Another day, another pitcher injury:
The Cincinnati Reds have shut down rookie right-handed starter Rookie Davis due to a right hip impingement, Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday. Surgery is being looked at as a possible solution, per a team source, but has not been decided upon yet.
Davis said the issue has been bothering him off and on this season, but Price said it’s mainly been nagging the 23-year-old right-hander for the last three weeks. That would coincide with a drop in Davis’ fastball velocity, from an average of 94 mph earlier in the season to 91 mph this month…
The right-hander was noncommittal when asked if surgery was on the table, but said he’s looking forward to solving issue for good.
“We know what we’re dealing with, and unfortunately it’s not a flexor strain or something like that,” Davis said. “It’s a little more significant.”
I don’t have a lot to add, other than the fact that I’m exhausted by the number of pitchers getting injured. Check out the following list of Cincinnati pitchers injured in 2017:
After I compiled that listing, based on Reds transaction records, I realized that the list didn’t include Sal Romano. You may remember that Romano spent some time on the minor league disabled list with a shoulder injury, missing the entire month of May.
Even before we heard this news today, I received this text:
I didn’t really have an answer for him (at least not without doing a lot of research that I didn’t feel like doing on a Sunday night). Do you?
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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