The Cincinnati Reds have placed infielder Mike Moustakas on the 10-day injured list with a calf strain that he suffered in last night’s game against the New York Mets. Taking his place on the roster will be infielder Alejo Lopez who is being called up from Triple-A Louisville.
Both Mike Moustakas and Jonathan India exited the game last night with soft tissue issues. The good news is that India is back in the starting lineup tonight for the Reds. Moustakas, however, isn’t as lucky and will be making another trip to the injured list. This will be the 4th time this season that he’s been placed on the injured list, though one time he only spent one day on the list.
Moustakas was in the middle of a 1-18 slump, with the one hit in that span coming in last night’s game. Alejo Lopez hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire with Louisville of late. Over the last month he’s played in 18 games and hit just .217/.284/.300. He’s only struck out six times in that span, but all of the contact he’s made hasn’t resulted in much production. He will provide some additional position flexibility that Moustakas doesn’t, and he can switch hit and pinch run that could give a few other options coming off of the bench for David Bell.