Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Dilson Herrera is dealing with shoulder problems again. The second baseman was placed on the disabled list for the Louisville Bats on Friday, but he had not been playing much over the last few days because his shoulder had begun to be an issue once again.
Dilson Herrera first began having shoulder problems in 2015 when he was with the Mets organization. The problems persisted in 2016 with the Mets and then again when he joined the Cincinnati Reds after being traded for in the Jay Bruce deal. This spring he began having issues with it once again and it led to him being shut down for a brief period of time, then only being used as a designated hitter. For most of April he was not playing back-to-back days in the field because of his shoulder.
On Friday night Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer had this on Dilson Herrera and his shoulder:
Reds eased off on Dilson Herrera’s shoulder, but recently the issue’s become more serious. Getting checked out next week, per sources.
— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) July 21, 2017
This is now three years running that Dilson Herrera has been dealing with a shoulder problem. While we don’t know what the most current injury is, and Zach Buchanan does make it sound like it’s a bit different than what it’s been in the past, this is now three years in and two different teams medical staff that hadn’t been able to figure out what is going on. Both teams have tried different things, multiple things, and well, nothing has worked so far. It’s truly a strange thing. Hopefully whatever the next check out reveals it’s not serious, but at this point I’m officially worried.
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