DeSclafani is dealing with an oblique strain and has been pushed back to at least the Reds' fifth start on April 10. He first suffered the injury two starts ago, but then felt it more in his last start last week on Thursday.

The news on DeSclafani was sort of buried in the announcement that Raisel Iglesias will start on Opening Day. DeSclafani and the Reds hope he'll be back by April 10, but that isn't assured. "[That] will allow us to go through a short throwing progression and long toss and then be able to throw a simulated game in Cincinnati and [be] ready to go on the 10th," Price said. "With the therapy and things of that nature, there was no reason to think that he couldn't pitch by the 10th. However, we all know that if it's exacerbated, it could be a much longer period of time. It's between a rock and a hard place. We need a starter and we don't want to create a bad situation."

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