The Reds have placed center fielder Nick Senzel on the injured list and reinstated infielder Mike Moustakas from the 10-day IL, per a club announcement. An injury designation for Senzel was not provided. Cincinnati will also have infielder Robel Garcia on hand as the 29th man for today’s twin bill against the Royals.
There’s no firm indication that Senzel has tested positive for the coronavirus, but his vague IL placement comes after the club had its past three games postponed due to a positive test within the organization. Players can also be placed on the Covid-19 IL for exhibiting symptoms or coming into contact with someone who has since confirmed positive for the virus.
Moustakas has been out since Aug. 4 due to an injured left quadriceps and has played in just seven games this season, hitting .238/.333/.524 with a pair of homers in 24 plate appearances. He’s at designated hitter for the first game of today’s doubleheader but should eventually resume his duties as the club’s everyday second baseman. Senzel is hitting .244/.327/.489 with a pair of homers, five doubles and two steals in 14 games this year.
Both Moustakas and the 25-year-old Senzel missed time earlier this season after self-reporting symptoms of Covid-19 to the Reds. Each tested negative in the subsequent days, however. As MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon wrote last Friday, Senzel was withheld from the team’s victory line at the end of a win and exited the field with visible frustration. The Reds have not had a positive test since the decision to postpone Saturday’s game.
This kid can’t buy a break…
What was that? I couldn’t hear you…
wasnt Senzel already on the Covid IL earlier?
Just for exhibiting self-reported symptoms. He never had a positive test.
Love my RedLegs. Love that this guy is from the SE (Knoxville). Love his energy. But I hate to say it – he has just written all over him (either by constant injury or not performing any skill particularly well). I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t think I am.
Thankfully (I believe) you are wrong. He is the consummate professional hitter and will probably win a GG in CF during his career. At the beginning of the season many fans were doubting Winker’s offensive abilities as well. He went on a tear that quickly put that talk to rest. Senzel and Winker are both great hitters.
I agree…too many professional couch scouts these days like to break down good players to find their slightest weakness and label them. There are no perfect players, both Winker and Senzel have very good bats…
It changed bust to just. I intended to say BUST
bye Thom. though you were ok. Guess just another bigot.
Thom was awful. Just awful. Hopefully he is gone for good.
I would rather hear Thom then George “Get em on, Get em over, Get em in” Grande any day of the week…
So I’m glad Thom is gone (but I don’t like the circumstances). Always thought Jim Day was a big dork. I was wrong. All those years when they made him the punchline and he acted a fool, I now realize he was just playing a role. I’ve heard him over the last couple of years serve as the PBP guy (on an increasing basis), and he’s really good. I’m glad he will fill Thom’s seat – he’s waited his turn and is pretty good. Also, the new guy filling Marty’s seat on the radio (Tommy Thrall) is also terrific. The torch has passed. No more Brennamans for Reds games. And we are in pretty good hands.
I am an out of town fan, so I don’t get to hear the broadcasts too often. However, I’ve always liked Jim Day, particularly when Eugenio Suarez is messing with him. And I’ve heard good things about Tommy Thrall. Will not miss the Brennamans, either in style or substance. I agree, we are in better hands now.