Sampson had surgery to repair loose bodies in his pitching elbow over the offseason, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Sampson had troubles with the elbow at the beginning of the season but tried to pitch through them all season. He expects to be ready at the beginning of spring training. "There were times my parents and my agent would call and they could see I wasn't getting fully extended and I didn't look like I was 100 percent," Sampson said.
Reds starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson allowed four runs on three hits, walking two and striking out seven over five-plus innings, coming away with a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday night. Sampson (2-6, 6.54 ERA) struggled again and has done little to underscore the likelihood he can contribute to the Reds in 2016. He's given up 67 hits in 52.1 innings, and holds a disappointing 44:26 K:BB ratio. He has a live arm, but he'll need to show more to put himself into the consideration set for fantasy owners.
Reds starter Keyvius Sampson took a no decision Tuesday against the Cardinals as he allowed just one run on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out one. Sampson is still hardly missing any bats, as he induced just seven swinging strikes and continues to struggle to get strikeouts. Sampson still has just one quality start on the season and a brutal 33:24 K:BB ratio. His ERA sits at 6.45, and he still looks far away from becoming a major league quality pitcher.
Reds pitcher Keyvius Sampson is no longer scheduled to start for the Reds on Saturday in Milwaukee. He'll be replaced by Josh Smith in the rotation. The Reds haven't announced a plan to shut Sampson down thus far, but he's struggled as a starter at Triple-A and in the big leagues this season while pushing his workload to 122 innings over three levels this season after tossing 91 2/3 innings at Triple-A El Paso for the Padres in 2014.
The Brewers and Reds will play a doubleheader on Saturday after a rainout Friday. For the Reds, John Lamb will start in the early game while Keyvius Sampson will take over during the night game. Milwaukee will send Matt Garza to the mound for the first game and Wily Peralta for the late game.