On Friday night in Milwaukee the Cincinnati Reds lost both Nick Senzel and Pedro Strop to groin injuries. Senzel, the Reds starting center fielder, seemed to feel something in the first inning as he went 1st-to-3rd – arriving at third and appearing to try and stretch something out after getting to the bag. He remained in the game, but after his at-bat in the top of the 4th inning he was replaced in the lineup and he didn’t play on Saturday, and he is not in the starting lineup on Sunday. Strop took the mound later that night to start the 8th inning, but in the middle of an at-bat he felt something in his groin and had to be removed from the game.
Before the game on Sunday, manager David Bell spoke about both of them and had some good news and some not-so-good news.
“He’s fine. He’s going to be fine,” said Bell about outfielder Nick Senzel. “I don’t know what he’ll be available for today, he’s going to go out and test it. But Tuesday at the latest.”
The new wasn’t as good on the Pedro Strop front, though.
“Pedro, I think he’s trending towards some time off here,” said Bell. “No final decision, he’s still active today. He has not been placed on the IL, but he’s going to need some time.”
No move has been made yet. That means that the team will likely assess the situation once they get back to Cincinnati and not look to make a move until Tuesday if things look like the right-handed reliever is going to need to miss a chunk of time.
Updated at 1:30pm ET
Things changed quickly with Mike Moustakas. Before the game on Sunday, manager David Bell noted that they were still shooting for Moustakas to start on Tuesday. But an hour later the team placed Moustakas on the injured list, retroactive to Thursday. The team also recalled Tejay Antone, but he’s not expected to join the team until Tuesday when the Reds play their next game.
The rotation is changing, again
David Bell also spoke about the rotation coming off of the off-day on Monday. Starting on Tuesday the rotation will break down like this:
- Tuesday – Luis Castillo
- Wednesday – Wade Miley
- Thursday – Anthony DeSclafani
- Friday – Sonny Gray
- Saturday – Trevor Bauer
This article was updated after it was first published as new information came about with regards to Mike Moustakas, and the roster moves that followed.