Dietrich (wrist) will start at second base and bat seventh in Monday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers. After being removed from Saturday's game against the Padres when he was struck by a pitch on the right wrist, Dietrich was able to avoid any structural damage and only needed one day off to overcome the injury. Now that he's back in action, the non-roster invitee will continue to fight for a spot on the Reds' Opening Day bench.
Dietrich left Saturday's spring training game against the Padres after getting hit by a pitch on the right wrist, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Getting plunked is a regular occurrence for Dietrich. Despite getting only 305 plate appearances in 2019, he got hit a whopping 25 times.
Dietrich (shoulder) will bat sixth and play second base in Sunday's spring opener against the White Sox, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Dietrich battled shoulder issues throughout last season, eventually undergoing arthroscopic surgery in September. He's ready to go now for the start of spring action, but he'll have plenty to prove after hitting an awful .099/.283/.207 over the last 57 games of last season. He's in camp as a non-roster invitee but should have a shot to win a bench spot with a strong spring.
Dietrich (shoulder) returned to the Reds as a non-roster invitee Wednesday. Dietrich's 2019 campaign was a tale of two halfs. He hit a remarkable .269/.373/.700 in his first 56 games but battled injuries en route to a .099/.283/.207 line over his final 57 contests. The Reds made several upgrades to their offense this offseason, but Dietrich's positional versatility could still help secure him a bench role if he looks healthy and effective this spring.
Dietrich (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville after clearing waivers Monday. Dietrich clearing waivers would have been hard to imagine early in the season, as he hit .269/.373/.700 through his first 56 games. He hit an anemic .099/.283/.207 while battling injuries the rest of the way, though, so he'll be removed from the Reds' 40-man roster and will have to fight for a roster spot in camp.