The Cincinnati Reds made a set of roster moves this evening, 105 minutes prior to the game they activated outfielder Nick Senzel and placed Tyler Naquin on the injured list with no designation.

There are a few things to tackle here – first is that this came at the Reds quickly. Earlier today it was reported that Nick Senzel was feeling better after having a stomach flu and would be activated on Tuesday. But all of that changed when Tyler Naquin got sick. We know that much because he was placed on the injured list with no injury designation. That’s the same list that Nick Senzel was on. Both Senzel and reliever Ryan Hendrix were sick this past week, so it’s possible that Naquin caught the same thing that they had. While teams don’t have to specify a player is on the COVID injury list, when they place someone on the injury list without an injury designation, that’s what’s going on. But that doesn’t mean the player has COVID, just that they are showing symptoms that could be COVID even if there is no positive test. There is no time limit on when a player could return from this injured list.

The roster move meant that the Reds had to make a change to their lineup because Tyler Naquin was originally batting second and starting in right field for Cincinnati.

17 Responses

  1. Ryan

    The common cold could “appear” to be COVID; aren’t all these player’s vaccinated? Good grief!

    • JB

      They can still catch it even if vaccinated.

      • Tom

        My wife has covid right now and she’s fully vaccinated. As am I. Thankfully, I don’t have covid. Unfortunately, I have had swollen and sore lymph nodes in my arm pit for the last 11 months from the vaccination. So maybe let people make their own medical decisions.

      • Oldtimer

        I’m also Tom. I was double vaxxed in early 2021 and boosted later in 2021. I had no side effects whatsoever. Not one. I have not had COVID yet.

        Agree. Let people choose.

  2. Mark Moore

    Technically, the common cold is a COVID-type virus. This rule is a weird one, but …

    So Nick doesn’t start tonight from what I can see. Not sure I’ll watch much, but I may tune in to see what Lodolo can offer.

  3. Magnum 44

    Everything is Covid-19 and I got all my shots….. just a hunch they got some bad food in L.A.

  4. Indy Red Man

    I got vaccinated in 2020, but just got Covid. It happens. I only really felt bad that first night last week, but I’m getting stir crazy sitting in the house. I can’t go back to work til all my symptoms clear and I pass a test.

  5. Indy Red Man

    How bout you beat the tag to 2nd or 3rd and you’re safe. A grown man running full speed is going to move forward and is it good for the game to discourage running with these ticky-tacky penalties?

  6. Eddie

    Not vaccinated so tired of covid talk. Sorry anyone had it but haven’t n not vaccinated but seems like the vaccinated help this team the way they playing look the cold weather hitting reds hard like all these cold gray raining days in ohio while they r in Cal

  7. Old-school

    So spreading non covid viruses still exist particularly in group settings- college dorms and military settings and preschools and traveling groups of people in close quarters. Why the Reds changed policy in 2019 after Seattle road trip/ team flu

    Glad senzel isnt out till august with hidden injury as some suggested.

    • Jim Walker

      Yeah. I was starting to wonder if something got scrambled with Senzel’s innards from Pham’s head plowing into him during the collision. Not all that kind of stuff is readily revealed with typical level 1 trauma exams if the person is not presenting with immediate symptoms.

      But it sounds like NS is over the hump and other cases are actually a good sign in regard to his situation.

  8. Pat Conrad

    I just want them to start hitting! They are professional ballplayers for goodness sake. Even minor leaguers can hit fly balls. Get some base hits for goodness sake. Quit going for the home runs and just get on base!