The Cincinnati Reds have activated infielder Matt Davidson from the injured list. Davidson, if you recall, tested positive for COVID-19 after the first game of the season and has missed the last six days while being on the COVID-19 injured list. In order to be eligible to come off of the list a player must receive two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

That was not the only move that took place today, though the others were ones that we knew were coming. Left-handed pitcher Wade Miley was officially placed on the 10-day injured list with a groin injury. That move is retroactive to Tuesday. The team also placed right-handed reliever Matt Bowman on the 45-day injured list (this years equivalent to the 60-day injured list). Cincinnati also officially placed catcher Tyler Stephenson on the taxi squad and took him to Detroit for the weekend series.

The move of Matt Bowman to the 45-day injured list opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the organization if they need it to make any roster moves from the Prasco Park roster to the big league roster in case of an injury. There are currently 15 players on the Prasco Park alternate roster who are not on the 40-man and would need to be added if they were to be called up.

The one missing move for now is that Anthony DeSclafani is still on the injured list. He’s the scheduled starter for Sunday. When he is activated for the start the team will need to make a roster move and option someone to the Prasco Park roster to create room for the right-handed starter.

16 Responses

  1. Klugo

    Surprised Davidson isn’t in the starting lineup tonight.
    *tongue-in-cheek*

  2. docproc

    But I don’t WANT Matt Davidson back.

  3. Old-school

    Could be a short stint for Davidson as the rosters shrink to 28 this time next week.

    Raley plus a position player- colon or Davidson would seem to be likely candidates. The Reds wouldn’t pick Davidson over Aquino again would they?

    • Mark Moore

      One has to think. He’s beyond marginal on the 30, let alone below that threshold.

  4. Mark Moore

    And the posted line-up is the one that mashed it in the last game and sat out the storm last night. That’s 3 in a row of the same line-up if my math is correct.

    • Wayne Nabors

      That just nay be a david bell record

  5. CFD3000

    Am I mistaken, or did we not here that MLB and the MLBPA have agreed that rosters will simply stay at 30 for the whole season? I could swear Chris Welsh asserted that change on a recent game broadcast. Or am I hearing things in my dotage? If this IS the case I still think the Reds have better options than Davidson and Colon…

    • Doug Gray

      The two sides have talked about it, but it is not official.

  6. Charlie Waffles

    Wait a minute.
    How does a guy that tests positive for Covid-19 on a Saturday get activated 6 days later on a Friday? How is this proper protocol?
    Also, doesn’t the State of Michigan have a 14-day quarantine for people entering their state that have had Covid-19 recently or even been exposed to a person with Covid-19? How can they take Davidson to Detroit with the team?

    • Old-school

      I read somewhere that Davidson’s + test didn’t come from MLB but from him seeking it out elsewhere and MLB tests were all negative.

      But if he had symptoms and multiple MLB tests all negative, that might be why.

    • Doug Gray

      Could have been a false positive.

  7. Tom Mitsoff

    Davidson’s role on this (or any) team seems limited. He would be a good pinch-hitter against a hard-throwing lefthanded reliever who can’t be removed from the game because he hasn’t yet faced the minimum three batters.

    • MBS

      I think thats been the plan for him from the start. I didn’t see him as the teams regular DH when facing a lefty.

    • Gonzo Reds

      Tom rather use Aquino in that spot.

      Raley gone for Disco or there’s really something wrong here.

  8. Jim m

    I just dont see how this team can win with Bell as manager. The Tigers look like they won 100 games last year the way they are playing the Reds. The bullpen is awful. The offense is spotty again( cough cough must have been the last years hitting coach eh). Their is no urgency in this team. They look flat without a pregame plan to know what they are to do. They go 2-10. Bell should be fired.