The Reds introduced six roster strikes right now, most prominently the returns of a few of their greatest names. Joey Votto and Jonathan India have been each activated from the 10-day injured record, whereas Hunter Greene was activated from the COVID-related injured record. Proper-hander Lyon Richardson was optioned to Triple-A, whereas infielder Alejo Lopez and right-hander Carson Spiers (each on the roster as substitute gamers) have been respectively returned to Triple-A and Double-A.
India final performed on July 28, as a case of plantar fasciitis in his left foot resulted in an extended absence than anticipated on the IL, and there was at the very least some concern that the second baseman might need been sidelined for the remainder of the 2023 season totally. Nonetheless, the Reds’ tough deliberate timeline for India in mid-August ended up mainly going to plan, so he’ll now look to step again into his regular obligation at second base. Votto has missed slightly over two weeks attributable to left shoulder discomfort, and given Votto’s historical past of shoulder issues, it counts as excellent information that the longtime first baseman is already again on the sector.
Cincinnati’s waiver-wire additions of Hunter Renfroe and Harrison Bader have additional added to what has develop into a little bit of glut of place gamers for the Reds, although accidents have basically saved the staff’s record of choices from changing into a real surplus. Star rookie Matt McLain will nonetheless be out for at the very least one other week or two in recovering from an indirect damage, and Noelvi Marte simply suffered a damaged nostril yesterday after being hit within the face by an errant throw throughout pregame warmups. Supervisor David Bell informed reporters (together with Gordon Wittenmyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer) that Marte isn’t but being positioned on the IL for the reason that rookie infielder will try and play via the discomfort, presumably carrying a protecting masks.
With Marte a query mark, the Reds’ infield figures to shake out as Votto and Christian Encarnacion-Strand sharing first base and DH obligation, India at second base, Elly De La Cruz at shortstop, and Spencer Steer in all probability taking the majority of third base work. If Marte is ready to proceed enjoying, Steer can break up time at second base, third base, and within the nook outfield, which creates a little bit of a logjam within the outfield however Steer’s enjoying time will definitely be prioritized given his sturdy numbers.
Greene is about to start out right now’s recreation towards the Cardinals, with the right-hander set for his first motion since August 30. Greene was hit onerous in his first two outings again from a 60-day IL stint (attributable to hip ache) earlier than wanting a lot sharper in that August thirtieth outing towards the Giants, however Greene was then sidelined once more by the COVID outbreak that has hit the Reds’ clubhouse in latest days.