Storen (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday. Storen will be out indefinitely as he will soon undergo Tommy John surgery, so his placement on the 60-day DL will simply open up a spot for the recently claimed D.J. Peterson to join the Reds' 40-man roster.
Storen (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Storen has been sidelined since Sept. 1 with a right elbow strain and will now miss the remainder of the season (and likely all of next season) as he undergoes Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm in the coming days. He'll finish the 2017 campaign with a pedestrian 4.45 ERA over 54.2 innings of relief with the Reds.
Storen was placed on the 10-day DL due to a right elbow sprain, retroactive to Sept. 10. There hasn't been any word on the severity of Storen's injury or a timetable for the future, but he will be eligible to return to the mound Sept. 20 when the club hosts St. Louis. Storen's last appearance came against the Pirates on Sept. 1, which signals that there's been an issue for quite some time. Over the course of the 2017 season, he's accumulated a 4.45 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 54.2 innings of relief.
Storen has a 2.80 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 28 strikeouts across 35.1 innings this season. The 29-year-old has been pretty consistent all season and has yet to see his ERA go higher than 3.00. Storen will occasionally see high-leverage situations for the Reds, but he has only one save and five holds to show for it. The right-hander only has a 7.1 K/9, but has been steady enough to warrant some fantasy consideration.
Storen (1-2) picked up the loss Saturday night against the Dodgers, allowing two hits while striking out one. In a sign of how the Reds' bullpen management has changed, Reds manager Bryan Price was questioned why Storen was brought in to pitch the ninth with the game tied, rather than closer Raisel Iglesias, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Price was holding Iglesias for a potential save situation and simply trusted Storen, who now has a 2.39 ERA following this outing.
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