Prior to the game tonight against the New York Yankees, the Cincinnati Reds announced that they had placed Mike Moustakas on the injured list and called up Max Schrock.
Mike Moustakas was placed on the injured list with no designation. That means he’s been moved to the COVID injured list, but as we always are sure to point out – that does not mean that he has tested positive. It could mean he was a close contact of someone, or that he exhibited symptoms that could be COVID. He joins outfielder Albert Almora Jr. on the list.
Moustakas has struggled this season – hitting just .210/.298/.337 for Cincinnati in 63 games. He had been in a big slump in July, but had hits in each of his last three games, including two home runs.
Max Schrock began the season on the injured list and missed all of April and May, as well as half of June before returning to the Reds roster. He spent the first week coming off of the bench, going 2-6 in single plate appearances over six games. Schrock then got more playing time, racking up 19 plate appearances in his next five games but only picking up two singles and a walk. Cincinnati then optioned him to Triple-A on July 5th. He only played in three games with Louisville, going 4-10 with a double, home run, and a walk.