The Cincinnati Reds have activated infielder Matt Davidson from the injured list. Davidson, if you recall, tested positive for COVID-19 after the first game of the season and has missed the last six days while being on the COVID-19 injured list. In order to be eligible to come off of the list a player must receive two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart.
That was not the only move that took place today, though the others were ones that we knew were coming. Left-handed pitcher Wade Miley was officially placed on the 10-day injured list with a groin injury. That move is retroactive to Tuesday. The team also placed right-handed reliever Matt Bowman on the 45-day injured list (this years equivalent to the 60-day injured list). Cincinnati also officially placed catcher Tyler Stephenson on the taxi squad and took him to Detroit for the weekend series.
The move of Matt Bowman to the 45-day injured list opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the organization if they need it to make any roster moves from the Prasco Park roster to the big league roster in case of an injury. There are currently 15 players on the Prasco Park alternate roster who are not on the 40-man and would need to be added if they were to be called up.
The one missing move for now is that Anthony DeSclafani is still on the injured list. He’s the scheduled starter for Sunday. When he is activated for the start the team will need to make a roster move and option someone to the Prasco Park roster to create room for the right-handed starter.