TODAYA: Greene does not appear to need surgery, according to many reporters (including Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer). Greene’s exact MRI results are not known, nor is his timing for a possible return.
AUGUST 5: The Reds have announced that they have put themselves well Greene hunter on the injured list for 15 days, retroactive to August 2, with a strained throwing arm. Relief Ryan Hendrix was recalled to take his place in the active squad.
Greene, who turns 23 tomorrow, spent a year in rotation after breaking camp at a major league club. The former second type overall scored his first 20 major league starts, reaching a 5.26 ERA in 102 2/3 innings. Just Josiah Gray allowed more home runs than Greene’s 23-year-olds, but also lived up to a promise that made him one of the best prospects for throwing in the sport. On his four-seam ball, fastball hits an absurd 98.7mph and regularly beats three-digit eclipses. No wonder Greene missed out on bats on more than 13.5% of his bids and knocked out an excellent 28.8% of his opponents.
It’s unclear how long The Reds expect Greene to fall out, but the mention of a shoulder injury is certainly not perfect. Cincinnati looks ahead to 2023 as they are at the very bottom of the National League, so there’s no reason not to act carefully for a player so important to the franchise’s long-term future.
Manager David Bell will have to patch everything together on the mound. With Greene gone, Cincinnati flew away Ludwik castle and Tyler Mahle in the last week. Nick Lodolo, Mike Minor and Graham Ashcraft they established rotating roles while the club was raised Robert Dugger at least as an appetizer for tonight. They would have to do the same against the Brewers on Sunday when Greene was about to take the ball.