The Cincinnati Reds announced on Thursday that middle infielder Blake Trahan has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Louisville. He was designated for assignment on Monday when the team called up Brian O’Grady and needed a spot on the 40-man roster for him.
After making his Major League debut last September, Blake Trahan has spent all of the 2019 season in Triple-A with the Bats aside from a rehab stint with the Greeneville Reds that lasted for four games. In the other 83 games this season, all with Louisville he’s hit .230/.280/.324. The 25-year-old infielder has hit better since returning from the injured list on July 11th, hitting .253/.289/.494 in 23 games with 3 doubles, a triple, and 5 home runs. Prior to July of 2019 he had never homered twice in the same month since being drafted backed in 2015.
Curt Casali to rehab in Louisville
Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali will begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A beginning on Friday according to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He’s been out with a sprained right knee for the last three weeks. He last played in Chicago against the Cubs on July 15th where he went 1-3 with a solo home run.
Curt Casali, who was sidelined with a right knee sprain, is expected to begin a rehab assignment for Triple-A Louisville tomorrow. #Reds
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) August 8, 2019
Allan Cerda hit in the face by a pitch
Last night Reds prospect Allan Cerda was hit by a pitch and left the game. As it turns out it was a little more than just a normal hit by pitch as he reportedly was hit in the face with the pitch. He is not in the lineup tonight for the Greeneville Reds, and as of this posting (6:47pm) there’s not been any update provided. Earlier in the game he had homered – his second game in a row with a home run, giving him nine of them on the season.
Wendell Marrero is out for the year
Wendell Marrero, the Cincinnati Reds 11th round draft pick from 2018 is out for the season. He injured his knee and has been placed on the 60-day injured list. He had been out to a very good start to his professional career. Drafted out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Marrero was hitting .324/.425/.490 with 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 3 home runs in 30 games this season for the Arizona League Reds.