The Cincinnati Reds announced five roster moves on Friday afternoon. The biggest one is that they placed outfielder Nick Castellanos on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 20th. He announced on Wednesday evening that he got a CT scan earlier in the day and it revealed a microfracture in his wrist that was suffered when he was hit by a pitcher. As of right now it’s still unknown how long Castellanos will be out. What is known is that it’s going to likely leave a big hole in the Reds lineup.
The Reds also announced that left-handed pitcher Amir Garrett was placed on the 3-day paternity list. They didn’t include #girldad, but congratulations to that family for their new addition.
Taking their places on the roster, at least for the time being, will be right-handed pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez and infielder Alejo Lopez. Gutierrez had been in the Reds rotation for the last two months before he was optioned back to Triple-A following his start earlier this week. Lopez, who had torn up Double-A and Triple-A earlier this season had spent several weeks with the Reds recently, but was mostly used as a pinch hitter off of the bench and was getting limited playing time before he was optioned back to the minors last week.
Cincinnati also announced that they released right-handed pitcher José De León. He had spent time with the Reds this year, and last year. In his parts of two seasons with the Reds he posted an ERA of 10.73 in 24.1 innings with 22 walks and 43 strikeouts. While in Triple-A this season with Louisville he posted a 4.63 ERA in 11.2 innings with seven walks and 19 strikeouts. He last pitched in early July and left a game with an injury. He was strangely never placed on the injured list with the Bats, but didn’t pitch for the last three weeks.