Garrett (foot) returned from the disabled list Monday. Garrett hit the disabled list with a bone bruise on his left foot in late August. He'll give the Reds an extra arm in the bullpen down the stretch. The lefty has a mediocre 4.21 ERA in 57.2 innings so far this season.
Garrett (foot) threw 25 pitches with a hitter standing in the batter's box Sunday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Garrett commented after the session about how well he felt, even saying "I feel like I am ready." Interim manager Jim Riggleman matched the urgency, saying, "I'd like to get him activated as soon as possible." It's unclear how soon that will be, but since Garrett will likely return as a reliever, it's not crazy to think he could be back in the coming week.
Garrett was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left foot bone bruise. Garrett hasn't pitched since Saturday, so his placement on the DL will be backdated and he will be available to come off the shelf in a week. The left-hander has struggled greatly in his past four appearances, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out five across four innings of relief. In a corresponding move, Jackson Stephens (knee) was reinstated from the disabled list.
Garrett gave up four runs on four hits and a walk while retiring just two batters in Monday's loss to the Indians. Garrett's outing was actually worse than his box score because he allowed the two runners that he inherited from Homer Bailey to score as well. Garrett saw his ERA jump from 3.52 to 4.14, and his WHIP go from 1.14 to 1.21.
Garrett (Achilles) is available to pitch in Saturday's game against the Phillies, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He suffered a mild Achilles strain Friday but says he is cleared to return to action if necessary a day later. That said, it would not be surprising if the Reds took a cautious approach with the prized lefty reliever and held him out for another day or two.