The Reds are planning to start out right-hander Robert Dugger in tomorrow’s contest in Milwaukee, the group knowledgeable reporters (together with Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer). The group might want to formally choose his contract earlier than the sport, however they’ve a pair of vacancies on the 40-man roster.
It’ll be Dugger’s first MLB begin of the season. He’s made three lengthy reduction appearances, one with the Rays and two with Cincinnati. Dugger has tallied 12 innings of six-run ball over that point, hanging out 17 batters in opposition to simply three walks. Regardless of the first rate numbers in his temporary appears, he’s been successively designated for project after every of his earlier appearances. That’s largely as a result of he’s out of minor league possibility years, that means golf equipment should preserve him on the massive league roster or take him off the 40-man totally each time he earns a promotion.
Up to now, neither Tampa Bay nor Cincinnati has been keen to provide the 27-year-old an prolonged look. He’s functioned as one thing of a 14th man on every pitching workers, developing as wanted to take in some innings however not getting a lengthier alternative. For the reason that Reds claimed him off waivers from Tampa Bay in Might, he’s handed via the wire unclaimed on three separate events. Every time, Dugger has foregone the opportunity of free company and reported to Triple-A Louisville in hopes of pitching his manner again to Cincinnati.
The Texas Tech product has began 12 of his 15 Triple-A appearances on the yr, tallying 58 2/3 innings. He owns a 4.30 ERA with a modest 18.3% strikeout fee and a 9.8% stroll share. Over components of 4 huge league campaigns, Dugger has a 6.97 ERA in 82 2/3 frames.