Another day, another pitcher injury:
The Cincinnati Reds have shut down rookie right-handed starter Rookie Davis due to a right hip impingement, Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday. Surgery is being looked at as a possible solution, per a team source, but has not been decided upon yet.
Davis said the issue has been bothering him off and on this season, but Price said itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mainly been nagging the 23-year-old right-hander for the last three weeks. That would coincide with a drop in DavisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ fastball velocity, from an average of 94 mph earlier in the season to 91 mph this month…
The right-hander was noncommittal when asked if surgery was on the table, but said heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s looking forward to solving issue for good.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We know what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re dealing with, and unfortunately itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not a flexor strain or something like that,Ã¢â‚¬Â Davis said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a little more significant.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I don’t have a lot to add, other than the fact that I’m exhausted by the number of pitchers getting injured. Check out the following list of Cincinnati pitchers injured in 2017:
After I compiled that listing, based on Reds transaction records, I realized that the list didn’t include Sal Romano. You may remember that Romano spent some time on the minor league disabled list with a shoulder injury, missing the entire month of May.
Even before we heard this news today, I received this text:
I didn’t really have an answer for him (at least not without doing a lot of research that I didn’t feel like doing on a Sunday night). Do you?