If you Google “nick senzel vertigo,” the search engine will return 5,660 results in 0.52 seconds, with the first reading “Vertigo behind him, Nick Senzel ready to help the Cincinnati Reds.” The headline gives false promise, talking about Senzel’s first bout of vertigo, not this current second iteration. For up-to-date information, it only takes looking […]

How long will Eugenio Suarez be out with a fractured thumb? It depends on the severity. In the past two seasons, time on the DL for players with fractured thumbs has ranged from a couple weeks to three months. Martin Perez (2017): 2 weeks Mike Moustakas (2016): 2 weeks Robbie Grossman (2017): 2.5 weeks Aledmys […]

The Reds just reported that pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has an oblique injury. No timetable. C. Trent Rosecrans tweeted these details: DeSclafani had an MRI yesterday. Felt discomfort in Friday start, threw with it, threw well. Had it checked out afterwards — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 11, 2018 Obviously disappointing news. DeSclafani struggled with a […]

2018 Opening Day Rotation Prediction: Castillo, Mahle, Garrett, Reed, Adleman — Jason Linden (@JasonLinden) July 2, 2017 No Homer Bailey. No Anthony DeSclafani. No Brandon Finnegan. 2018 will be a year of reckoning for the Reds; the final beta test for the rebuild that thinks it can. There’s nothing wrong with the rotation Jason Linden […]

News: Anthony DeSclafani has been diagnosed with a partial sprain (that means tear) of the ulnar collateral ligament. Shut down from pitching for four weeks. Go from there. This does not necessarily mean he’ll need Tommy John surgery. If all goes well, DeSclafani could return to pitching by mid-May. Michael Lorenzen had a partial sprain of […]

The adage that bad news comes in threes has a new application in the age of Twitter. Witness three Reds beat writers dutifully tweeting out this bad, terrible, awful news: Anthony DeSclafani's elbow soreness came back. Will not start tomorrow. May start on DL, more tests being done — Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) March 12, 2017 […]

You can tell baseball has reached mid-season because the Reds and other major league teams are addressing their plans for managing the innings load of their starting pitchers. Conventional wisdom is that teams shouldn’t allow young starters to throw a bunch more innings than the year before because it increases their susceptibility to injury. The Reds […]

This is not the kind of tenderness we need. Michael Lorenzen was scheduled to start today’s game in Goodyear against the Rangers but was scratched due to elbow tenderness, according to Reds manager Bryan Price. Lorenzen has “elbow tenderness” and getting a couple of days off, Price said. Was checked out yesterday by Dr. Kremchek […]

Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn had Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2016 season (Jon Heyman, CBS). Lance Lynn undergoes tommy John surgery. Out for 2016 #cards — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 10, 2015 Lynn pitched 175 innings for St. Louis last year with a 3.03 ERA and 3.90 xFIP. Lynn joins Chris […]

This is the final post of a six-part series on ulnar collateral ligament injuries and the corrective procedure known as Tommy John surgery. Problem  |  Causes  |  Surgery  |  Prevention  |  Biomechanics  |  Prognosis It’s a huge problem. Despite a growing awareness of the causes of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries and the new approaches many […]

This is the fifth of a six-part series on ulnar collateral ligament injuries and the corrective procedure known as Tommy John surgery. The sixth part, about the prognosis for recovery after surgery, will run on Monday.  Problem  |  Causes  |  Surgery  |  Prevention  |  Biomechanics  |  Prognosis Are the Reds doing all they can to prevent elbow injuries? […]

This is the fourth of a six-part series on ulnar collateral ligament injuries and the corrective procedure known as Tommy John surgery. The fifth part, about breakthroughs in the study of biomechanics related to UCL injuries, will run on Monday.  Problem  |  Causes  |  Surgery  |  Prevention  |  Biomechanics  |  Prognosis It’s been 40 years since Tommy […]