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.

14 Responses

  1. CI3J

    That last sentence is good news. Hopefully Lodolo can start ramping up and doesn’t suffer any setbacks.

    A big “What If…?” of this season is to wonder what it would have been like if Greene and Lodolo had stayed healthy and pitched like they did in the latter half of 2022 all season. That’d have to be worth a few more wins.

  2. docproc

    Lots of good news in this–thanks for the comprehensive update.

  3. Indy Red Man

    94 is down a little for Antone, but he’s better then Farmer regardless. Forgot about Dunn and would like to forget about Vlad The Impaled. He doesn’t have it. Dunn didn’t either, but he used to. Seattle version was nasty

    • Optimist

      Vlad is not likely a starter, but he’s a multi-inning guy they could use – probably better than Cruz or Duarte, and Farmer and Gibaut may be fading (not from use, just regression to normal levels).

      Sounds like a Lodolo timetable doesn’t get him to a starter’s limits – perhaps a few weeks to close the season out of the bullpen.

      Still – good news all things considered, except Fraley.

  4. LarkinPhillips

    Fraley to IL and Hopkins called up. Fractured bone in his foot.

    • MBS

      I don’t like losing Fraley at all. I am excited to see Hopkins getting the call up. Hopefully they play him regularly.

      Richardson up too, that’s cool. Starting or the pen is the question.

    • Harry Stoner

      Not good news.

      Fraley could be out awhile.

      Big opportunity for Senzel, Hopkins and Fairchild.

      I hope they produce.

      Bell might even be inspired to rethink his lineup.

      Can’t imagine him changing much else in his “managing” style.

      After all: “This won’t change us!” is his rallying cry.

  5. AllTheHype

    Looks like Lyon Richardson gets the start tomorrow.

  6. Tim

    I would be fine if Senzel played nearly every day now that Fraley is out. He should be very motivated with arbitration coming and he is capable of having some power. Building some trade value would be a plus.

    • Roger Garrett

      Starts at third today hitting 8th.

    • VaRedsFan

      He’s had numerous chances over 3-4 seasons.
      He’s should only be a platoon guy vs lefties…as we saw last night

  7. RedsGettingBetter

    I have a doubt about success returning of Antone, thinking he is not the same , having less stuff and it would get worse if he has no curve offering. Let’s see how he will perform in next outings. Vlad has been looking good and strong in his rehab expecting what he can do at triple-A now…

  8. Roger Garrett

    Good news.I also think Santillan and Leguimna,probably spelled both wrong,can help.Not sure on options our roster spots but fresh arms could help.