Hunter Greene was scheduled to pitch for the Louisville Bats on Wednesday night. When the lineup was released in the afternoon Greene’s name was on it as the starting pitcher. But about 40 minutes prior to the game it was Tim Adleman starting to warm up for the Bats. Greene was scratched from his start – initially I reported that a source confirmed to me that the scratch was for an issue that wasn’t serious, but when you have a chance to be cautious you are going to be. About 90 minutes later the Reds released an official statement saying this:
Hunter Greene was scratched from his start with irritation in his right AC joint. He is expected to make his next start.
While it’s never good to have someone scratched from their start, the news beyond that does seem good. The organization doesn’t expect Hunter Greene to miss any more time over this.
Matt McLain goes off for Dayton
Five draft picks were promoted out of Goodyear for Wednesday’s action. 2021 1st round pick Matt McLain was the biggest name among the group and he made sure that everyone at the ballpark who didn’t know who he was before the game knew who he was when it was over. McLain singled twice, he had a bases loaded 3-run double, and he hit a 2-run home run to deep left-center field. He finished 4-5 and drove in five runs.
Plenty of promotions
Joining Matt McLain in the promotion to Dayton was 9th round pick Jack Rogers. The outfielder went 1-5 with a triple in his Dragons debut.
The Daytona Tortugas had three draft picks added to their roster on Wednesday. 4th round pick Ruben Ibarra, 13th round pick Mike Trautwein, and 15th round pick Blake Dunn all arrived and played in the game Wednesday. Trautwein had the lone hit among the group, but he left the game mid-inning in the 8th while behind the plate. There was no real update on why he was removed, but broadcaster Justin Rocke noted that it appeared he was flexing his right leg.
Another promotion worth noting from Wednesday was the one that saw Francisco Urbaez sent to Double-A Chattanooga. The second baseman had hit .333/.423/.455 with the Dayton Dragons in 67 games this year. With the arrivals in the last few days of Matt McLain and Ivan Johnson, the Dragons filled the spot vacated by one of the top hitters in the High-A Central. In his debut with the Lookouts on Wednesday night, Urbaez went 0-2 with 2 walks.