Shogo Akiyama

#4 LF / Cincinnati Reds / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Three hits, two RBI in win

      Shogo 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.

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Activated, starting Friday

      Shogo 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.

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Suiting up at Triple-A

      Shogo 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.

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: On track to debut this week

      Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) is on track to debut this week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Akiyama has been playing in scrimmages at the Cincinnati 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."

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Another intrasquad game on tap

      Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell said Shogo 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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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Slated to play in scrimmage

      Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) will play in a scrimmage at the Cincinnati Reds' alternate training site Saturday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Akiyama has been recovering from a hamstring injury since mid-March, but his appearances in simulated games could be the last hurdle he needs to clear before he makes his season debut. Manager David Bell has said that if Akiyama can avoid setbacks during his simulated games, the 33-year-old could be on track to return in the first week of May.

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Nearing return to rehab games

      Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell said Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) could begin playing in rehab games at the organization's alternate site in the next 7-to-10 days, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Testing his injured left hamstring in a game setting will be the last hurdle Akiyama will need to clear in the recovery process for an injury that he sustained during a Cactus League game in mid-March. Bell said that if Akiyama can avoid any further setbacks in the simulated games, the 32-year-old would be on track to return from the 10-day injured list in the first week of May. Once activated, Akiyama would likely serve as the Reds' fourth or fifth outfielder.

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Won't return until May

      Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) won't get into game action at the Cincinnati Reds' alternate site until near the end of April and won't rejoin the big-league squad until early or mid-May, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Akiyama picked up a hamstring injury in mid-March. He's progressing in his recovery and remains on track, but his issue is evidently a fairly significant one. Jesse Winker (illness) and Nick Senzel should continue to be near-everyday players in his absence.

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Slowly ramping up

      Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) has been playing catch and has been able to hit off a tee, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.He has also been walking and running using machines. Akiyama's recovery at the alternate training site seems to be going well, and he could rejoin the big-league club later this month.

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      Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Placed on 10-day IL

      Shogo Akiyama (hamstring) has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 29.Akiyama picked up a hamstring injury in mid-March and recently resumed baseball activities. It's not yet clear when the 32-year-old will be cleared to return to game action, but Aristides Aquino and Tyler Naquin could see a slight uptick in playing time while Akiyama is sidelined.