Blandino (knee) was activated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday. Blandino had been on the injured list since the beginning of the season after undergoing surgery to repair his ACL and MCL in July of 2018, but he appears to have finally returned to health. He'll remain in the minors for now, though a promotion could be in his future if he can get up to speed.
Blandino (knee) has appeared in five rehab games at Triple-A Louisville, going 4-for-14 with a pair of home runs and two walks. Blandino is working his way back from the season-ending right knee surgery he required last July and will likely be kept in the minors for the entire 20-day rehab window or close to it. The 26-year-old had been a serviceable reserve infielder for the Reds before getting hurt last season, but the presence of other utility options like Jose Peraza, Kyle Farmer and Josh VanMeter makes it uncertain whether Blandino will have a role with the big club once reinstated.
Blandino (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Blandino hasn't played since surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL last July. Given the length of his absence, his rehab assignment is unlikely to be brief.
Blandino (knee) was placed on the 10-day IL. He had surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL and MCL in July of 2018, and is still working his way back. If he beats Scooter Gennett (groin) back, Blandino could get time at the keystone, but he could also be optioned to Triple-A.
Blandino (knee) will not be ready for the start of the season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "We would love to have him ready," manager David Bell said. "I know he would love to be ready. It's just not realistic right now. As much as he's disappointed by that, he's come such a long way, I think he knows he has to be smart about it." Blandino, who had surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL and MCL in July of 2018, is recovering slower than expected. While he's been able to field grounders and participate in batting practice, the outfielder still isn't ready for game action. As such, Blandino won't be able to get enough at-bats in before the start of the season, leaving him to open the year in the minors or on the injured list.