Blandino (hand) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday. Blandino began a rehab assignment at the end of July and went 1-for-26 with two doubles, two RBI, a run, five walks and five strikeouts. He'll be an option to serve as utility depth if the Reds encounter injuries.
Blandino (hand) is scheduled to begin his minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Blandino will likely spend at least a week on the farm to get his timing back at the plate as he returns from a fractured right hand he suffered in early July. Once activated from the 60-day injured list, Blandino will fill a utility role for the Reds, though he could also be optioned to Louisville.
Blandino (hand) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment next week, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. The 28-year-old broke his right hand when he was hit by a pitch back on June 4. Having missed two months, Blandino will likely require a fairly lengthy rehab assignment, so he figures to be ready for activation around Aug. 4, when he'll be eligible to come off the 60-day IL. The infielder hit .200 with five RBI in 70 at-bats before the injury.
Blandino (hand) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday. Blandino suffered a broken hand when he was hit by a pitch in early June. He'll now be ineligible to return before Aug. 4, though it's not yet clear whether that's his target date. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Michael Lorenzen (shoulder) to return from his own trip to the 60-day injured list.
Blandino won't require surgery to repair his broken right hand, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Blandino was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch in Friday's contest. Manager David Bell said that the infielder could miss 3-6 weeks, but it's encouraging that he won't need surgery.