Sims (elbow) was playing catch at Great American Ballpark before Tuesday's game against the Twins after making a couple of appearances on a rehab assignment, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Sims has made three appearances at Triple-A Louisville, throwing three scoreless innings and striking out three while allowing three hits and three walks.

Reds manager David Bell was vague about a potential return date for Sims as well as teammates Nick Senzel and Mike Moustakas. "They're all progressing well, which is the most important thing," Bell said. "But no timetable. I think it's important to keep it that way, and we'll come in one of these days and they'll either be here or on their way. But still kind of on track to get at least a couple of those guys back within the next week, for sure." If you want to read the tea leaves, Moustakas and Senzel remained with Louisville as they began a road trip, whereas Sims stayed close by, perhaps suggesting an earlier return.

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