After making a diving catch on Opening Day, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel left the game the next half-inning when his spot came up in the lineup.
“He did something on that great play he made,” manager David Bell said after the game on Thursday. “It was significant enough to come out of the game. We probably won’t have the full knowledge of what to expect until tomorrow. I do think indications right now are that he’s going to be ok. We’ll just have to see how many days we’ll need. Hopefully we’ll have him back this weekend.”
The off day on Friday may have been beneficial for Nick Senzel and the Cincinnati Reds. In theory it gave them an extra day after the injury for him to heal up, one less game he could miss – if he needed to miss any at all. But the lineup was released just before 10am ET this morning and Senzel was not in there. Tyler Naquin is getting the start in center field, while the rest of the lineup is as expected:
- Jesse Winker – LF
- Nick Castellanos – RF
- Joey Votto – 1B
- Eugenio Suárez – SS
- Mike Moustakas – 3B
- Jonathan India – 2B
- Tyler Naquin – CF
- Tucker Barnhart – C
- Tyler Mahle – SP
There hasn’t yet been a pre-game interview with Bell to get an update on the status of Nick Senzel. When that happens we will provide an update with what the manager says.
Update: 1:15pm ET
In his pregame press conference with the media, Reds manager David Bell said that it’s “nothing serious” with Nick Senzel.
“It’s nothing serious,” said Bell prior to the game. “We’re hoping to have him in some capacity tonight. And hope to have him in the lineup in a matter of a day or two.”