The #Reds have activated from the 10-day DL RHP Michael Lorenzen and RHP Tanner Rainey has been recalled from the Triple-A @LouisvilleBats. RHP Raisel Iglesias and RHP Austin Brice have been placed on the 10-day DL. pic.twitter.com/69bUv440dr
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 23, 2018
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:
Anthony DeSclafani is here. He’ll pitch for Louisville on Friday
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) May 23, 2018
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.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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