Allan Cerda has been shut down for the season. On August 7th he was hit by a pitch and removed from the game. It was a frightening moment as the outfielder took a pitch in the face. The result was a nasal fracture that required surgery.

The 19-year-old outfielder had been doing an Adam Dunn-like impression for the Greeneville Reds in 2019. At least at the plate, that is. He was hitting .220/.360/.470 through 165 plate appearances. The walk rate was strong, as was the power – especially for his age. But he also racked up a high rate of strikeouts, which led to a lower batting average. In his last game he homered, giving him nine on the season. That’s currently tied for 4th most in the league.

Debby Santana has been out for nearly three weeks of action. He last played for the Arizona League Reds on July 29th. The Dominican Republic native is dealing with a minor strain, and while there’s less than 10 games remaining in the season for the Reds, there’s a chance that he could return before the end of the year. The 18-year-old who will celebrate a birthday next weekend, is hitting .310/.327/.410 for the AZL Reds this season.

Rylan Thomas has been dealing with health issues since spring training. After posting an .892 OPS for the Greeneville Reds in 2018, the UCF product has played in just four games this season – all coming on a rehab assignment in early July with the AZL Reds. But his back injury flared back up and he’s been out ever since. He’s making progress, but with a short amount of time left in the season we aren’t likely going to see him back on the field this year.

 

13 Responses

    • Redsvol

      yes, where are these 2. Cody Reed is missing a perfect opportunity to cement a position with team in 2020 – how long does a knee strain take to heal? He hasn’t played since May 27th. Dang, he’s 25 isn’t he? Tape it up and lets play!

      I’m going to Greeneville to watch a game this week, I’ll nose around and see what I can find out about Rece Hinds.

    • Doug Gray

      Still injured. It’s been reported that he won’t pitch until September, if he pitches again this season.

  1. jbonireland

    What has Cody Reed done in the last two years to cement a job in the Reds bullpen in 2020? I wouldn’t waste a 40 man spot for him. If they want to give him a minor league invite to spring training fine, he hasn’t proved he can stay healthy for a 40 man spot.

    • Alex

      He’s got a knee injury, I don’t think that will continue to be an issue for him. Besides that when has he shown to be injury prone? 40 man spots will be tight this offseason but Cody Reed was pitching really well this year, I think he’s safe.

    • Bill

      He’s pitched effectively, particularly in relief, at both the major league and AAA levels for the last two years.

    • Doug Gray

      Nearly every team in baseball would pick him up and he’d no longer be a Red.

  2. Eric

    Whatever happened to Jacob Heatherly? Haven’t seen much of him in about three months.

  3. Cguy

    In the 1st inning for the Lookouts, LaValley has the HR & the triple. He’s done the heavy lifting for a cycle. Here’s hoping he gets the easier half.

  4. Mo

    What happened to Perez Knowles? LHP, last year for the Greenville Reds.