Aquino (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday. Aquino was placed on the injured list April 16 after undergoing wrist surgery. He was expected to be sidelined for 5-to-6 weeks but will take additional time to ramp back up to game action.
Aquino (wrist) is expected to be sidelined 5-to-6 weeks, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The 26-year-old underwent surgery to address a hamate fracture in his left wrist Friday, and he'll now be unavailable though at least mid-May. Aquino could require some additional time to get back up to game speed.
Aquino was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after undergoing surgery to address a hamate fracture in his left wrist. It's unclear when exactly he suffered the injury, but the 26-year-old last appeared in a game Tuesday and struck out as a pinch hitter. Aquino will be eligible to be activated April 24, but he figures to miss more than the 10-day minimum after undergoing the procedure Friday morning.
Aquino hit a pinch-hit homer Wednesday to cap off the Reds' scoring in their 11-4 win over the Pirates, his second homer of the season. Aquino has been limited to a pinch-hit or late-inning replacement role so far, even with Jesse Winker and Nick Senzel missing some games, thanks in part due to Tyler Naquin's great start. Making matters tougher for his potential starts, the Reds don't face a left-handed starting pitcher until a week from Friday when they face Cleveland's Logan Allen.
The Reds are awaiting the ruling of an arbitrator to see if Aquino, Jose De Leon and/or Cionel Perez will have an option season remaining, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Normally all three would be out of options, but a grievance has been filed because last season was shorter than the 90 days normally required for an option year. Aquino is hitting .222/.323/.407 in 31 plate appearances so far this spring. One of his competitors for the last outfield spot on the roster, Scott Heineman, just got optioned to Triple-A Louisville.
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