Talk about some terrible timing:

Outfielder Jesse Winker suffered something called a left hip flexor sprain, and he’s now on the 10-day disabled list. Winker, of course, has been in the middle of an outfield logjam as we’ve noted here many times (and noted capably by Zach Buchanan in yesterday’s Enquirer). When he’s been on the field, however, Winker has displayed the talent we’d been expecting, hitting .297/.402/.500 with 4 home runs in 30 games for Cincinnati.

Taking Winker’s place on the roster will be Phillip Ervin, who was just optioned to Triple-A two days ago (during the flurry of action surrounding Blake Wood’s DFA).

Also of note, Stuart Turner was placed on the paternity list. He’ll be replaced by Chad Wallach. Wallach, the son of former big league All Star Tim Wallach, is a 25 year-old catcher who was a fifth round pick of the Marlins out of Cal State Fullerton. He hit .226/.280/.398 in 64 games for Louisville this year. When (if?) he appears in a game for the Reds, Wallach will be making his major league debut.

The big league catching ranks are getting thin.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 15 Comments

  1. I think Bo Diaz and Eddie Taubensee are both available.

  2. We’ll have to set up a pitch back behind the plate. If the pitchers can throw it just right they can get a called strike (unless Angel Hernandez is behind the plate) and have it bounce back to second to nail the runner.

  3. The Reds will have the luxury of Turner in AAA next season, but the catching ranks are very thin and talent is sparce.

  4. I was at least glad to see that the DL wasn’t because he got splinters from too much time on the bench. Bad timing indeed.

  5. I didn’t want to start in with the “our organization has the worst injury luck I’ve ever seen” talk yet but if this is more than just a 10 day injury … get ready for it … because it’ll be coming.

  6. Sitting too much commonly results in tight hip flexors…

Comments are closed.

About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Category

2017 Reds