When catcher Tyler Stephenson broke his collarbone the good news, if there was any, is that he didn’t need surgery. Well, things have changed and apparently the break shifted since it was initially examined and he will now undergo surgery. This was first reported by C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.

The team also moved him from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. That will keep him out until at least September 21st. There will only be 14 games remaining in the season at that point. Manager David Bell says that the 60-day injured list move doesn’t change the timeline for the return of Stephenson, which means that the team had always been of the belief that this would keep him out for about two months. They hadn’t been public on a timeline with the injury.

Lots of other transactions

The move of Stephenson to the 60-day injured list was one of a handful made by the Reds on Monday prior to the start of their road series in Miami against the Marlins. Albert Almora Jr. was activated from the injured list. Almora had been on rehab in Triple-A with Louisville where he went 2-13 (.154) with two strikeouts in four games played. Hunter Strickland was also activated. The reliever was on the bereavement list.

Outfielder Stuart Fairchild and reliever Ryan Hendrix were both optioned to Triple-A, but with a caveat. The two of them will be staying with the Reds as they were added to the taxi squad for the road trip. They aren’t the only players who were placed on the taxi squad for the trip to Miami. Robert Dugger, who was just named the International League Pitcher of the Week, and catcher Chuckie Robinson will also be joining the team on the taxi squad. Robinson, who has never been in the big leagues, has hit .263/.318/.403 this season in 53 games between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville.

6 Responses

  1. Redsvol

    Figured Stephenson was out for awhile. Broken Collarbones take a long time to heal and surgery will add to the normal time.

    Doug – you didn’t say it but the additions to the taxi squad signal several more active players will be dealt. I was holding out hope we would keep Mahle and 1 of either Drury or Solano. Sadly, this probably won’t be the case. 2023 is going to be rough!

    • BK

      Especially broken collar bone on the throwing shoulder. I think it will be hard for him to return this season.

  2. RedsGettingBetter

    Chuckie Robinson could be making his big leagues debut this week… Hopefully after this very unlucky season to Stephenson , he is gonna enjoy a revenge tour in 2023 and further…

  3. Michael B. Green

    I’m hoping for a call up for Chuckie. True Bull Durham minor leaguer. Has done a great job handling many of CIN’s up-and-coming pitching prospects.

  4. Optimist

    Tyler recovers over the winter – barring the truly extraordinary, no reason for him to return this season. He can break in the new mitts over the winter.

    • Alex Reds

      True. Let’s rush our best player back from a broken collarbone for the last 14 games of the season when we can’t make the playoffs. This can’t possibly make sense unless he’s truly 100%.. but there’s got to be some risk to that within 60 days.