Reds manager Bryan Price suggested Wednesday that DeSclafani (elbow) isn't likely to come off the 60-day disabled list to pitch for the big club in September, Andy Call of MLB.com reports. "We have to get [DeSclafani] to the point where we have somewhat of an idea of a workload that can help make sure his elbow is in a good enough spot to go into the offseason," Price said. "We need to build up a body of work that builds confidence he is going to be able to get through this elbow issue."
DeSclafani has been sidelined all season with elbow issues, with his most recent setback coming during his July 29 rehab start with Low-A Dayton. The right-hander was later diagnosed with elbow tendinitis and was cleared to resume a throwing program last week, but it doesn't sound like the non-contending Reds are eager to rush him back in the season's final month. After throwing a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Desclafani will pitch off the mound again Friday, before perhaps facing hitters during the upcoming week. If DeSclafani is able to avoid any further hiccups in the recovery process over the next few weeks, the Reds could allow him to pitch in some Arizona Fall League in attempt to have him get some innings under his belt heading into next spring. Aug 31 12:12 pm (EST)
- DeSclafani (elbow) resumed a throwing program after a second opinion confirmed he was dealing with elbow tendinitis, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
- An MRI on DeSclafani's elbow only revealed tendinitis and although surgery doesn't seem to be necessary, he'll receive a second opinion on the matter, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
- DeSclafani (elbow) isn't expected to miss much time due to the forearm discomfort he experienced in his most recent rehab start, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. All Anthony DeSclafani (R) News
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|Sep 23||L 5 - 4||@ Brewers||0||1||0||6.0||6||1||5||3||4|
|Sep 17||L 10 - 4||Pirates||0||1||0||4.0||6||1||4||3||4|
|Sep 07||L 6 - 3||Mets||0||1||0||6.0||7||2||2||1||7|
|Sep 02||W 3 - 2||Cardinals||0||0||0||7.0||6||2||2||1||3|
|Aug 27||W 13 - 0||@ D-backs||1||0||0||9.0||4||0||0||1||9|
|Aug 21||L 4 - 0||Dodgers||0||1||0||7.0||8||1||4||0||6|
|Aug 16||W 6 - 3||Marlins||1||0||0||6.0||7||0||2||0||6|
|Aug 10||L 3 - 2||@ Cardinals||0||1||0||5.0||6||2||3||2||5|
|Aug 05||L 3 - 2||@ Pirates||0||0||0||6.0||2||0||2||3||6|
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