The Cincinnati Reds placed Jonathan India on the 10-day injured list prior to today’s game against the Colorado Rockies. The move was retroactive to Saturday. Alejo Lopez was recalled from the taxi squad to replace him on the roster.

Earlier today the team announced that Jake Fraley had been put on the injured list with knee inflammation and that they had recalled TJ Friedl from Triple-A. They also put Alejo Lopez on the taxi squad. It would seem in the hour and a half between then and now, the Reds determined that Jonathan India’s hamstring needed even more rest and made the move to place him on the injured list.

For Jonathan India, his return from the hamstring injury and injured list lasted just a handful of days. He started back-to-back games against San Diego, and then pinch hit in the series finale. He then started the first game in Colorado before being given an off day yesterday. Initially he was said to be getting the day off today, which with an off day tomorrow would have realistically given him three days off in four days. Now he’ll get another 10 days to rest and try to get his hamstring in the right place for him to return and hopefully be 100% this time around.

Cincinnati is now sitting with 13 players on the injured list:

  • Tejay Antone
  • Jose Barrero
  • Luis Castillo
  • Daniel Duarte
  • Justin Dunn
  • Jake Fraley
  • Jonathan India
  • Nick Lodolo
  • Mike Minor
  • Max Schrock
  • Donovan Solano
  • Tyler Stephenson
  • Justin Wilson

When tomorrow rolls around and rosters have to be lowered to 26 players, the Reds will literally have half of a team on the injured list. That’s certainly one way to go about having the worst start in franchise history. There are many issues happening that’s helped the team get out to such a start, but having half of the team on the injured list certainly isn’t doing them any favors.

22 Responses

    • Nelson coble

      This is a bad team. Drury has done well. The scapegoat should be the owner who approved assembling this roster. Maybe Elon will buy them.

  1. LDS

    Who didn’t see this coming? Bell telegraphed it with his usual spin.

  2. Daytonnati

    We just can’t have nice things.

  3. KDJ

    I been around long enough to know that some people are fine with losing as long as they have an excuse. I am concerned this just gives management a place to deflect blame.

  4. Votto4life

    Injuries just give ownership an excuse for losing. This a bad baseball team healthy or otherwise.

    How long before India is moved to the 69 day IL?

  5. Jon

    Krall will just end up using injuries as the excuse when in reality it was him slicing up the roster this winter and leaving the Reds with absolutely no depth.

    • Doc

      Was that Krall’s decision, or was he given orders?

      • Votto4life

        Krall’s orders were to cut salaries, so it’s not entirely his fault, but obviously he cut payroll deeper then necessary to take on Mike Minor and Tommy Pham’s contracts. Plenty of blame to go around.

  6. Doc

    Instead of geographical divisions, perhaps mlb needs to group teams by revenue. At least the revenue challenged teams would be competing on an even level within their division.

  7. MK

    Counting today as another loss if the Reds go .500 the rest of the way( and what is the chance of that) they lose 92 games.

  8. Doc4uk

    Players apparently did very little over the winter to stay in baseball shape! No team has ever had so many muscle injuries and most indicate they were not stretched out and were prone to injury. Then management did nothing to push conditioning in Arizona . India, Solano, Drury, Castillo, Minor, Wilson, Fraley, Duarte, Moose, Lodolo, and Shrock. All muscle issues or shoulder soreness . Bell should be fired tomorrow with his entire coaching staff.

    Then there are the poor signings including Akiyama (anyone know where he is ) , Minor, Dunn, Solano, Moran, Strickland, Moose, and others. Krall should be fired tomorrow as well.

    • Luke J

      Akiyama signed a minor league deal with San Diego.

  9. Bill

    Doc4uk I agree 100%. This whole staff from the GM, Bell and the coaches should all be fired yesterday

  10. Bill

    This team is a train wreck. They all should have been fired yesterday. A total embarrassment

  11. Pat Conrad

    I thought it would be bad, but this team is simply awful. Even the veterans can’t hit. Not only should reds ownership be embarrassed, major league baseball should be embarrassed for letting this team even be considered a professional team.

  12. Michael B. Green

    Phil Castellini needs to find a replacement – even if it is a temporary PR move.

    One or more of the Manager, Hitting or Pitch Coach(es) need fired. With their pedigree, they will certainly catch on elsewhere. This is probably the players’ performance at fault – just like most firings.

    The Bull in the China Shop needs to eat some humble pie and realize that his moves failed miserably and if he cannot learn and grow, then he needs to go.

    CIN brass needs to seriously looked at what has worked in the past and for other Midwest teams. That has typically meant a team that is aggressive on the bases and not at all reliant on the 3R HR.

    Yes, the successful Reds teams of the past played at home on turf, but their strength was their competitiveness. I don’t see that anywhere with this team. Normally, a Manager gets aggressive and tries to make things happen. I see that maybe once a game. Otherwise, they are a station-to-station team.

    The other night was a perfect example. 3 straight singles and then a GIDP. 1 run. No team in this big of a slump follows that line.

    Baseball is a marathon. Does anyone see a single player that is on pace for a career year at this point?

    Time to shuffle things up to wake this franchise up.

    I’ve wanted Larkin to manage this team for a very long time, but I hope he passes with this group. I’d wait unit their is an ownership that is truly committed to winning and not one that sounds like a politician trying to convince its fools they they are committed – while trying to just worry about making money.

  13. Gary

    Doc, on the surface grouping teams by revenue would seem to be an option to solve some problems within MLB. Is it even feasible to think something like that would or could work? Many years ago, during one of the Reds’ broadcasts and a discussion on team payroll, economic, salary caps and CBA issues dogging baseball in this era, I heard Marty Brennaman state words to this effect. I certainly cannot remember exact wordings of his opinions, so obviously I’m paraphrasing here. But he basically said he felt like the only thing that’s ever going to “fix” the game, is to do away with the American League and National League as we have known them all our lives. And then create a “small market league” and a “large market league”. That’s basically the premise of grouping teams by annual revenues and then letting the teams compete within their own markets. The players’ union and management positions, over many years have more than demonstrated an apparent unwillingness to amicably and permanently resolve issues that have been around since the dawn of free agency. For professional baseball to continue prospering and surviving, it’s appearing more and more that a total “restructuring” of Major League Baseball may soon be in order.