The Cincinnati Reds have made several roster moves this afternoon. Lucas Sims was placed on the injured list with back spasms retroactive to May 11th. The team also optioned Dauri Moreta to Triple-A Louisville. Taking their places on the roster are Jared Solomon and Robert Dugger, who were both called up from Triple-A.

It’s been a tough 24 hours for Dauri Moreta. He had been struggling in May, having given up five runs in 2.2 innings during the month – including three home runs. Then last night he entered the game in the 9th inning with a big lead and proceeded to give up five earned runs – including two more home runs – while not recording an out. His ERA ballooned up to 9.88 on the season after the outing was completed. He’ll head back to Louisville to try and get things straightened out with the Bats.

Robert Dugger is back with the Reds. He was designated for assignment on Sunday and cleared waivers earlier this week before being outrighted to Triple-A. In his only appearance with the Reds he allowed three runs in 3.0 innings with a walk and five strikeouts, pitching in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

Jared Solomon is also back with the Reds. Like Dugger, he was with Cincinnati for their doubleheader on Saturday. Solomon was the 27th man that was allowed to be active and he was sent back down to Triple-A on Sunday. The righty reliever threw a shutout inning in his appearance, giving up a hit and a walk, but striking out two batters. This season between his time in Double-A and Triple-A he allowed just three hits in 10.2 innings to go along with three walks and 11 strikeouts. He’s yet to allow a run this season, earned or unearned.

Cincinnati now has 14 players on the inured list. That puts them atop the list once again. The Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins have 13 players on the injured list.

12 Responses

  1. Jim Walker

    Not a huge surprise about Sims. It seemed obvious he was not available Wednesday when he was not used after the Moreta meltdown.

    Is there going to be a 40 man move to open a spot for Dugger or can they swing it with some COVID list magic?

  2. Mark Moore

    Well, this we cannot lay at the feet of DTBell or the coaching staff. Maybe it’s just a really bad case of “evil juju” and somebody needs to buy a case of rum for Jobu.

    Just when you think it can’t get worse …

    • DaveCT

      Outside of a blood sacrifice, perhaps some of Jose Rijo’s snake oil will help.

  3. Randy Peterson

    What is it with filthy rich baseball players…why are they always hurt?

    • greenmtred

      Because they are baseball players. They run fast, change direction, stop and start, throw hard, swing bats hard….Money doesn’t protect them from that.

  4. Kevin H

    I was curious so typed mlb team injuries. Espn has a break down. Although I didn’t look at ever team’s list or count, just by the eye test a lot of teams are dealing with injuries. Not just the reds.

  5. DaveCT

    I’m excited to see Solomon, having missed his debut.

  6. Redsvol

    Solomon definitely worth a look. I didn’t think Duggar did all that bad. They threw him into a bad situation and his first two innings were fine. I think it’s time for Jeff Hoffman to pitch a higher leverage role to see if he can handle it. Sims is always hurt.

  7. Eddie

    Solomon was terrible and way he pitch was odd and look uncomfortable