Nick Castellanos could reportedly miss several weeks; will wrist injury change Reds’ trade deadline plans?


Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos is envisioned to miss many months right after staying identified with a microfracture in his ideal wrist, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. Castellanos, a 29-year-old All-Star, has been the Reds’ foremost hitter this time. In 368 plate appearances so far, he’s batted .329/.383/.582 (144 OPS+) with 18 household runs and 30 supplemental excess-foundation hits. He suffered the fracture right after staying plunked by a pitch very last Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Castellanos’ personal injury would’ve been unwelcome news no matter of when it transpired, but the Reds have been in a tailspin considering the fact that the All-Star Break. Which includes Wednesday’s blowout defeat against the New York Mets, the Reds are now 1-5 considering the fact that the next fifty percent began.

The Reds are nonetheless stationed in next area in the Countrywide League Central, some 6 1/two video games back of the Milwaukee Brewers, but even that situation is not protected. The Reds will start off a a few-activity series with the third-place St. Louis Cardinals, a team they’re a reduction up on, on Friday evening.

Really should the Reds’ slide carry on, that, as well as Castellanos’ personal injury, could pressure them to weigh promoting at the deadline. Cincinnati has numerous players who would be of curiosity to other clubs, these types of as starters Sonny Grey, Luis Castillo, and Wade Miley. That would mark a philosophical switch from previously this week, when C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reported that Cincinnati viewed by itself as customers. 

“If there is one thing we can do to dietary supplement this team and enable this team carry on to earn ballgames, we are certainly open up to it,” standard manager Nick Krall told Rosecrans. 

Well being is arguably what the Reds want the most to earn video games. Castellanos figures to join a range of other noteworthy Reds on the hurt list prior to Friday’s activity, which includes infielder Mike Moustakas and relievers Tejay Antone, Michael Lorenzen, and Lucas Sims.