The injuries just keep on coming for the Cincinnati Reds. This one actually happened a while ago, but Nick Travieso recently underwent shoulder surgery a few weeks ago, first reported by Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
According to the article, Nick Travieso had a labral repair and shoulder scope. He’s expected to miss nine months while recovering. That would put a return on target for some time in March or April of 2018. He last pitched in 2016 for the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos on September 5th.
The Reds have had Nick Travieso on the 60-day disabled list since the start of the season. He’ll now remain there until the end of the season when the disabled list no longer exists and teams only have 40 actual spots on the 40-man roster instead of 40, plus how many players they have on the 60-day disabled list.
Montrell Marshall has a big night for Billings
Montrell Marshall went 4-5 last night for Billings with a double and a home run. The first baseman now has two doubles, a triple and two home runs in just eight games played this season with the Mustangs. He spent all season with Billings in 2016, playing in 59 games he had just one home run, though he did hit 14 doubles.
There’s plenty of power potential for Montrell Marshall. He’s 6′ 5″ and 215 lbs. and puts on a show in batting practice. That power hasn’t translated in his two minor league seasons, though. He slugged just .321 last season and just .214 the season before. His home run total for his career has doubled since the season began. At just 21-years-old he’s still at an age where we could expect a real breakout.
Alejo Lopez had a nice night at the plate, too. He went 3-4 with a double and a home run in the same game. Like Marshall, he also spent the entire 2016 season in Billings. Lopez, a switch hitter, only had six doubles, a triple and a home run in 57 games played. In just five games this season he now has two doubles and a home run. He’s also walked more often than he’s struck out as a Mustang over the last two seasons, with 23 walks and just 21 strikeouts.