More pitcher injury news? Huzzah!
Today, the Redlegs placed Amir Garrett on the 10-day disabled list with a condition that they are describing as right hip inflammation. In a move that was announced simultaneously, Cincinnati claimed RHP Jake Buchanan off waivers from the Cubs. To make room on the 40-man roster for Buchanan, the Reds designated Pete O’Brien — himself a recent waiver claim (from the Royals) — for assignment.
What else can be said about all these pitcher injuries? It’s crazy. And it’s also the best argument for keeping Bronson Arroyo around, I guess.
Manager Bryan Price says that he’s hopeful Garrett will be back soon:
“He’ll miss a start and optimistically, the doctor thinks he can make the following start after,” Price said.
In the meantime, it appears that either Buchanan or Asher Wojciechowski will make Garrett’s next start.
For what it’s worth, I’d like to see O’Brien remain in the organization. He has breathtaking power.