The Cincinnati Reds have promoted outfielder Jose Siri to Triple-A Louisville. The organizations #7 prospect had spent most of the year in Double-A Chattanooga, but did get a 1-game call up to Triple-A earlier this season when the team was just down the road in Gwinnett. For Siri, he’s taking the spot no the Louisville roster vacated by Scott Schebler, who was placed on the injured list.
In 102 games this season, Jose Siri was hitting .249/.311/.384 on the season. His season hasn’t been as strong in 2019 as it has the past few seasons. The power is down a bit this year. It did start to pick up in July when he hit six home runs, along with a double and a triple, for the Lookouts in Chattanooga. He also had a season best 12 walks on the month.
Tony Santillan back to the injured list
One of the organizations top pitching prospect, Tony Santillan, is heading back to the injured list. It’s been an up-and-down season for the young right-handed pitcher. While battling inconsistency on the mound, he’s also battled some health issues, too. His first trip to the injured list this season came on June 28th, though it didn’t last long. A right shoulder strain only kept him out for the minimum 7 days. But after just two starts he went back on the injured list, but this time for a triceps tendon injury. Like the other injury, he missed the minimum number of days before returning. Yesterday he went back on the injured list with a right shoulder strain, retroactive to July 31st.
Ryan Hendrix is back in Chattanooga
Arguably the reliever with the best pure stuff in the farm system, Ryan Hendrix, has been out since the end of April. He hadn’t allowed an earned run in 10.1 innings, where he had 5 walks and 15 strikeouts for Chattanooga through his first eight games. But he suffered an elbow injury and it cost him all of May and June. It also took him out for most of July. He returned on a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Reds at the Reds complex in Goodyear for the final week of July. He allowed just one hit in 5.0 innings and struck out eight of the 17 hitters he faced. Hendrix was activated for Chattanooga on Friday night, but didn’t appear in the game.