The Cincinnati Reds have activated infielder Donovan Solano from the injured list. He had been on a rehab assignment with the Triple-A Louisville Bats over the past few weeks.
This spring Donovan Solano only played in four games for the Cincinnati Reds before he injured his hamstring. He would miss the rest of the spring, but at first the injury didn’t seem to be as bad as it turned out to be. In mid-April David Bell told the media that Solano may be able to begin a rehab assignment within a week. But instead of that happening it was Solano getting a PRP injection into his hamstring to try and help his recovery. It would then be another five weeks before he would begin his rehab assignment.
The 34-year-old played in nine games over his two weeks with Louisville and he hit the cover off of the ball in that time. He went 10-29 (.345) with two walks, four doubles, and a home run. He posted a .998 OPS with just four strikeouts in his 34 total plate appearances.
Donovan Solano was on the 60-day injured list. The Reds 40-man roster was full, so the team needed to make a 40-man roster move in order to clear out a spot. That move was to transfer left-handed starter Nick Lodolo to the 60-day injured list. That’s not a big deal – he’s already spent 58 days on the injured list and he’s still going to make at least one more rehab start before he’s activated. This move simply buys the Reds another week before they need to make a real 40-man roster move.