The Reds announced today that Jesse Winker will likely miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to have surgery on his shoulder. Here is the story from Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Throughout the last couple of seasons, Jesse Winker has dealt with pain his right shoulder.
After aggravating the injury Monday, Winker is expected to miss the remainder of the season. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, diagnosing the injury as a right shoulderÃ‚Â subluxation.
Winker is expected to undergo surgeryÃ‚Â on his shoulder.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be ready for spring training next year,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see him playing this year.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Winker felt more pain in his shoulder when he ducked under a line-drive single in the ninth inning of MondayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s game against the St. Louis Cardinals and fell to the ground on the base paths. Winker later scored the game-winning run.
This is obviously a major blow for the Reds, who already have Schebler on the DL. The silver lining is this will open up some playing time for younger players. The Reds need to be creative and find ways for Dilson Herrera and Phillip Ervin to get playing time. They should at least get a look to see if they could be part of the Reds future.