The Cincinnati Reds have promoted outfielder Jose Siri to Triple-A Louisville. The organizations #7 prospect had spent most of the year in Double-A Chattanooga, but did get a 1-game call up to Triple-A earlier this season when the team was just down the road in Gwinnett. For Siri, he’s taking the spot no the Louisville roster vacated by Scott Schebler, who was placed on the injured list.

In 102 games this season, Jose Siri was hitting .249/.311/.384 on the season. His season hasn’t been as strong in 2019 as it has the past few seasons. The power is down a bit this year. It did start to pick up in July when he hit six home runs, along with a double and a triple, for the Lookouts in Chattanooga. He also had a season best 12 walks on the month.

Tony Santillan back to the injured list

One of the organizations top pitching prospect, Tony Santillan, is heading back to the injured list. It’s been an up-and-down season for the young right-handed pitcher. While battling inconsistency on the mound, he’s also battled some health issues, too. His first trip to the injured list this season came on June 28th, though it didn’t last long. A right shoulder strain only kept him out for the minimum 7 days. But after just two starts he went back on the injured list, but this time for a triceps tendon injury. Like the other injury, he missed the minimum number of days before returning. Yesterday he went back on the injured list with a right shoulder strain, retroactive to July 31st.

Ryan Hendrix is back in Chattanooga

Arguably the reliever with the best pure stuff in the farm system, Ryan Hendrix, has been out since the end of April. He hadn’t allowed an earned run in 10.1 innings, where he had 5 walks and 15 strikeouts for Chattanooga through his first eight games. But he suffered an elbow injury and it cost him all of May and June. It also took him out for most of July. He returned on a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Reds at the Reds complex in Goodyear for the final week of July. He allowed just one hit in 5.0 innings and struck out eight of the 17 hitters he faced. Hendrix was activated for Chattanooga on Friday night, but didn’t appear in the game.

17 Responses

  1. Gaffer

    Scott Schebler, I forgot about him. Looks like he is winding up his reds career, what a disappointment.

  2. i-71_Exile

    I’d say that Schebler’s Reds career was decent. Not much was expected and he briefly over-delivered. I wish him luck.

  3. Oldtimer

    This is Siri’s 7th year in MiLB. First time in AAA. Time to show what he can do.

  4. MK

    Saw Schebler play Tuesday, he looked like he was over-matched.

    Glad for Jose, he is a fun kid to be around with a lot of energy. Don’t understand the negativity about him.Except for a .030 difference in OBP and Ks he was better offensively than Trammel, who everyone drooled over. A defensive analogy would be Senzel is to Winker what Siri is to Trammel. So give Jose a chance, he still has things to improve on buy he will be a legit big leaguer.

      • Cguy

        That makes 4 good outings. Six innings of 3 hit , no run, 1BB, & 8K. A fully-recovered, healthy Finnegan would be a huge asset for the Reds staff.

  5. kevinz

    Happy for Siri. Hope he finds Success. Tools Galore for him. I hope the reds stick with him like they have with Aquino and Ervin.

  6. Martino

    Ever since I first read about Siri I’ve had high hopes. He’s disappointed plenty, but then so do all players at some point in their careers playing ball. Hopefully the switch has been turned on to stay and equate into a nice, long, and successful major league career with the Cincinnati Reds. That would be swell, huh?
    BTW, Swell is my .43 cent word of the day.. ;)

  7. Martino

    One nice little stat I noticed of Jose Siri is that in 2335 AB’s in the minor leagues he’s only hit into 27 DP’s of 286 chances. He’s NOT been a double play machine like many others have been.
    You can’t NOT like that..

    • kevinz

      He does have quite the speed that helps him avoid the DP’s .
      The High SO Rate helps avoid DP’s as well. So when he does ground into one were all Like Dang wish he would have struck out instead of a Double Play lol.

  8. kevinz

    Could be a trial run but i thought was Interesting Siri played RF last night.
    Hitting could be a Prob for Jose at the MLB level but his defense in CF worth it.
    I say a more Power Hitting Hamilton in CF would do Wonders.
    Senzel should play 2nd while Aquino plays RF . Siri takes over CF.
    Hate the wear and Tear in CF for Senzel as he is one of our best Hitters.

  9. kevinz

    Anybody know why Siri left game early today already?

    • Doug Gray

      He barely ran to first on his ground out. I’m about 99% sure it was a disciplinary pull.

      • kevinz

        Thanks Doug if that the case that is a good Move.
        Hate seeing that he just got to AAA.