TODAY: It doesn’t seem as if Greene will want surgical procedure, in response to a number of reporters (together with Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer). The precise outcomes of Greene’s MRI aren’t identified, nor his timetable for a potential return.
AUGUST 5: The Reds introduced they’ve positioned righty Hunter Greene on the 15-day injured record, retroactive to August 2, with a pressure in his throwing shoulder. Reliever Ryan Hendrix has been recalled to take his place on the energetic roster.
Greene, who turns 23 tomorrow, has spent the yr within the rotation after breaking camp with the large league membership. The previous second general decide has made his first 20 begins on the main league stage, working to a 5.26 ERA throughout 102 2/3 innings. Solely Josiah Gray has allowed extra dwelling runs than Greene’s 23, however he’s additionally flashed the promise that made him one of many sport’s prime pitching prospects. He’s averaging an absurd 98.7 MPH on his four-seam fastball and eclipsing triple-digits with regularity. Unsurprisingly, Greene has missed bats on an above-average 13.5% of his choices and is placing out a wonderful 28.8% of opponents.
It’s not clear how lengthy the Reds anticipate Greene being out, however the point out of a shoulder harm actually isn’t perfect. Cincinnati is looking forward to 2023 as they sit close to the underside of the Nationwide League, so there’s no cause to not proceed with warning for a participant so important to the franchise’s long-term future.
Supervisor David Bell should patch issues collectively on the mound. Together with Greene’s absence, Cincinnati shipped off Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle inside the previous week. Nick Lodolo, Mike Minor and Graham Ashcraft have established rotation roles, whereas the membership introduced up Robert Dugger as no less than a spot starter for tonight. They’ll have to do the identical on Sunday towards the Brewers, when Greene had been slated to take the ball.