Yesterday was a good day for the Cincinnati Reds farm system when it comes to getting back several players from injuries. Mark Armstrong returned from Tommy John surgery to make his first start since 2015. He joined Daytona and threw 4.0 shutout innings for the Tortugas. I’ll have a little bit on his season debut later this week. Zack Weiss was also activated from the disabled list and joined Daytona. He also hasn’t pitched since 2015.
There are some more recent injuries that have occurred that have been asked about by some of the readers lately that I thought I would provide some updates on. Third baseman Taylor Sparks hasn’t played in a month. He was hit by a pitch in late April and after initially staying in the game, he left after another inning. He’s still recovering from a broken wrist.
Reliever Sarkis Ohanian began the year on the disabled list as he recovered from an injury. He joined Daytona’s bullpen on April 18th and after a rough first outing he allowed just one run in the next 10, striking out 20 batters in 10.1 innings. He hasn’t pitched since May 15th, though, dealing with an elbow injury. It’s not believed to be an issue that will require surgery.
Calten Daal hasn’t played this season. He suffered a shoulder injury last season with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The shortstop last played on July 8th and was hitting .310 at the time of the injury. During spring training he was on schedule to miss the first few weeks of the season, but he had a bit of a setback in his recovery.
Shed Long named FSL Player of the Week
Yesterday the Florida State League unveiled their weekly awards and Cincinnati Reds second base prospect Shed Long took home the offensive player of the week award. He hit .391/.462/.826 with three home runs, a double, three walks, eight runs scored, and five runs batted in.