right the ship in his next start Tuesday against Atlanta.
Apr 18 - 6:07 PM

Michael Lorenzen (shoulder) is long-tossing from a distance of 90 feet.

It's at least a sign of progress, but Lorenzen has a long way to go in his recovery from a right teres major muscle (shoulder) strain. MLB.com's Mark Sheldon expects the Reds to take it slow with Lorenzen and have the 26-year-old setup man "work on his mechanics" for a while at the Reds' spring training complex "in an effort to prevent another strain." He could be out through much of May.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Apr 18 - 1:45 PM

Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) has been cleared for mound work.

DeSclafani missed most of spring training with a left oblique strain and basically has to start all over with the progression of bullpen sessions, live batting practice, simulated work, and then eventually minor league rehab appearances. He's on the 60-day disabled list and can't return before May 28. The 28-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2016.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Apr 18 - 1:42 PM

David Hernandez (shoulder) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Louisville.

Reds manager Bryan Price told the media Wednesday that Hernandez could be activated after only "2-3 outings" on the farm. The 32-year-old setup man had some issues with his shoulder toward the end of spring training and was placed on the disabled list on Opening Day. He signed a two-year, $5 million contract with Cincinnati in January to work in front of closer Raisel Iglesias.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Apr 18 - 1:38 PM

Devin Mesoraco (wrist) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Brewers.

Mesoraco left Tuesday night's game after getting hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance. X-rays came back negative, but he's sore and might not be available off the bench. Tucker Barnhart is starting at catcher and batting sixth Wednesday versus Milwaukee right-hander Zach Davies.
Apr 18 - 11:39 AM

Scott Schebler (elbow) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

There was chatter that the Reds might activate him Wednesday, but Schebler will instead play one more minor league rehab game at Double-A Pensacola. It'll be his fourth minor league rehab game. The 27-year-old outfielder was batting .333/.385/.667 through 13 plate appearances when he landed on the disabled list April 6 with an ulnar nerve contusion in his right elbow.
Apr 18 - 11:37 AM


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