Last week the Cincinnati Reds designated right-handed reliever Carson Fulmer for assignment. Today he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.
The first three weeks of the season had gone well for Carson Fulmer. He made 11 appearances through April 27th, and allowed runs in just two of them. He tossed 13.0 innings and had 11 strikeouts with a 3.46 ERA in that span while holding hitters to a .196/.296/.326 line. But the wheels fell off over the next three-and-a-half weeks. From April 30th through May 20th he pitched in eight games that spanned 11.2 innings where he had an ERA of 10.80 and allowed at least one earned run in every game but one. Hitters posted a .347/.448/.551 line against him with 17 hits and eight walks in that stretch.
Catcher Mark Kolozsvary is with Team USA
The Olympics will take place later this year, but some sports are still having qualifying happen and baseball is one of those sports. Team USA released their provisional roster this weekend. Players who are on the 40-man roster are not eligible to play, and a team has to approve a prospect’s involvement. The 28-man roster is for training camp. Two players will be cut and the final 26-man roster will be announced on Sunday.
Mark Kolozsvary is the only Cincinnati Reds prospect on the 28-man roster. He’s out to a hot start for Double-A Chattanooga where he’s hitting .349/.417/.674 with eight doubles and two home runs in 12 games played. The 25-year-old got some publicity back in spring training when he was on the backfields and took Shane Bieber deep.
While Kolozsvary is the only current Reds player on the team, there are more than a few former Cincinnati Reds that are representing the country for Team USA. Homer Bailey, Tim Federowicz, Todd Frazier, and Matt Kemp will also be on the team led by Mike Scioscia. You can see the full roster here.
Nick Lodolo wins Pitcher of the Week
Cincinnati Reds #2 prospect Nick Lodolo took home some honors today as he was named the Double-A South Pitcher of the Week for his performance. The left-handed starter struck out 11 batters and allowed just one hit with one walk in 7.1 shutout innings against the Mississippi Braves.
Lodolo, the Reds 1st round pick in 2019, now has a 0.57 ERA in three starts this season. He’s allowed just eight hits and five walks in 15.2 innings and he’s struck out 24 of the 59 batters that he’s faced.