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Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Won't return in 2021
Akiyama (hamstring) won't return this season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Akiyama sustained a right hamstring strain in mid-September, and manager David Bell revealed Tuesday that none of the team's players on the injured list will return prior to the end of the year. The 33-year-old hit .204 with eight doubles, 16 runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases across 88 games in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Lands on injured list
Akiyama was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right hamstring strain.
Akiyama was unavailable for Friday night's game due to the injury, and he'll now be sidelined until at least late September. Both Tyler Naquin (ribs) and Jesse Winker (ribs) are also sidelined, so Akiyama would have been in line for significant playing time. In his absence, the Reds will be shorthanded in the outfield. Max Schrock and Delino DeShields figure to see a boost in playing time as a result.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Dealing with hamstring
Akiyama was unavailable for Friday's game against the Dodgers due to a sore hamstring, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Akiyama's absence hurt the Reds in center field Friday night, with Tyler Naquin going on the IL and Jesse Winker leaving the game late. The remaining options in center field are Delino DeShields and Aristides Aquino, with Max Schrock useable there in a pinch.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Slips down depth chart
Akiyama remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.
Akiyama appears to have fallen behind all of Tyler Naquin, Nick Castellanos, Max Schrock, Delino DeShields and Aristides Aquino in the pecking order in the Cincinnati outfield. Since Akiyama made his last start Aug. 24, all of the aforementioned five players have made no fewer than four outfield starts.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Filling in for Winker
Akiyama will start in center field and bat eighth Tuesday against the Cubs.
After Jesse Winker (intercostal) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Akiyama and Aristides Aquino should be in store for extra opportunities in the Cincinnati outfield. The lefty-hitting Akiyama should play alongside Tyler Naquin and Nick Castellanos versus right-handed pitching, while the righty-hitting Aquino likely replaces Akiyama or Naquin versus southpaws.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Rewarded with another start
Akiyama will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Pirates.
Manager David Bell will roll with Akiyama over Tyler Naquin in center field for the second game in a row after the former went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's 11-3 win. Naquin still appears to be viewed as the Reds' primary option at the position, but his second-half cooldown coupled with Akiyama's status as the superior defensive option could make center field more of a timeshare over the final two months of the season than it had been previously.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Back to bench
Akiyama is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Akiyama will retreat to the bench after going 4-for-16 with a pair of doubles and two RBI while starting in four of the past five games. The Reds appear content to roll out a timeshare of Akiyama and Aristides Aquino -- who will start Sunday -- in the remaining spot in their outfield alongside everyday players Jesse Winker and Tyler Naquin. Both Akiyama and Aquino will see their opportunities dry up whenever Nick Castellanos (wrist) returns from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Behind Aquino in outfield picture
Akiyama is on the bench for Monday's game against the Cubs.
After a recent stretch in which he picked up three consecutive starts, Akiyama will now remain on the bench for the fifth time in six games. The hot-hitting Aristides Aquino appears to have emerged as manager David Bell's preferred choice to fill a spot in the Reds' everyday outfield alongside Jesse Winker and Tyler Naquin while Nick Castellanos (wrist) is on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Nabs third straight start
Akiyama will start in center field and bat seventh Monday against the Mets.
Akiyama will stick in the lineup for the third straight game, but each of those starts have coincided with Nick Castellanos (wrist) sitting out. The Reds are viewing Castellanos as day-to-day, so if he's able to avoid the injured list, Akiyama will soon move back into a fourth-outfielder role for Cincinnati.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Drives in only run Tuesday
Akiyama went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old's second-inning single brought home Tucker Barnhart with the first run of the game for either squad. Akiyama is 3-for-6 over his last two games to get his average back over the Mendoza Line to .217, but his .533 OPS through 51 plate appearances underscores how much he continues to struggle through a season-plus against big-league arms after a successful career in Japan.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Three hits, two RBI in win
Akiyama went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 7-6 win over Colorado.
The 33-year-old hit an RBI single in both 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.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Activated, starting Friday
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.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Suiting up at Triple-A
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.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: On track to debut this week
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."... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Another intrasquad game on tap
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.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Slated to play in scrimmage
Akiyama (hamstring) will play in a scrimmage at the 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.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Nearing return to rehab games
Reds manager David Bell said 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.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Won't return until May
Akiyama (hamstring) won't get into game action at the 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.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Slowly ramping up
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.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 187 lbs|
|Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|