Cincinnati Reds utilityman/reliever Alex Blandino has been placed on the 10-day injured list and the team has recalled right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau from Triple-A Louisville.
The Reds announced these moves on Saturday morning, noting that Alex Blandino has a broken right hand. Last night he was one of FOUR Cincinnati Reds that were hit by a pitch. That came one night after the Cardinals hit THREE Reds players with a pitch. It will be interesting to see how many Reds players get suspended over their getting in the way of St. Louis pitches.
Ashton Goudeau was the scheduled starter for the Louisville Bats today, so in Triple-A the team will be turning to someone else. Goudeau, assuming there are no travel related issues in arriving in time to St. Louis would be available to pitch today and could provide multiple innings if needed.
Cincinnati has an ever expanding injured list. Both Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino are rehabbing with the Louisville Bats, though it should be noted that Aquino did not play in either of the Bats games in Friday’s doubleheader after he played on Thursday. Votto played in both games, going 0-7 on a night when Louisville managed three total hits between the two games. Not all news was bad from Louisville, though, as pitching prospect Tony Santillan struck out 13 batters in game one (video and a more detailed write up at the link) and threw a complete game.
Votto and Aquino are getting closer to returning, but Mike Moustakas, Nick Senzel, and Max Schrock are also on the teams injured list from the position player pool. That leaves them with a healthy infield of catchers Tucker Barnhart and Tyler Stephenson, Kyle Farmer, Jonathan India, Eugenio Suárez, and Mike Freeman.
Saturday lineup notes
The Reds announced their starting lineup as this article was being written. Eugenio Suárez is out of the leadoff spot – at least for today – and Jonathan India has moved up to take over the #1 spot. Suárez is down in the 6-hole for Cincinnati this afternoon.