Tonight in Louisville the Cincinnati Reds will have at least a trio of big leaguers rehabbing. Hunter Greene is scheduled to start and throw 3.0 innings for the Bats. Tejay Antone and Vladimir Gutierrez are also both slated to pitch in the game. Casey Legumina, according to the Reds game notes on Friday night, could pitch in the game.
Hunter Greene has one rehab start under his belt, throwing 2.0 shutout innings with one hit, no walks, and three strikeouts on August 1st in Goodyear for the Arizona Complex League rookie-level team. His last outing in a game prior to that came on June 17th against the Houston Astros. Greene is tentatively set to return for the Reds on August 20th. With him taking the mound every five days, he is likely to be asked to go four innings the next time out, then five innings the time after that, which would then lead to his return on the 20th for the Reds.
Tejay Antone will be making his 4th rehab appearance tonight. He pitched twice in Arizona for the rookie-level team and then on August 2nd he threw a perfect inning for Louisville with a strikeout.
In his first rehab outing, Antone’s fastball was 94 MPH (with rounding every one of them would have been listed at 94). During his time in the big leagues, prior to having his second Tommy John surgery, Antone was throwing a fastball, slider, and a curveball. During his outing with Louisville earlier this week he only threw a slider as a secondary offering. It was a quick inning, so maybe he just didn’t throw it, but it’s worth keeping an eye on tonight to see if he throws it or if the curveball doesn’t show up again. He can continue his rehab until August 23rd. After that date he will have to be activated or placed back on the injured list (or placed back on the injured list).
Like Antone, Vladimir Gutierrez made two appearances on rehab with the Arizona Complex League Reds out in Goodyear. His first outing was on July 28th with a hitless inning with two walks and two strikeouts and he returned with a perfect inning on August 1st with a strikeout. Tonight will be his first outing in Triple-A as he comes back from Tommy John surgery. There’s not a “set” return date, but he can remain on his rehab assignment through August 26th before the team has to make a decision on whether to activate him or put him back on the injured list and shut him down.
Justin Dunn was scheduled to throw on the side on Friday out in Arizona and this upcoming Tuesday he’s scheduled to throw live batting practice. Nick Lodolo is scheduled to throw live batting practice in Arizona on Monday.