The Reds announced on Monday that they have placed on the 10-day disabled list veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo and shortstop Zack Cozart, summoning prospects Jesse Winker and Ariel Hernandez to Cincinnati in their stead.
Arroyo’s trip to the DL is due to shoulder troubles, while Cozart will rest a strained right quad.
My guess is that this trip to the disabled list will be the final one of Arroyo’s career. More on that in the coming days.
The Cozart news is discouraging, in light of the fact that (a) he’s struggled with injury problems the last couple of years and (b) it was just announced today that Cozart continues to lead National League shortstops in All-Star voting. Hopefully, this will be a quick 10-day stint and Cozart will be right back out on the field thereafter.
On the other hand, I’m very excited to see Jesse Winker and Ariel Hernandez returning to Cincinnati. Winker has been crushing the baseball at Triple-A Louisville, and at some point, he’s going to be on the big league roster to stay. I hope he gets an opportunity to play a little this time around.
As for Hernandez, well…if you saw him pitch the last time he was in Cincinnati, you’ll be as excited as I am to watch him again. (Here’s a recap, if you don’t remember.) This guy has electrifying stuff.
Update: Zack acts like it isn’t very serious.