With Tony Cingrani going on the DL for an oblique strain, reports on Twitter indicate the roster spot will be filled by outfielder Phil Ervin. Sam Dykstra, reporter for MiLB had it first:
— Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) April 21, 2017
The Louisville Bats followed suit.
— Louisville Bats (@LouisvilleBats) April 21, 2017
Nothing official from the Reds.
Check back here for updates this afternoon.
Rule Clarification: The Reds could have called Jesse Winker back to the major league team. There’s a rule that players have to spend at least 10 days back in the minor leagues after a call-up. But there’s an exception to that rule in the case where a player on the major league roster goes on the DL. So Winker could have been called up. The Reds chose Ervin over Winker.
That makes sense if this is just another couple-day move. It’s less disruptive to Winker and spreads the sitting-on-the-bench-and-not-playing around.
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