The Cincinnati Reds announced that infielder Christian Colón has cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The team has outrighted him to the alternate site roster at Prasco Park. Colón had struggled in his time with the Reds in 2020, going 3-23 with a double, stolen base, walk, and three strikeouts in 24 plate appearances over the span of 11 games played. With Colón remaining in the player pool, the organization is now at 60 players overall between the big league and Prasco rosters.
That wasn’t the only news of the day, though. We still do not know whether or not the Cincinnati Reds will be resuming games on Tuesday in Kansas City or not as they await test results to return from Major League Baseball after a player tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday’s tests, leading to the postponement of games on Saturday and Sunday for the Reds and Pirates.
The Reds management, though, has gone ahead and announced the rotation moving forward. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic had the fastest hands among the beat writers today, edging out the others on the updated rotation order if the team resumes games on Tuesday.
Luis Castillo will pitch first and then be followed in the rotation by Trevor Bauer, Sonny Gray, Anthony DeSclafani, and Wade Miley. That is a change up of what things would have looked like if the weekend games against the Pirates hadn’t been cancelled. The rotation then would have gone Bauer, Castillo, Miley, DeSclafani, Gray. It’s unclear why Bauer is being pushed back yet again – he last pitched on August 7th against Milwaukee, meaning the earliest he’ll pitch is a full 12 days later – but it does set up the rotation, assuming no postponements or injuries moving forward for the rest of the month to look like this:
With the addition of Christian Colón to the Prasco Park roster, here’s how that looks as of today:
|RJ Alaniz||RHP||Mark Kolozsvary||C|
|Jesse Biddle||LHP||Francisco Peña||C|
|David Carpenter||RHP||Tyler Stephenson||C|
|José De León||RHP||Alex Blandino||INF|
|Brandon Finnegan||LHP||Christian Colón||INF|
|Hunter Greene||RHP||Jose Garcia||INF|
|Ryan Hendrix||RHP||Robel García||INF|
|Joel Kuhnel||RHP||Rece Hinds||INF|
|Nick Lodolo||LHP||Jonathan India||INF|
|Alex Powers||RHP||Alfredo Rodriguez||INF|
|Sal Romano||RHP||Aristides Aquino||OF|
|Tony Santillan||RHP||Stuart Fairchild||OF|
Let’s also note that there’s a chance that the alternate site rosters could soon be expanding by 15 players.