Greene (elbow) was added to the Reds' 60-player roster pool Wednesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. One of the organization's top prospects, Greene wasn't included in the team's initial 60-man group, but he'll report to the alternate training site with summer camp reaching its conclusion. The 20-year-old is working his way back from Tommy John surgery in April 2019, so the structured team workouts should be a major benefit given the cancellation of the minor-league season.
Greene (elbow) was not named to the Reds' 60-man player pool, but it's possible the Reds could still add him, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. An earlier report suggested that the Reds' roster would be heavily weighted in favor of players who could help the team in the short term, and general manager Nick Krall's comment reinforces that notion. "Hunter's coming back from Tommy John. He's pretty much finished his rehab, building up," Krall said. "He's a guy we're trying to figure out how to maximize this year for him. We want to continue to progress him forward. He wasn't a consideration now, but we have three spots open and you can always add people at a later date if and when someone's ready to be put on the (60-man) roster."
While the Reds are going to emphasize adding players that can help them win now to their taxi squad, they will take some prospects, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "Our philosophical decision is to build that group to support the team to win this year," Reds' president of baseball operations Dick Williams said. "We're leaning toward putting players at that alternate site we know can come to the big leagues and help us win soon. We will make sure those needs are met first before we worry about prioritizing development." Greene is likely to be one of those prospects added with an eye towards the future, just so that he can get some work in with the team's development staff after missing 2019 following his Tommy John surgery.
Greene (elbow) has been throwing bullpen sessions and said on his personal Twitter account that he is feeling "stronger and better than ever before." He is recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent April 9, 2019. Given the fact that the minor-league season may not begin until June or July, Greene could be fully recovered by the time games resume. He should open the year at High-A.
Greene (elbow) is scheduled to begin a throwing program next week, Keenan Singleton of ABC 9 Cincinnati reports. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft, Greene sat out the entire 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. Though Greene was viewed as a potential two-way player coming out of high school, the Reds have thus far chosen to develop the right-hander exclusively as a pitcher. Expect Cincinnati to thus take every precaution with the 20-year-old as he ramps up his throwing program, with Greene unlikely to debut at affiliated ball until around midseason at the soonest.
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