The Cincinnati Reds have placed right-handed pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez on the injured list and recalled reliever Jared Solomon from Triple-A Louisville.

To say that it’s been a tough sophomore season for Vladimir Gutierrez would be underselling that fact. He’s posted a 7.61 ERA in 10 games – eight starts and two relief appearances – while giving up 46 hits, walking 24 batters, hitting six other batters, and striking out just 29 of the 179 batters that he’s faced this season. He lost his spot in the rotation, only to briefly get back in the rotation due to injury, before winding up back in the bullpen. He had made two appearances out of the bullpen in June and had allowed four hits, two walks, and one earned run in 1.2 innings. Now he’s heading to the injured list with right forearm soreness.

Taking the spot in the bullpen vacated by Gutierrez will be Jared Solomon. He was up earlier this year with Cincinnati and pitched in five games, posting a 3.86 ERA in 4.2 innings with two walks and six strikeouts. He began his season in Double-A Chattanooga where he threw 7.0 shutout innings before being promoted to Triple-A Louisville. He made three appearances there without allowing a run before joining the Reds on May 7th. The righty remained in Cincinnati for the next three weeks before heading back to Louisville at the end of the month. His last outing with the Bats did not go well as he walked four of the five batters he faced and was charged with three earned runs while recording just one out.

10 Responses

  1. Rcsodak

    3/4 of the reds pitching in the entire organization is crap. The ones that do show promise usually languish in the minors and then are used as trade bait, only to come back and bite the team in the butt (see nationals).

      • JohnnyTV

        Likely the only “Tanner for Tanner” trade in MLB history.

    • greenmtred

      It might easily be that 3/4 of the pitching in any organization is crap. We have Ashcraft, Greene and–soon–Lodolo most definitely not languishing in the minors. As for Gray, he rehabbed his career with the Reds (which puts a chink in the Johnson-is-no-good narrative), and I’m sure we all wish him well. His age and injury issues made him a poor candidate for 2023 and beyond.

      • DaveCT

        Think he meant Josiah Gray, GreenMtRed. But I’m in agreement with you. DJ also oversaw a Cy Young Award winning season, by the way. And I will add that the club has as many or more quality pitching prospects as I’ve seen in 40+ years. He’s just uninformed.

  2. Jim Walker

    Per the Reds official site via a tweet in Spanish, the reason Gutierrez was put on the IL was pain in his right (pitching) forearm. This may not bode well as forearm issues are often a precursor (or pointer) to underlying elbow issues. Time will tell.

  3. JohnnyTV

    Los Rojos Twitter site? DMIS. I had no idea.
    As told, this on Gutierrez:
    Colocaron hoy en la lista de lesionados de 15 días al RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (dolor en el antebrazo derecho), retroactivo al sábado y llamaron al RHP Jared Solomon desde Triple-A, Louisville.

  4. DataDumpster

    Interesting tidbit from mlbtraderumors: “Gutierrez was a high-profile international signing with the Reds giving him a $4.75MM bonus in September 2016.” I know with intl. signings there are a lot of hands in the pot but this amount seems excessive. Do many 19 year old American youths get anything close to that? Maybe the development in the foreign leagues allow higher quality younger players to get more visibility, scouting and coaching than typical U.S. collegiate players. In any case, this investment hasn’t paid back very well. Vlad’s minor league record wasn’t so good either. Had me fooled for a while, he may find it someday.