The Cincinnati Reds introduced Saturday that pitcher Graham Ashcraft will probably be positioned on the 15-day IL. Ashcraft is coping with a stress response in his proper huge toe.
He needed to go away his Friday begin after 5 innings towards the Chicago Cubs. The Reds shortly had him bear an MRI, and now he’ll miss a number of begins this month.
Ashcraft is just not the one participant to be headed to the IL. Left-handed pitcher Brandon Williamson was scratched from his scheduled begin on Sunday as he examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Cincinnati known as up high pitching prospects Connor Phillips and Chase Shreve in a corresponding transfer. The Reds hope these two arms can get the job completed with Ashcraft and Phillips on the IL.
Graham Ashcraft’s harm couldn’t have come at a worse time
Graham Ashcraft couldn’t have picked a worse time to go on the injured checklist. The Cincinnati Reds are battling to make their manner into this 12 months’s postseason. They’re one recreation behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants, who maintain the ultimate NL Wild Card spot.
This might flip into the race heading into the common season’s last month. All of the groups battling for a Wild card spot have the expertise to go on a run within the postseason.
Cincinnati claimed Harrison Bader and Hunter Renfroe off waivers to attempt to higher themselves earlier than the postseason. Bader performed 84 video games for the New York Yankees this season, hitting .240, however accidents have saved him off the sector a number of occasions. Renfroe hit .242 in 126 video games with the Los Angeles Angels.
Whereas they’ve slowed down a bit, the Reds can nonetheless pull off one thing unbelievable. They’ve the roster to go deep into the postseason if they will overtake the groups forward of them within the Wild Card.