The Cincinnati Reds have a starting pitcher heading to the injured list, but they will replace him with one returning from the injured list. While there’s still a game scheduled for Thursday night, the forecasts suggests there’s almost no way that the game is going to be played. Perhaps that is why the Reds will be waiting until tomorrow to officially make the roster move of placing left-handed pitcher Wade Miley on the injured list with a groin injury. Manager David Bell said today during his daily press conference with the local media that the move would happen on Friday and that right-handed starter Anthony DeSclafani would take his place on the roster.
Anthony DeSclafani began the year on the injured list, but was only expected to miss one start and that appears to be the case. He’s the probable starter for Saturday in Detroit, with Tyler Mahle set to pitch against the Tigers on Sunday.
Wade Miley only had one start this season and it didn’t go as planned. On Monday night the newest addition to the Reds rotation allowed five earned runs (and was charged with an unearned run, too) in just 1.2 innings of work while walking two batters and hitting two others. He threw 57 pitches before being pulled from the game and replaced by reliever Tejay Antone.
Matt Bowman’s option reversed, placed on the injured list
Not sure that I’ve ever seen this one before, but the Cincinnati Reds have reversed the option on pitcher Matt Bowman and placed him instead on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow sprain. This means that he was injured prior to being optioned. It also means, as Will Carroll always points out, a sprain is a tear, and that Matt Bowman has at least some sort of tear in his elbow. That doesn’t necessarily mean he will need surgery (it also doesn’t mean that he won’t). Right now we only know that he’s injured his pitching elbow and that there is some kind of tear in there.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 30, 2020
Tyler Stephenson to join the Reds on the road
With the 2020 season being what it is, Major League Baseball is allowing up to three players from the taxi squad to travel with the team on the road in case there is a need to add players due to an injury. Catcher Tyler Stephenson, who went 2-2 with a walk and a home run in his Major League debut on Monday, but was optioned to the Prasco Park roster on Wednesday, will be a part of the taxi squad that hits the road when Cincinnati heads to Detroit on Friday.