Injuries & Roster Moves: SD return for Moose

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Keep track of the Reds’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 13: Moved OF to 60-day injured list
Senzel, who had left knee surgery, wasn’t expected back until around the All-Star break anyway. The roster move lines up to have him eligible to return on July 17, which is two games after the start of the second half of the season.

June 13: Activated OF from the 60-day injured list
Aquino was 5-for-19 with a home run and two doubles during his six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville.

June 13: Optioned OF to Triple-A Louisville

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

3B/1B Mike Moustakas (right heel contusion)
Expected return:
June 17-20
The Reds sent Moustakas on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Louisville, where David Bell says he will play when the Bats head to Omaha starting June 15. Moustakas has been on the injured list since May 20, but he is expected to join the big league club when the Reds face the Padres. Though Bell couldn't pinpoint an exact date for Moustakas' return, it will come sometime during the four-game series in San Diego. 

"It was a pretty significant injury, so for him to be back as quick -- once we knew exactly what it was, it's actually quicker than I thought," Bell said. "I know he's worked hard and the medical staff has worked hard to get him back quick." (Last updated: June 14)

RHP Sonny Gray (right groin strain)
Expected return: TBD
Manager David Bell didn't have any breaking news regarding Gray on June 14, which he said is still good news. Gray is improving every day and went on the team's road trip (along with some other injured players) according to Bell, but there is no set date for his return. Gray was removed prior to the top of the fourth against the Brewers on June 8 after feeling a pull in his groin while warming up between innings. He was placed on the IL on June 9. (Last updated: June 14)

RHP Tejay Antone (right forearm inflammation)
Expected return:
June 18
Antone could have pitched through the forearm soreness, but it was starting to cause him to miss more days of availability in order to recover. The hope is the rest will calm down the inflammation and he will be ready to pitch on the first day he is eligible for activation. (Last updated: June 11)

RHP Michael Feliz (right elbow)
Expected return: TBD
Feliz was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow injury on June 8. In his last appearance on June 6, Feliz was charged with five earned runs without recording an out against the Cardinals. His placement is retroactive to June 7. (Last updated: June 8)

IF Alex Blandino (broken right hand)
Expected return: 3-6 weeks
Blandino was hit on the hand by a pitch from the Cardinals’ Jake Woodford during the Reds' 6-4 win on June 4. Manager David Bell said it was a clean break and that the injury would not require surgery. (Last updated: June 5)

INF Max Schrock (left calf)
Expected return:
TBD
Schrock departed the club's May 31 win over the Phillies after tweaking his left calf between first and second base on a seventh-inning double. He was placed on the 10-day injured list on June 1. (Last updated: June 1)

RHP Jeff Hoffman (right shoulder impingement)
Expected return:
TBD
Hoffman exited the May 26 game vs. the Nationals with right shoulder soreness after tossing just 1 1/3 innings and walking five batters and landed on the 10-day injured list. (Last updated: May 27)

60-day IL

OF Nick Senzel (left knee surgery)
Expected return:
July 17
Senzel underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on May 28 to clean out damaged cartilage behind the patella of his left knee. He was transferred to the 60-day IL on June 13, and his eligible return date lines up with the expectation that he could play again for the Reds just after the All-Star break. (Last updated: June 13)

RHP Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder strain)
Expected return:
Some time after the All-Star break
Lorenzen is still rehabilitating in Arizona but he is pleased with his progress. Manager David Bell revealed that the right-hander is no longer a candidate to go into the rotation and will be working his way back to a bullpen role in the second half.

“I spoke with Michael yesterday. He’s excited,” Bell said. “He had a great day yesterday. He said everything he did yesterday felt like he was never injured. There’s still some steps. There is still a progression. But he’s very determined to get back and help our team. The time is moving pretty slow for him, especially as he watches our games on TV. He can’t wait to get back. Maybe it’s an All-Star break thing for him. He will come back as a reliever. He’s not going to have to build up to be a starter. We’ll get him back quicker that way.” (Last updated: June 3)