Reds place Hunter Greene on 15-day disabled list

THIS DAY: It doesn’t look like Greene needs surgery, according to several reporters (including Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer). The exact results of Greene’s MRI, nor his timetable for a possible return, are not known.

AUGUST 5: The Reds announced they placed the right-hander green hunter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 2, with a pitching shoulder strain. pain relieving ryan hendrix has been called up to take his place on the active roster.

Greene, who turns 23 tomorrow, has spent the year in the rotation after finishing camp with the major league club. The former second overall pick has made his first 20 starts at the major league level, working to a 5.26 ERA in 102 2/3 innings. Only josiah gray he’s allowed more home runs than Greene’s 23, but he’s also shown the promise that made him one of the top pitching prospects in the game. He’s averaging an absurd 98.7 MPH on his four-seam fastball and eclipsing triple figures regularly. Unsurprisingly, Greene has missed bats 13.5% higher than the average of his offerings and is striking out an excellent 28.8% of opponents.

It’s unclear how long the Reds anticipate Greene will be out, but the mention of a shoulder injury is certainly not ideal. Cincinnati looks toward 2023 as they sit near the bottom of the NL, so there’s no reason not to proceed with caution for a player so vital to the franchise’s long-term future.

Manager David Bell will have to fix things on the mound. Coupled with Greene’s absence, Cincinnati said goodbye louis castle Y Tyler Mahle within the last week. Nick Lodolo, mike minor Y Graham Ashcraft have established rotation roles, while the club raised Robert Dugger as at least one headline for tonight. They’ll have to do the same thing Sunday against the Brewers, when Greene was scheduled to take the ball.

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