We are just a few days away from Reds Opening Day Thursday afternoon against the Pirates – The focus should be on the start to the 2019 season but a couple injuries have headlines the Reds main storylines over the past week. Earlier tonight it was announced that Nick Senzel left a minor league game with an apparent ankle injury.
Per source: X-ray negative. MRI tomorrow. https://t.co/GX5RdZwAMT
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 26, 2019
The Cincinnati Reds have had one of the most impressive off-seasons across Major League Baseball. After five straight years of last place finishes in the NL Central, the Reds appeared to be digging themselves out of the basement by acquiring Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, Tanner Roark, & Sonny Gray along with others.
Everything was going the Reds way until the injury bug recently struck the roster.
Last week the Reds second basemen Scooter Gennett left in the second inning against the Brewers due to a groin strain – David Bell and Dick Williams announced on Saturday that Gennett would be out for 8-12months.
Nick Senzel was one of the options to replace Gennett at second base but now Senzel’s recent injury throws a wrench in those plans. We will keep an eye on what adjustments the Reds will make as we are just two days away from Opening Day.