The Cincinnati Reds transaction wire was awfully busy on Friday afternoon. Here’s the list of the announced roster moves:

Perhaps the biggest news from this list is that Sarkis Ohanian has a sprained elbow. A sprain means a torn ligament. That doesn’t necessarily mean Tommy John surgery (look no further than Michael Lorenzen for an example of when it didn’t lead to that), but far more often than not, it does lead to that. The right hander last pitched on May 15th and had been on a roll since his 1st outing of the year on April 18th. In that 10 game span he had 20 strikeouts over 10.0 innings with just one earned run allowed.

This series of roster moves leaves open a roster spot on both the Pensacola and Louisville rosters.

Ty Boyles will join the Dayton Dragons rotation, taking the place vacated by Max Wotell. In seven starts for Daytona he posted a 4.50 ERA in 32.0 innings with 20 walks and 21 strikeouts. Last year with Dayton the lefty had a 4.81 ERA in 121.2 innings with 49 walks and 98 strikeouts.

6 Responses

  1. Steve

    According to the Bats website, the roster has 26 active players. 14 pitchers and 12 position players after the release of Walters, which was not listed above. Do you have more updated info than the website? Also, looks like Daytona has not updated their website as Ohanian and Crook are still listed as active.

  2. Michael B. Green

    Yet another arm injury for a Reds pitcher. CIN needs to revisit its entire training program.

    • Doug Gray

      Them and every other organization. The Reds aren’t alone here. We’re all in this one together.

    • Hoosierbadger

      The human arm is not built to throw a 95 mph fastball. There are of course freaks of nature like Nolan Ryan, but they are few and far between.

      • Doug Gray

        To be fair, we aren’t built to throw 90, either.

      • MK

        Really are not built to throw that speed at 18 which is what the kids have to do to get drafted. Almost can’t get a D-I scholarship without 90 to 90+.