Senzel, Cincinnati's top prospect and No. 5 in all of baseball according to MLB Pipeline, sustained the injury in a game with Triple-A Louisville last Friday. He fielded a ground ball in the first inning that took a high hop toward him, which he thought had jammed his finger. A couple of plays later, he was relaying a throw as the cutoff man and felt his finger pop as he released the baseball. Senzel quickly exited the game as the pain intensified and the finger began to swell.
Senzel thrived this season in Louisville, slashing .310/.378/.509 in 44 games with 12 doubles, six home runs and 25 RBIs. He missed nearly a month earlier in the season while dealing with symptoms of vertigo.
While there was no set plan for when Senzel would be promoted to the Majors, Reds manager Jim Riggleman acknowledged he thought there was a good chance would join the big league club by the end of the regular season. Senzel echoed those sentiments during a teleconference on Sunday.
There is no timetable for Senzel's return, but he will rehab the injury in Cincinnati.
Brian Rippee is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati.