Let’s rearrange a few deck chairs. The Cincinnati Reds have activated reliever Michael Lorenzen from the 10-day DL and recalled rookie reliever Tanner Rainey from Triple-A. To make room on the roster, two pitchers have been placed on the 10-day disabled list: closer Raisel Iglesias and RHP Austin Brice.

Iglesias has a biceps injury…but before you freak out, it’s the left biceps — i.e., his non-throwing arm — that is bothering him. Brice is dealing with a back issue.

I was looking forward to Lorenzen’s return, because it represented a chance for the Reds bullpen — which has been pretty good lately — to improve. Unfortunately, with Brice and Iglesias on the mend, the bullpen is probably worse, temporarily. (Rainey is a great looking young reliever, but his first taste of the big leagues, in which he surrendered seven earned runs in just two innings of work, was not good.) But the bullpen is healthy, and with the Redlegs heading to Colorado, they need healthy relievers.

Then there’s this:

Looks like Anthony DeSclafani will be making at least one rehab start in Triple-A. If all goes well, it’s possible — note that I didn’t say probably — that we could see Disco back in Cincinnati’s rotation next week.

10 Responses

  1. Shchi Cossack

    GEEZ WHILLIKERS, Chad! You could have lead off with the fact that it was his left biceps before even mentioning the DL. The Old Cossack’s loins can only gird so hard.

  2. WVRedlegs

    What?? No K-Quack? He has a 0.00 ERA.
    Kidding aside, I hoe Rainey has a better stint than last time out.
    The rope is getting short with Lorenzen. He still has time to get right, but the sands of time are starting to flow. Which Lorenzen shows up?

  3. Dave from HI

    I saw Iglesias grab at his left biceps a few weeks ago after an out. I am surprised he lasted this long. I am sure it is no coincidence that it coincided with Lorenzen returning.

  4. Jack

    Disco pitches Friday and Romano pitches Friday. Writing on the wall .

    • Shchi Cossack

      Stephenson pitched today and Bailey pitches today…more writing on the wall? Even if Bailey throws another clunker and Stephenson keeps pitching gems, I don’t see the Reds management making such an obvious move.

      • old-school

        Bailey is 1-6 with an ERA over 6.
        They will let him go until he has double digit losses and then stop the carnage.
        He will go till the All Star break.

        if he is 2-12 with an ERA over 5 in July, they will then pull the plug.

  5. Jreis

    I’m pretty sure the Desclfani, Reed, Finnegan,Lamb era is over.
    I would rather see what Garret And Stephenson can do.