The Cincinnati Reds made a plethora of roster moves today. The club has optioned Nick Senzel to Triple-A Louisville and called up outfielder Henry Ramos from Louisville to replace him on the roster. They needed to make room on the 40-man roster for Ramos, so they designated reliever Eduardo Salazar for assignment. Cincinnati also sent both Curt Casali and Nick Lodolo on rehab assignments.
It’s been a tough season for Nick Senzel. He’s played in parts of 80 games for the Reds this season and has hit .219/.290/.368 with nine doubles and nine home runs in 269 plate appearances. He’s played a little bit of everywhere in 2023, seeing time in left field, right field, center field, third base, and second base.
Taking his spot is Henry Ramos. He’s an outfielder only, but the Reds have plenty of options for the infield for now. Ramos was up with the club earlier this season and in 18 games he hit .242/.356/.306. While in Triple-A Louisville he’s hit .315/.399/.522. Last night he hit a 495-foot home run according to the Hawkeye system in St. Paul.
Reliever Eduardo Salazar was designated for assignment. He pitched in eight games for the Reds earlier this year. He struggled, posting an 8.03 ERA while giving up 16 hits, five walks, hitting four batters, and striking out five batters in 12.1 innings. His time in Triple-A was a struggle, too, as he posted an ERA of 8.24 in 19.2 innings with as many walks as strikeouts – 13.
Curt Casali is set to begin his rehab assignment tonight in St. Paul with the Louisville Bats. He last played on July 18th against San Francisco before he went on the injured list with a left foot contusion.
Nick Lodolo is also starting a rehab assignment tonight, though his is likely to be much longer. Unlike position players who only get 20 days, pitchers can have up to 30 days to complete their rehab assignments. The lefty last took the mound in a game on May 6th against the White Sox in a 5-3 Reds win. Having missed three months, he’s going to need plenty of time to build back up.