The Cincinnati Reds have designated Max Schrock for assignment, optioned right-handed reliever Dauri Moreta to Triple-A Louisville, and called up right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson and added him to the 40-man roster.
We all knew that the move to add Chase Anderson to the 40-man roster was coming. He has been listed as the probable starting pitcher for Monday evening’s game for a few days and he wasn’t on the roster. Of course, Anderson wasn’t even in the organization a week ago, either. He opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and became a free agent, then quickly signed with the Reds who added him to their taxi squad over the weekend.
Max Schrock’s 2022 season was one that he would like to forget. Late in spring training he strained his calf muscle. He would miss the first six weeks of the season before beginning a rehab assignment in Triple-A Louisville on May 28th. He would utilize every bit of his available rehab time before returning to the big league roster on June 17th. He spent two weeks in the big leagues, going 4-25, before being optioned back to Triple-A. He didn’t stay there long, being called up 10 days later but during the All-Star break he was optioned back to Triple-A. Eight days later he fouled a ball off of his kneecap and broke it. He’s been on the injured list ever since.
While the move of Max Schrock off of the 40-man roster cleared an opening there for Chase Anderson the team still needed to make a spot on the 26-man big league roster. For that to happen they optioned reliever Dauri Moreta back to Triple-A. He’s been back-and-forth this season between Triple-A and the big leagues with Cincinnati. His most recent stint with the Reds was for one single outing when he threw 1.1 perfect innings last week against the Phillies. In July he pitched in nine games with the Reds and allowed runs in just one of them, but it was a tough one as he allowed four earned runs in the 10th inning of a loss to the Mets. That is one of only two games he’s allowed runs in for the Reds since his initial demotion back to Louisville in mid-May. He’s thrown in 16 games for Cincinnati since and posted a 3.00 ERA in 18.0 innings with three walks and 16 strikeouts since.