Hunter Greene placed on IL with shoulder injury

MILWAUKEE — Already near his innings whole from final yr within the Minors, Reds rookie beginning pitcher Hunter Greene was feeling the results of the workload with two months left to go within the 2022 season.

When Greene did not really feel nice throughout a bullpen session on Friday, Cincinnati took no possibilities and placed him on the 15-day injured checklist on Friday with a proper shoulder pressure.

“He’s going again to get checked out and have an examination,” Reds supervisor David Bell stated. “It’s severe sufficient to go on the IL however hopefully no extra severe than retaining him out for 15 days then having him again so he can end out his first season right here robust. It was sufficient of a priority to take a better look and simply put a pause on issues not less than for the 15 days.”

The transfer is retroactive to Tuesday. Greene was changed on the roster by reliever Ryan Hendrix, who was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.

“Just slightly arm fatigue,” Greene stated. “I simply need to be cautious with it and go about it the best manner. We’ll simply see the place it goes.”

Greene will head to Cincinnati on Saturday to be examined by crew medical doctors.

“It is irritating to need to deal with it, however it’s what it’s,” Greene stated. “Definitely wanting in the direction of the positives to get again as quickly as attainable.”

Overall, it has been a difficult rookie season for Greene. The right-hander is 4-12 with a 5.26 ERA in 20 begins however leads the crew with 127 strikeouts. He’s additionally second within the Majors with 23 dwelling runs allowed.

Greene has pitched 102 2/3 innings this season after he labored 106 1/3 in 2021 for Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville in ’21. Before debuting within the massive leagues in April, he logged a complete of 179 innings over three Minor League seasons, which included an over two-year hole from pitching attributable to Tommy John surgical procedure on his proper elbow and the cancellation of the ’20 Minor League season due to COVID-19.

“Definitely need to preserve pushing by means of,” Greene stated. “I do not need to put a timeline on [the injury]. We’ll see the place it goes.”

Greene was scheduled to begin on Sunday vs. the Brewers. A substitute has not been introduced. The crew’s rotation has already seen the departures of veterans Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle in trades over the previous week.

During Monday’s 3-1 Reds victory over the Marlins, the 22-year-old Greene was sharp as he pitched six scoreless innings with one hit allowed, two hit batters and eight strikeouts.

“It’s one thing that he is truly felt once in a while and he simply felt it slightly extra throughout his final begin,” Bell stated. “We thought he was going to be tremendous and he even threw a bullpen immediately and that is when he felt it slightly bit greater than regular.”

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