Also from Lance McAllister:

Tomorrow morning, Louisville OF/DH Rob Stratton will have surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon. He suffered the injury running the bases in yesterday’s game at Richmond. Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek will perform the procedure. Stratton possibly could play again before the end of the season. He hit .308 with 4 HR and 5 RBI in 8 games for the Bats.

Ouch. I hate that for the big guy, who seemed on the verge of putting together a big league career. Very disappointing news, and I’m afraid that Stratton’s best chance to be a major leaguer just flew out the window.

Redleg Nation wishes Stratton the best of luck.

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3 Responses

  1. Tom

    From a Ken Rosenthal article on the Fox Sports website:

    The Reds’ willingness to trade an outfielder could increase if Rob Stratton, 27, continues to show progress at Class AAA. Stratton, released by the Giants last May, abandoned his high leg kick in favor of a wide stance and a minimal stride, giving him better plate coverage without impacting his power — and helping him reduce his massive strikeout totals.

    Guess that’s not going to happen now. It’s a shame he got hurt just as people were starting to take notice.


  2. Harry the Horse

    Terrible News about Rob Stratton. This kid had as much power as any Reds player in Sarasota this Spring. This includes Dunn, Pena and Mighty Mite Joe Randa. The minor leagues jinx still biting the Reds….

  3. Tyler

    That’s tough. It looked like he had turned the corner. The tough thing is he’s running out of time. I wish him luck.