The Cincinnati Reds have activated Max Schrock from the injured list. The team also placed right-handed reliever Tony Santillan on the 15-day injured list with a back issue. In their third move, the Reds moved Lucas Sims to the 60-day injured list – he is also dealing with a back issue. The moving of Sims to the 60-day opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for Schrock, who had been on the 60-day injured list.
Max Schrock had been out since spring training. His time on his rehab assignment ran out. He had played in 11 games with Triple-A Louisville and went 11-39 (.282) with a home run and two walks in his time down in the International League. Schrock gives Cincinnati tons of flexibility. Last season he played every position on the field except shortstop or catcher. Yeah, in case you forgot, he pitched in two different games. At the plate he hit .288/.328/.448 in 2021 in the big leagues.
Tony Santillan is heading to the injured list after dealing with a back injury. The injured list is back to being 15 days (it had been 10 earlier this year), so he’s going to miss at least two weeks. This season has been up-and-down for Santillan. He’s allowed just one home run in 19.2 innings and he’s struck out 21 batters. But he’s also posted a 5.49 ERA, allowed 23 hits, and he’s walked 12 while hitting another 4.
Lucas Sims missed the first two weeks of the regular season before making his debut on April 23rd. But three weeks later he went back to the injured list, making his last appearance on May 10th. Moving him to the 60-day injured list would mean that he won’t be eligible to return until July 10th if he’s ready by then.
In a rule that was supposed to take place in 2020 but never did, Major League Baseball notified teams on Thursday that beginning this Monday the limit on pitchers you can have on your big league roster will be 13. It had been 14 up to today.