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Reds' Tejay Antone: Slowed by forearm issue
Antone's offseason throwing program has been slowed by a right forearm injury, per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.
The good news is the issue is not thought to be related to Antone's elbow, which required Tommy John surgery more than two years ago and gave him a lot of trouble in the aftermath. The 29-year-old reliever will be eased into action at Reds camp this spring with the hope that he might be ready to be used in high-leverage situations at some point in the early part of the 2023 season. Antone posted a 2.48 ERA with 87 strikeouts over his first 69 major-league innings over the 2020 and 2021 seasons.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Settles with Cincy
Antone (elbow) signed a one-year, $770,000 contract with the Reds on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Antone missed the entirety of 2022 due to Tommy John surgery, but back-to-back seasons with a sub-3.00 ERA and a strikeout rate north of 30 percent in 2020-21 is more than enough reason for the Reds to keep him around. He will likely have to slowly work back into high-leverage situations, but if he's able to return to his pre-injury form, he could take over as the Reds' closer during the season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Easing into throwing program
Antone (elbow) was throwing at about 85 miles per hour during his most recent flat-ground sessions at the Reds' extended spring training facility in Arizona, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 28-year-old's average fastball velocity typically sat around 95 to 97 mph in 2021, so he still has a considerable amount of ramping up to do in the months to come. After Antone underwent Tommy John surgery in late August of the last season, the Reds likely aren't counting on him pitching in the minors or majors in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Placed on 60-day IL
Antone (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Antone underwent Tommy John surgery in late August and is expected to miss most or all of the 2022 campaign, so his placement on the 60-day IL isn't surprising. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Tommy Pham, who officially signed a one-year contract with Cincinnati on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Moves to 60-day IL
Antone (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Antone's move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural since he underwent Tommy John surgery in late August and will miss most or all of the 2022 campaign as a result. The transaction frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Tyler Stephenson (undisclosed), who was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Requires Tommy John surgery
Antone (forearm) will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Antone was diagnosed with a right forearm strain Wednesday, and the issue will force him to undergo his second Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old missed the 2017 campaign due to the procedure and will be sidelined for most or all of 2022 after he goes under the knife Friday. The right-hander made 23 relief appearances in 2021 while battling injuries, and he posted a 2.14 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with three saves and eight holds in 33.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Elbow issue surfaces
Manager David Bell said Antone was removed from Tuesday's loss to the Brewers after the right-hander "felt something" in his elbow, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Antone missed the past two months with a strained forearm and was activated from the injured list earlier Tuesday, only to be lifted after five pitches with the elbow issue. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to the injured list given he's dealing with another arm problem.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Back on IL with forearm strain
The Reds placed Antone on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right forearm strain.
Antone had missed the past two months with a strained forearm before being activated from the 10-day IL Tuesday, but he lasted just one appearance before aggravating the injury. While the Reds haven't commented on the severity of Antone's setback, he'll almost certainly miss more than the minimum 10 days, and he could be in danger of sitting out the rest of the season. With Antone out of the picture for the time being, Mychal Givens, Michael Lorenzen, Lucas Sims and Amir Garrett look to be the top late-inning options for manager David Bell.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Activated as expected
The Reds reinstated Antone (forearm) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Antone returns after a right forearm strain sidelined him for nearly two months. Injuries have limited the righty to 22 appearances this season, but he's posted a 1.87 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 33.2 innings, and he figures to be thrown right into high-leverage relief situations now that he's healthy. Sean Doolittle was designated for assignment.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Suffers injury in return
Antone was removed from Tuesday's game at Milwaukee with an apparent right arm injury, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander was activated from the injured list earlier in the day after missing nearly two months with an forearm strain, and he exited Tuesday's contest after visibly wincing on only his fifth pitch. The specifics of the issue remain unclear, but it's a tough break for Antone in his first game back from an extended absence.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: On track for Tuesday return
Antone (forearm) remains in line to return from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's series opener in Milwaukee, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Antone made what's expected to be his seventh and final rehab appearance at Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, striking out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect inning. The right-hander should immediately reclaim a high-leverage role in the Cincinnati bullpen, though Mychal Givens appears to be manager David Bell's preferred option in save situations at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Could return next Tuesday
Antone (forearm) could return from the injured list next Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
A strained forearm has kept Antone on the shelf since late June. He's already made four rehab appearances, striking out six while allowing a run on two hits and three walks over 3.2 innings of work. He's had two full days off between each outing, however, so the Reds want him to throw on back-to-back days before he's cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Rehab assignment imminent
Antone (forearm) has been sent on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Louisville.
Antone began throwing bullpens in late July and was initially believed to be behind his teammates in his recovery, but he's been cleared to return to game action. Manager David Bell was hopeful that the right-hander would be reinstated from the 10-day injured list prior to the end of the month, but he appears to be on track to beat that timetable.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Behind other injured teammates
Antone (forearm) is not yet ready for a rehab assignment; instead, he's still throwing bullpens before the Reds play their big-league games, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
While it looks as if Lucas Sims might be close to returning, Antone probably won't be back before the end of the month. "I don't expect Tejay to be back with us in the same time frame as the other guys that are there now," manager David Bell said. "He does have to go do a rehab assignment, get some outings in, and I would expect that he would be back - if everything goes well - with our team by the end of the month."... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Beginning bullpens next week
Antone (forearm) will start throwing bullpen sessions sometime next week, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
The righty landed on the injured list June 26 with a right forearm strain, but he received a plasma injection in early July and has been recovering since. Barring any setbacks, Antone should progress from bullpens into live sessions before ultimately going on a rehab assignment. With so many steps between him and an activation from the IL, Antone still appears to be on track for an early August return.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tejay Antone: Unlikely to return before August
Antone (forearm) isn't expected to return before August, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Antone has been out since late June with a forearm strain, the same issue which kept him out for the middle part of that same month. An MRI revealed no structural damage, and he was previously thought to have a chance to return in late July, but he's now slightly behind that timeline.... See More ... See Less
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