Update at 7:30am
Last night Cincinnati Reds top prospect Robert Stephenson left his start for the Louisville Bats. He struggled with his control before exiting the game, walking four batters with just one strikeout before leaving the game in the 3rd inning.
Talking with a source about the situation this morning, Stephenson had something going on with his wrist, almost like a cramping of sorts and that is what led to his exiting the game.
It was obviously causing the issues with the control in the game. Reds fans can now take a big sigh of relief that there is no issues with the elbow or the shoulder for the top pitching prospect after about 11 hours of concern over what exactly was going on.
Post from last night
I just got in the door from driving all night and day back to Cincinnati from Pensacola and saw this in my twitter feed:
Not good. Robert Stephenson having control problems tonight, now leaving the game with an apparent injury. #Reds
— Matt Andrews (@BatsRadio) August 12, 2015
At this point, I know as much as anyone else knows (at least that is willing to talk about it) and that is essentially exactly what is in the tweet. I wasn’t watching the game, or listening to the game and I haven’t seen any updates from anywhere else either. If I do hear anything, I will update this post.