Akiyama went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 7-6 win over Colorado. The 33-year-old hit RBI singles in the second and eighth innings. The first opened the scoring, while the latter brought Cincinnati within a run. Akiyama has gone 6-for-21 (.286) in nine games as he begins to carve out playing time in the outfield. He has two RBI and two runs scored this season.
Akiyama (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list and is starting in left field Friday at Cleveland. The 33-year-old will bat ninth in his season debut after missing the first five weeks of the season with a hamstring injury. Akiyama should rotate as a fourth outfielder with Tyler Naquin, who is off to a strong start to the season.
Akiyama (hamstring) is scheduled to play about 7-to-9 innings Tuesday in a rehab game at Triple-A Louisville, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The rehab assignment will present a final test for the health of Akiyama's left hamstring after he was sidelined for the first month of the season with the injury. Assuming all goes well Tuesday, Akiyama could be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of the weekend.
Akiyama (hamstring) is on track to debut this week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Akiyama has been playing in scrimmages at the Reds' alternate training site, including against Cleveland's alternate camp squad this weekend. "Physically, he's checking all of the boxes," Reds manager David Bell said. "It's a matter of days now."
Reds manager David Bell said Akiyama (hamstring) would play in an intrasquad game Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Akiyama has taken part in a couple scrimmages over the past few days, an indication he's progressing well in his recovery from a left hamstring injury. Bell said that Akiyama took five at-bats in six innings Tuesday, with the outfielder getting the chance to run the bases three times. Akiyama won't be ready to return from the 10-day injured list this weekend, but he appears on track to make his 2021 debut during the first week of May.
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