Injuries & Moves: McLain to begin rehab assignment

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10-day and 15-day IL

IF (right oblique strain)
Expected return: Sept. 26
McLain will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville and is expected to play two games before returning on Sept. 26 at Cleveland. If he feels well, manager David Bell said it’s possible he returns a day early, though there would have to be a discussion about if it would be the best move for him, as he hasn’t taken at-bats since an MRI revealed a strain in his right oblique on Aug. 28. (Last updated: Sept. 23)

OF (right groin strain)
Expected return: 2024
Bader underwent an MRI on Sept. 18 that revealed a sports hernia and a strained abductor and elected to receive season-ending surgery. He’s been rehabbing at home in New York since landing on the injured list. (Last updated: Sept. 23)

RHP (right elbow discomfort)
Expected return: TBD
Antone was expected to rejoin the Reds before the end of the regular season, but manager David Bell said on Sept. 23 that Antone is progressing slower than expected and is unlikely to return before the season’s end and would likely miss a postseason run as well. The reliever has made just five appearances since Aug. 24, 2021, after Tommy John surgery canceled his entire '22 season and a flexor strain in his right forearm stole much of '23. (Last updated: Sept. 23)

INF (left oblique strain)
Expected return: September
Newman began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Sept. 5, a few weeks after he suffered an oblique strain during a pregame double-play drill. He was placed on the IL on Aug. 19 (retroactive to Aug. 16) and is not expected to miss much time. Newman has played all four infield positions this season. He was slashing .253/.311/.364 prior to his injury. (Last updated: Sept. 5)

C (left foot contusion)
Expected return: September
Casali, who has been on the injured list since July 24 after fouling a ball off his foot in the batting cage a day earlier, had his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville halted after six games on Aug. 24 because of an illness. There was no timetable for when it would resume. (Last updated: Aug. 24)

60-day IL

RHP (stress reaction in right big toe)
Expected return:
Ashcraft had successful surgery in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 19 and was expected to make a full recovery well ahead of 2024 Spring Training. He exited what turned out to be his final start on Sept. 1 after five-plus innings because of pain in his right big toe and was diagnosed with a stress reaction the next day. He was moved to the 60-day IL on Sept. 18. (Last updated: Sept. 20)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2024
Gutierrez was returned from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville due to triceps pain. He was diagnosed with bone chips in his right elbow and scheduled for surgery to remove them on Sept. 20. The injury was not considered related to the surgery he had in 2022. (Last updated: Sept. 18)

LHP (left tibia stress reaction)
Expected return: 2024
Reds general manager Nick Krall confirmed on Aug. 31 that Lodolo's season is over after the left-hander received a second opinion in New York about his injury the previous day. Manager David Bell said that Lodolo would not have surgery or return to wearing a boot. The expectation is that rest will let his leg heal, and could have him able to return for next season. Out since mid-May, Lodolo endured a setback on Aug. 20 during his rehab start with Triple-A Louisville. An MRI exam revealed a reccurretnce of a stress reaction in his left tibia. (Last updated: Sept. 1)

RHP (right shoulder)
Expected return: 2024
Dunn received a second opinion on his shoulder after experiencing a setback in his recovery, and learned that he would need season-ending surgery to repair the anterior capsule. He made three appearances for Triple-A Louisville before his rehab assignment was halted on Aug. 24.

The right-hander, who has dealt with shoulder issues in each of the past two seasons, has been out since Spring Training because of soreness in the subscapularis muscle in his right rotator cuff. (Last updated: Sept. 1)

LHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2024
Sanmartin underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow on July 7, it was revealed on July 28. He originally was diagnosed with a stress reaction after he left a relief outing on May 7. (Last updated: July 28)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2024
Overton underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on May 23. His elbow and arm were not responding well to certain throwing distances during long tossing at Goodyear, Ariz., which is when the Reds discovered the issue. The right-hander has been on the IL since April 15. (Last updated: May 25)