While continuing to maintain that his right knee injury isn’t serious, the Reds placed center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. on the 15-day disabled list following Monday night’s game against the Marlins.
The decision was made after Griffey was seen by the Reds’ medical director, Dr. Tim Kremchek. An MRI revealed that the 36-year-old has a strained tendon behind the knee.
“There’s a little amount of fluid. There wasn’t anything to be alarmed about,” said general manager Wayne Krivsky. “It’s just more of a precaution to make sure we get it all calmed down and not aggravate it to where it becomes a bigger deal.”
Krivsky said that Kremchek told him Griffey could have played in another day or two, but the GM wanted to have a full roster.
The move is retroactive to April 13.
I wish I could take the Reds at their word on this, but they’ve misled us in the past. I’m going to be cautiously optimistic, however, that Junior will be back soon and hitting hard.