Jesse Winker, the Reds’ No. 5 prospect, was reinstated from the disabled list before Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals. He got the start in right field and hit leadoff.
While the Reds’ roster has already expanded, an injured player is hoping to rejoin the team soon from the disabled list. Outfielder Jesse Winker has been on the 10-day DL since Aug. 25 with a left hip flexor strain, but he has made progress.
Rookie outfielder Jesse Winker, on the Reds’ 10-day disabled list since Aug. 25 due to a strained left hip flexor, did some running at PNC Park before Saturday’s game against the Pirates. Afterward, manager Bryan Price said Winker’s recovery and would be “step by step.”
The Reds had hoped to give outfield prospect Jesse Winker an opportunity to get at-bats to keep proving he belongs in the Major Leagues, but a road block came on Friday. Winker was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hip flexor.
Right-hander Jake Arrieta (13-8, 3.63 ERA) will try to extend his string of seven consecutive quality starts when he faces the Reds on Thursday in the series finale at Great American Ball Park.
Not making outs is obviously a good thing for a hitter, and the Reds have one of the best in the business at avoiding them in Joey Votto. Hitting ahead of Votto in the lineup the past four games has been rookie Jesse Winker, who is also showing that he knows how to reach safely.
Tuesday marked the fourth time this season that Reds outfielder prospect Jesse Winker was recalled from Triple-A Louisville. Winker took the roster spot opened by the trade of reliever Tony Cingrani to the Dodgers on Monday.
The Reds announced on Monday that they have placed on the 10-day disabled list veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo and shortstop Zack Cozart, summoning prospects Jesse Winker and Ariel Hernandez to Cincinnati in their stead. Arroyo’s trip to the DL is due to shoulder troubles, while Cozart will rest a strained right quad.
The Reds have called up highly touted outfield prospect Jesse Winker. The team announced on Friday that it had promoted Winker, Cincinnati’s No. 3 prospect and the No. 63 overall prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, from Triple-A Louisville.
Anthony Rizzo hit a home run on the first pitch he saw and Albert Almora Jr. smacked a pair of homers and an RBI double to finish with five RBIs and power the Cubs to a 22-4 victory on Sunday over the Reds in a split-squad game for both teams at Cashman Field.
Reds outfielder prospect Jesse Winker hasn’t always gotten the right results on the box score, but the outs have often been loud, and it’s a good sign.
Jesse Winker wasn’t trying to convert from being an outfielder to the rare left-handed shortstop. The goal of Reds Hall of Famer Barry Larkin’s drills was to make Winker a better left fielder by hitting him grounders to the shortstop position.