Injuries & Moves: Senzel out with illness

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

CF Nick Senzel (illness)
Expected return: TBD
Senzel missed his third straight game on Sunday due to the illness, and manager David Bell said he’ll travel on his own down to San Diego for the Reds’ subsequent series. He remains on the team’s COVID injured list, but Bell said he’d tested negative for COVID. — Luca Evans (Last updated: April 17)

2B Jonathan India (right hamstring)
Expected return: TBD
India was not in the lineup for a third straight game on Sunday. Before the game, he said he felt great and the plan was to avoid the injured list, but manager David Bell said the team still hadn’t made a decision about placing India on the IL. — Luca Evans (Last updated: April 17)

10-day and 15-day injured lists

RHP Daniel Duarte (elbow swelling)
Expected return: TBD
The Reds announced on April 17 that Duarte had been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow swelling. Duarte had been called up from Triple-A the previous night, pitching an inning against the Dodgers and allowing one run.

“He was laying there last night, started feeling pain in his elbow and his shoulder,” manager David Bell said. “I’m hoping it’s nothing serious, because that was a lot for him yesterday.” — Luca Evans (Last updated: April 17)

RHP Lucas Sims (back spasms)
Expected return: April 22
Manager David Bell said Sims was scheduled to make two more Minor League appearances, the final coming on Wednesday, before his expected return Friday. — Luca Evans (Last updated: April 17)

LHP Mike Minor (sore left shoulder)
Expected return:
Minor is headed back to Cincinnati to have his left shoulder examined after experiencing a setback in his rehab. Minor allowed six runs in one inning during his rehab assignment with Double-A Chattanooga on April 13. Manager David Bell said that Minor will have to restart his rehab program, as the soreness is persistent, pushing back his return date by a month. — Megan Garcia (Last updated: April 15)

RHP Luis Castillo (right shoulder soreness)
Expected return: Late April
Castillo tossed 20 pitches in a live bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on April 15. Manager David Bell said Castillo’s fastball registered at 94-95 mph. The next step in his throwing program will be another bullpen session on April 19, when the team is in San Diego. — Megan Garcia (Last updated: April 15)

INF Donovan Solano (left hamstring)
Expected return:
Solano is continuing to make progress in his rehab.

“He ran yesterday and took some ground balls today,” manager David Bell said. “He’s getting close, not in the next week close, but he’s making big steps toward getting back.”

Solano stood in the batter’s box against Mike Minor and Nick Lodolo as they both pitched in their simulated games on April 8. — Mark Sheldon (Last updated: April 10)

SS Jose Barrero (left wrist surgery)
Expected return: Day to day
Barrero is having surgery in Scottsdale, Ariz., to repair the broken hook of a hamate bone in his left wrist, and he’s expected to be out six weeks.

Without many true shortstops in camp, Cincinnati moved Miguel Hernandez to big league camp from the Minor League side. Recently signed veteran Donovan Solano will also see action at shortstop behind incumbent regular Kyle Farmer. — Mark Sheldon (Last updated: March 22)

IF/OF Max Schrock (left calf strain)
Expected return:
Mid June
Schrock exited on April 3 vs. Arizona after sustaining a strained left calf. He grounded out sharply in the second inning, but he was unable to make it down the first-base line. Manager David Bell confirmed on April 4 that Schrock would be shut down for the next four to six weeks due to the ailment and would initially remain in Arizona to receive treatment. The timing couldn’t be worse for Schrock, who was in strong consideration to make the Opening Day roster after a torrid spring. Across 11 Cactus League games, he slashed .609/.630/.826. — Jesse Borek (Last updated: April 5)

RHP Justin Dunn (shoulder)
Expected return: TBD
Dunn will be sidelined with a shoulder issue that was not unexpected for the Reds. The 26-year-old, who was acquired in a deal from the Mariners, last pitched in a big league game on June 17 and missed the rest of the season with right shoulder inflammation.

“We knew that when we traded for him,” manager David Bell said. “It’s going to be a couple of months before we see him pitch.” — Mark Sheldon (Last updated: March 22)

RHP Tejay Antone (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2023
Antone had Tommy John surgery performed on his right elbow on Aug. 27 by team medical Dr. Tim Kremchek in Cincinnati. It is Antone’s second such surgery on the elbow after he also had one as a Minor Leaguer in 2017.

The Reds activated Antone on Aug. 24 after he missed 52 games with a right forearm strain. Five pitches into his return during the eighth inning of a 7-4 loss to the Brewers, he grabbed his arm in pain and left the game. — Mark Sheldon (Last updated: Aug. 27)