The Cincinnati Reds have recalled right handed reliever Tanner Rainey from Triple-A Louisville. He, and Michael Lorenzen – who was activated from the disabled list, will take the place of Raisel Iglesias and Austin Brice. They were both placed on the disabled list. Mark Sheldon had it first, and be sure to read carefully with regards to Iglesias:

For Tanner Rainey has been outstanding for Louisville this season. In 17.2 innings for the Bats he’s allowed just four runs (2.04 ERA). He has struggled with walks, particularly of late, giving out 11 free passes. But, he’s also struck out 31 batters on the season – good for a 46% strikeout rate. When it comes to the walks, he’s got eight of them in the last week in just 5.0 innings. He had three of them in the first five weeks of the year with the Bats.

Anthony DeSclafani to continue his rehab in Louisville

It’s being reported by everyone in the Cincinnati Reds media that Anthony DeSclafani will move up in his rehab assignment and pitch on Friday for the Louisville Bats. The Bats will be opening up a home stand, so the game will take place in Louisville.

The right handed pitcher made two starts with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos earlier this month. He pitched very well, allowing just two earned runs in 8.0 innings between the two games. He walked just one batter, allowed five hits, and he struck out 12. On May 14th he threw 3.0 innings. The next time out, on May 19th he tossed 5.0 innings. That last outing saw him throw 76 pitches. It’s likely that he will be stretched out to somewhere around 90 pitches this time.

Anthony DeSclarani would technically be eligible to come off of the disabled list for the start after the one on Friday. He’s on the 60-day disabled list, but that start would come beyond the 60-day mark. It’s not likely that he would be pushed that quickly, though. He will have 30 days worth of rehab eligibility, meaning he could stay on assignment through June 12th. It’s possible that he could use all of that time, depending on how things go in Louisville. But it’s also possible that he returns to the Reds before that time is up.

13 Responses

  1. Scott C

    I guess at least it is not his right bicep. But a sore arm is a sore arm. The question is what caused it. Did he pull it somehow in his pitching motion? Did he get hit on it or run into to something?

  2. kevinz

    SMH There goes our Top trade piece for Top type deal. Should of happened during the Winter The Reds like always are at the Party but Late to it.

    • Rich H

      It is his bicep on his non- throwing arm. Could be that they’re giving him (and maybe Brice) a bit of a breather, since they’ve been throwing a lot and we’ve got plenty of options at AAA. Hoping so anyway.

  3. Jim t

    Bob Steve with another nice outing.

    With Homer going tonight it will be interesting to see how this plays out if he has another bad outing.

  4. kevinz

    My thought was as a bench Guy once got Vanmeter.
    Could he be another Scooter only he from Indiana instead of Cincy.
    Just wanna think Positive even though sometimes it rough

  5. Hoyce

    Watching a little bit of a padres game. Brad hands slider has to be the best pitch in all of baseball. Absolutely filthy.

  6. Seth

    Iglesias hurt his bicep in the May 9th game against the Mets. As he finished his first inning he came off grabbing his bicep, then pitched another inning.

  7. Simon Cowell

    When do the Reds pull Bailey out of the starting rotation? I can’t see them continuing on much longer. He isn’t missing bats. 10 hits through 5 innings of work and then add in the 3 walks. that is over 2 men on base per inning.
    He is almost a guarantee to lose every time he steps onto the mound at this point.

  8. Matthew O'Neal

    Rainey with a pretty good outing for the Reds. 2 IP, 3 strikeouts. He did walk 2, but worked around them, including getting out of bases loaded no out when he came in and replaced Bailey with 2 on, no out. Got a couple strikeouts on some nasty sliders.

  9. MuddyCleats

    Tanner shows a lot of moxxy on the mound. If he can command his FB & improve his off speed pitches; he could become a nice option