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.