Yorman Rodriguez walked off of the backfields in late March after tweaking a hamstring. The injury didn’t seem to be serious, but it led to him missing the start of the season with the big league club. Along the way, while working in Arizona on rehab he suffered a set back and then had injuries to both his knee and his hip that also led to him sitting out. On July 8th he would finally make his first minor league rehab appearance. It went well over the first three games, going 3-6 with a walk and a strikeout for the Daytona Tortugas. In his fourth game things started out well as he notched a base hit in his first trip to the plate, but he was thrown out at second as he tried to stretch a single into a double. In the process he tweaked something again and he has sat out ever since.
While in Daytona over the last week of July I noted that the outfielder was with the team still, and taking batting practice (and looking good – hitting lasers and a few very long home runs), but was not active with the team. Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds activated the 23-year-old for Daytona once again on a rehab assignment.
Position players only get 20 days of rehab work, and in the original transaction he wasn’t removed from the rehab assignment until the 18th of July, so I’m not entirely certain how much longer he’s able to remain on rehab. I’m not positive if it only applies to the days in which he played games (which would be six active days, giving him two weeks remaining) or if he’s been active for 10 days and he only has 10 days remaining on rehab assignment before the team must make a decision.
Yorman Rodriguez is out of options and will have to either be added to the teams 25-man roster when his assignment is up, or he will have to be placed on waivers if the team wants to try and send him to the minor leagues.
Chad Rogers traded to the Braves
Right handed pitcher Chad Rogers was traded to the Atlanta Braves last night. I had heard the rumor floating around prior to the Louisville game last night, but couldn’t confirm it with anyone. Eventually Rogers himself confirmed it on twitter by thanking the Reds and their fans for the years of support, then saying he was glad to be joining the Braves organization. Earlier this afternoon C. Trent Rosecrans noted what the Reds return was in the deal:
traded to Braves for player to be named https://t.co/tzasqeZ7zt
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) August 5, 2016
The right handed reliever was having a resurgence of a season in 2016 for the Louisville Bats. In 2014 he had more walks than strikeouts (37-to-34) in 53.0 innings and in 2015 he managed just 12.0 innings pitched for Pensacola. This year he posted a 3.79 ERA for the Bats in 54.2 innings with 22 walks and 49 strikeouts on the season.
In other roster moves for the day, Aristides Aquino has been activated from the suspended list in Daytona (fighting), Nick Routt was sent from Louisville to Pensacola and Bryson Smith was activated in Louisville from the disabled list. Down in Dayton catcher Tyler Stephenson has been activated from the disabled list and infielder KJ Franklin has been placed on the disabled list.