Antone (elbow) was throwing at about 85 miles per hour during his most recent flat-ground sessions at the Reds' extended spring training facility in Arizona, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The 28-year-old's average fastball velocity typically sat around 95 to 97 mph in 2021, so he still has a considerable amount of ramping up to do in the months to come. After Antone underwent Tommy John surgery in late August of the last season, the Reds likely aren't counting on him pitching in the minors or majors in 2022.
Antone (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Antone underwent Tommy John surgery in late August and is expected to miss most or all of the 2022 campaign, so his placement on the 60-day IL isn't surprising. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Tommy Pham, who officially signed a one-year contract with Cincinnati on Saturday.
Antone (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday. Antone's move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural since he underwent Tommy John surgery in late August and will miss most or all of the 2022 campaign as a result. The transaction frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Tyler Stephenson (undisclosed), who was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.
Antone (forearm) will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Antone was diagnosed with a right forearm strain Wednesday, and the issue will force him to undergo his second Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old missed the 2017 campaign due to the procedure and will be sidelined for most or all of 2022 after he goes under the knife Friday. The right-hander made 23 relief appearances in 2021 while battling injuries, and he posted a 2.14 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with three saves and eight holds in 33.2 innings.
The Reds placed Antone on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right forearm strain. Antone had missed the past two months with a strained forearm before being activated from the 10-day IL Tuesday, but he lasted just one appearance before aggravating the injury. While the Reds haven't commented on the severity of Antone's setback, he'll almost certainly miss more than the minimum 10 days, and he could be in danger of sitting out the rest of the season. With Antone out of the picture for the time being, Mychal Givens, Michael Lorenzen, Lucas Sims and Amir Garrett look to be the top late-inning options for manager David Bell.
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