Player News - Reds

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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

Reds' prospect Taylor Trammell was named MVP of the Future's Game on Sunday, leading the U.S. squad to a 10-6 victory over the World team.

Trammell smashed a solo homer off of Indians' right-hander Kieran Lovegrove in the sixth inning that put the U.S. ahead 6-5. He also tripled in the contest, finishing the day 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored. The 20-year-old is in his first season at High-A Daytona this year, slashing .295/.394/.421 with six homers, 29 RBI and 16 stolen bases. He could be a fixture in center field for the Reds before the end of the 2019 season.
Jul 15 - 9:08 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was lit up for six earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

St. Louis pounced for one run in the bottom of the first inning, one more in the bottom of the second, and then poured on four runs in the bottom of the fourth. DeSclafani gave up five total hits, including two home runs. He walked one and struck out three. The 28-year-old right-hander closes the first half with a 4-2 record, 5.32 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 35/13 K/BB ratio in 44 innings.
Jul 15 - 5:13 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Reds and Scooter Gennett "have had minimal talks" regarding a contract extension.

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reported a couple days ago that it was "doubtful" the Reds would trade Gennett and might sign him to an extension instead. However, Rosenthal is hearing otherwise, writing that "nothing will stand in the way of a trade if that is what Reds decide to do." Gennett is under team control for another season, so Cincinnati isn't under pressure to deal the second baseman soon. However, capitalizing while his stock is high makes sense.
Jul 15 - 1:14 PM

Scott Schebler (shoulder) is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Schebler injured his right shoulder while making a catch Saturday. He hasn't been placed on the disabled list at this point, so it appears the Reds are hoping he'll be OK following the All-Star break. Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton and Jesse Winker are in the outfield Sunday.
Jul 15 - 11:30 AM

Jose Peraza collected five hits with a pair of RBI and a run scored as the Reds thumped the Cardinals 8-2 on Saturday.

Peraza finished 5-for-6 in the contest, with all five hits coming in the way of singles. It was the latest notable game in a string of them for the 24-year-old, who has gone from a fringe starter to a vital part of the Reds' lineup during their recent resurgence. After owning a .251/.276/.322 line through May 19, Peraza is now hitting .288/.333/.387 with five homers, 34 RBI, 52 runs scored and 17 steals overall.
Jul 14 - 10:58 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Gennett got the Reds on the board with an RBI double in the sixth inning and gave them the lead with a run-scoring single as part of their four-run seventh inning. The good night just added onto the stellar first half Gennett is enjoying, as he ranks among the National League leaders in virtually every offensive category. The 28-year-old will carry a .328/.375/.526 line with 16 homers, 62 RBI and 59 runs scored into Sunday's contest.
Jul 14 - 10:48 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

A day after going hitless in a nine-run outburst, Votto got in on the action Saturday with a pair of hits, including a double and his two-RBI hit with the bases loaded in the eighth. Votto also walked in the game, but that's to be expected. The first baseman is hitting .290/.422/.441 heading into Sunday's first half finale.
Jul 14 - 10:37 PM

Luis Castillo held the Cardinals to two runs over five innings in a no-decision Saturday.

Thus ends a frustrating first half for the 25-year-old, who entered the year with much promise but who underperformed for much of the first few months. Castillo showed a little better Saturday, giving up five hits but not issuing a walk while striking out two, and perhaps it's a start on which he can build as he prepares for the second half to start next week. Castillo will enter that second half with a 5.49 ERA and 1.38 WHIP through 20 starts.
Jul 14 - 10:07 PM

Scott Schebler left Saturday's game against the Cardinals after landing on his right shoulder while making a catch.

Schebler made the play on the Yadier Molina fly ball in the sixth inning but hit his right shoulder on the outfield wall as he was coming down. He was replaced by Adam Duvall. The Reds should have an official diagnosis soon.
Jul 14 - 8:37 PM

Jesse Winker went 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a walk as the Reds trounced the Cardinals 9-1 on Friday.

Winker's bad May cost him playing time for a spell, but he's gone 26-for-58 with four homers, 23 RBI and a 9/16 K/BB ratio over 21 games (18 starts) since June 20. Defense remains a big issue and he's not doing much against lefties, so the Reds still have reason to platoon him. However, it's hard to argue with a .407 OBP.
Jul 14 - 12:05 AM

Matt Harvey held the Cardinals to one run over five innings in a victory Friday.

Harvey has gone six straight starts without allowing a homer and has a 2.65 ERA over the stretch. It still seems like something of a fluke, particularly since he's struck out a modest 25 in 34 innings during his streak. The stuff is definitely better than it was in New York, and he might be able to help a contender as a fifth starter. He's not the Harvey of old, though.
Jul 14 - 12:02 AM

Eugenio Suarez doubled three times against the Cardinals on Friday.

Unfortunately, none of the doubles drove in a run, keeping Suarez at 69 RBI in 77 games this season. He entered the day with 19 homers and 14 doubles, so this evens things up some. Going into the year, he had 78 doubles and 64 homers as a major leaguer.
Jul 13 - 11:57 PM

Dilson Herrera hit a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter Friday against the Cardinals.

The homer is his first in the majors since 2015; he hit six in 149 at-bats for the Mets as a 20- and 21-year-old in 2014-15, but until the Reds called him up a week ago, he'd been out of the majors ever since. It's hard to see the Reds finding a significant enough role for him to give him fantasy value, assuming they don't trade Scooter Gennett, but Herrera is a talent and a bunch of MLB teams should be kicking themselves for not claiming him when he was on waivers in March.
Jul 13 - 11:55 PM


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