The Cincinnati Reds have made some roster moves this morning. The team just announced that first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the injured list (no reason specified) and that they’ve activated right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani from the 10-day injured list.
Worth noting that the release from the Reds does not say that they placed Joey Votto on the 10-day injured list. That is an important designation because in 2020 things are weird and there’s an injured list and a 10-day injured list and they are very different. The 10-day injured list is because of an actual injury and one that requires a 10-day stay (or longer) before a player can be activated. The injured list, though, is different and seems to be for COVID-19 related, or possibly related issues. Mike Moustakas, for example, was placed on the injured list last week when he woke up feeling sick. He never tested positive for COVID-19 and was able to return in four days.
Joey Votto has not tested positive for COVID-19, but did report symptoms to the Reds according to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer, as told through John Fay.
Bobby Nightengale reports that Votto reported symptoms to the #Reds but has not tested positive for COVID 19, according to a source.
— John Fay (@johnfayman) August 2, 2020
Anthony DeSclafani will be joining the rotation now that he’s back. The right-handed starter missed his first start on the season, but was expected to return the second time through the rotation and that time is now. He is set to start the first game of the Reds vs Tigers doubleheader today.