Player News - Reds

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Nick Senzel (finger) will play games in left field during the Reds' fall instructional league.

Senzel needed season-ending surgery back in June to repair a torn tendon in his right index finger, but he'll make up for lost time in instructs and should be 100 percent leading into spring training next February. The 23-year-old top prospect projects to make his MLB debut in the early part of the 2019 season, whether that comes at third base, second base, left field, or bits of all three.
Sep 18 - 7:50 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers.

It sounds like a routine day of rest. Mason Williams will make the start in center field and bat seventh.
Sep 18 - 3:50 PM

Anthony DeSclafani surrendered four runs over five innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

DeSclafani served up seven hits, including a pair of homers -- a solo shot to Domingo Santana and a two-run blast by Christian Yelich -- in the fifth inning. He struck out five batters and issued a pair of walks. The 28-year-old owns a disastrous 6.90 ERA over his last six starts dating back to August 23. He’s not a recommended streaming option in his next start, despite a tasty matchup against the Marlins on Saturday.
Sep 17 - 11:27 PM

Scott Schebler went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Reds' loss to the Cubs on Monday.

Schebler singled in the third inning and drew a leadoff walk in the eighth. It was a forgettable evening for the Reds, who managed just eight hits and were shut out for the 11th time this year. The 27-year-old outfielder is hitting .271/.347/.472 with 52 runs scored, 17 homers, 48 RBI and three stolen bases in 386 plate appearances.
Sep 17 - 10:39 PM

Tyler Mahle will have his next start skipped due to tenderness in his right shoulder.

Michael Lorenzen will start in his place on Tuesday. Reds' manager Jim Riggleman indicated that Mahle was working with trainers and that he "may pitch again this season". If counting on Mahle in NL-only formats or deep mixed leagues, it may be time to explore alternative options for the final two weeks of the season.
Sep 16 - 9:05 PM

Luis Castillo allowed one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in the Reds' win over the Cubs.

Castillo struggled with his control, issuing four walks, but the Cubs offense didn't make him pay. An RBI sacrifice fly by Albert Almora in the fifth inning accounted for the only damage against him in this one. The hard-throwing 25-year-old righty has rebounded nicely in the second half, recording a 2.79 ERA and a sparkling 64/13 K/BB ratio in 10 starts since the All-Star break. He endured a brutal first-half, posting a bloated 5.49 ERA across 20 starts. His propensity to cough up the occasional long ball (28 homers in 161 1/3 innings) remains the lone bugaboo in an otherwise sterling fantasy profile. He’ll take on the floundering Marlins, his former organization, in his next start on Friday.
Sep 16 - 6:48 PM

Raisel Iglesias fired a scoreless ninth inning to notch his 27th save of the year Sunday in the Reds' win over the Cubs.

Iglesias was called upon to preserve a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning and needed just 11 pitches to slam the door in Wrigley Field. He got Victor Caratini to line-out to center field, and coaxed a pair of grounders from David Bote and pinch-hitter Javier Baez to end the contest. The 28-year-old stopper is 2-4 with a 2.47 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 69/21 K/BB ratio in 60 appearances.
Sep 16 - 6:34 PM

Scott Schebler went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in the Reds' win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Schebler led off the contest with a homer, his 17th of the year, against Cubs starter Jose Quintana. The 27-year-old has gone deep five times in 20 games since coming off the disabled list on August 25. He's hitting .271/.346/.474 with 52 runs scored, 17 dingers, 48 RBI and three stolen bases in 382 plate appearances. If he had stayed healthy, he would've had a realistic shot at eclipsing the career-high 30 homers he posted in 141 games last season.
Sep 16 - 6:29 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-4 in the Reds' 2-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday.

Votto racked up three hits against Cubs southpaw starter Jose Quintana en route to his 37th multi-hit effort of the year. He singled in the first inning, doubled in the third and singled in the fifth. The 35-year-old first baseman has been on an absolute tear at the plate since reportedly making a mechanical adjustment earlier this month. He's hitting .333 (16-for-48) with three homers and 12 RBI in 14 games since September 1.
Sep 16 - 6:24 PM

Jose Peraza went 2-for-4 and stole a base during a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

The Reds were shut out in this one, largely because the rest of the team as a whole managed the same number of hits as Peraza did. He struck out in his two other at-bats. The 24-year-old shortstop has made a lot of adjustments this year and has developed into a good fantasy option for the first time in his career. He has a .294 batting average with 12 home runs, 54 RBI, 82 runs scored and 23 stolen bases while hitting at or near the top of the Reds' lineup this season.
Sep 15 - 7:11 PM

Cody Reed struck out 10 batters while firing five shutout innings and had to settle for a no-decision in a game his team eventually lost.

He allowed just two hits (both singles), beaned a batter and issued two walks in the dominant -- if brief -- start against the top team in the National League. The 25-year-old left-hander has not fared well in parts of three major league seasons but games like this one serve to prove that he does have talent and the potential to be a viable fantasy starter someday. Reed has a 4.32 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 15 games pitched, including five starts. He's punched out 34 batters in 33 1/3 innings. He likely has two starts left this season, with the first one coming against the Marlins on Thursday.
Sep 15 - 7:06 PM

Michael Lorenzen will start for the Reds on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Lorenzen recently expressed his desire to return to the starting rotation, and it appears the Reds are going to give him a shot. The 26-year-old owns a 3.21 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 49/29 K/BB ratio across 67 1/3 innings in his 42 appearances out of the Reds' bullpen this season. He hasn't started a game at the big league level since 2015 and will undoubtedly be on a limited pitch count on Tuesday, making him a poor streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Sep 15 - 1:55 PM

Scooter Gennett is not in the Reds' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

Gennett will get a rare day off with left-hander Jon Lester on the hill for the Cubs. The National League's leading hitter, he's slashing .320/.366/.503 with 22 homers and 88 RBI in what has been a terrific season. Dilson Herrera will start in his place at second base and bat seventh for the Reds on Saturday afternoon.
Sep 15 - 12:34 PM

Matt Harvey reeled off six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday.

Harvey deserved better. He actually left in position for the victory before David Hernandez gave up a go-ahead three-run homer to Ian Happ in the seventh. Harvey allowed just four hits in all while walking one and striking out four. He’s now turned in back-to-back impressive starts — lowering his ERA to 4.67 for the year — but he’s not a recommended option in mixed leagues next week with a start against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Sep 14 - 11:53 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Cubs on Friday.

Jose Peraza and Votto went back-to-back against Cole Hamels in the fourth inning. It was the 12th home run of the season for each of them. While Peraza has been a pleasant surprise in the power department, this wasn’t what we were expecting from Votto after he hit 36 homers last season. Despite the power decline, Votto ranks first in the National League with a .420 on-base percentage.
Sep 14 - 11:51 PM

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