The Reds have placed right-handed pitcher Daniel Duarte on the 10-day injured list with elbow swelling, per a team announcement. Infielder Alejo Lopez has been recalled to take his place on the roster.
Duarte was just recalled yesterday to take the roster spot of Nick Senzel, who was himself placed on the IL. After throwing one inning in yesterday’s game, Duarte will join Senzel on the injured list. The 25-year-old made his MLB debut earlier in the year and now has 2 2/3 big league innings under his belt.
As for Lopez, he made his MLB debut last year, slashing an even .261/.261/.261 in a small sample of 23 plate appearances. In Triple-A last year, he didn’t provide much power but walked more than he struck out, leading to a slashline of .303/.386/.446. That amounted to a 126 wRC+ over 290 plate appearances. The 25-year-old (26 next month) has primarily played second and third base, with brief appearances in the outfield and at shortstop as well. He’ll provide some depth for a Reds position player mix that’s already taken a few hits in recent weeks. Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker were traded to the Mariners, while Shogo Akiyama was released. The early-season IL already features the aforementioned Senzel, alongside Max Schrock, Donovan Solano and Jose Barrero.