Sims was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.
Sims figures to provide bullpen depth for the Reds while David Hernandez (shoulder) is on the mend. The right-hander has worked strictly as a starter this season, so he should offer length out of the bullpen. Prior to earning a promotion, Sims compiled a 4.56 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 102:36 K:BB in 16 starts for Louisville.
The Reds optioned Sims to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.
Due to a doubleheader Monday, the Reds required a temporary sixth starter this week, with Sims getting the call from Louisville to fill the void. Though he was charged with four earned runs in his Reds debut Tuesday against the Pirates, Sims was impressive on the whole, working 7.1 innings and allowing only seven baserunners while generating nine strikeouts on 19 swinging strikes. Since the rotation has been a surprising strength for Cincinnati this season, Sims won't be given the chance to stick with the big club, but he's certainly put himself at the top of the list for a promotion the next time a starting pitcher is needed.
Sims (1-0) allowed four earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out nine across 7.1 innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Pirates.
Sims dominated the Pirates early, surrendering only three hits through six scoreless innings of work. He tired down the stretch, allowing three of the first four batters he faced to reach base in the eighth frame, capped off by a grand slam by Kevin Newman. The homer overshadowed what was otherwise a strong outing for Sims, as he generated 19 swinging strikes on 100 total pitches. He's unlikely to earn another immediate start in the majors, but Sims made the most of his chance Tuesday.
Sims will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Sims is in line to make his first big-league start of the 2019 season following Monday's doubleheader. The right-hander has posted a 4.06 ERA with 63 punchouts over 44.1 innings this season with the Bats.
With the Reds playing a doubleheader Monday against the Pirates, they could call Sims up for a spot start Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
The Reds haven't decided how to get through Tuesday's game -- it could be Sims, or it could be a bullpen day, as they're using both Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray on Monday. Sims has a 4.06 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 44.1 innings, with 63 strikeouts in that span. He has the advantage of being on the 40-man roster, unlike some of the Reds' alternatives in Double-A, like Tony Santillan.
Sims was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Sims was fighting with Tyler Mahle to break camp as the Reds' fifth starter, but the right-hander will open the year back in the minors after stumbling to an 8.10 ERA and 1.80 WHIP through 6.2 innings this spring. He'll remain an option to start for the Reds down the line should another opportunity arise.
Sims started against the White Sox on Tuesday night and allowed two runs on three hits, including a homer by Jose Abreu. He also allowed two walks while striking out one.
Sims is competing with Tyler Mahle to be the injury fill-in while Alex Wood is out, but he has an ERA of 8.10 over 6.2 innings. He also has options remaining, so the bullpen is unlikely for him, with teammates Matt Wisler and Robert Stephenson out of options.
Sims gave up three runs on four hits -- including two home runs -- while striking out three in one inning against the Brewers on Sunday.
He was technically the winning pitcher in this one, but it was a poor outing from Sims. The right-hander gave up long balls to Christian Yelich and Manny Pina and also a pair of doubles in his lone frame, raising his Cactus League BAA to .438. It's still early in the spring, but Sims, who has one more minor-league option remaining, is looking like a longshot to break into the Reds' bullpen.
Sims is out with a strained teres major in his upper right arm and may not return before the end of the season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Sims was sent from Atlanta to Cincinnati in the Adam Duvall trade in late July. He has an ugly 7.47 ERA in 15.2 innings of relief between the two clubs this season.
Sims was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
Sims was part of a three-player package acquired from the Braves in exchange for Adam Duvall in July. The Reds want to see how he fares in the majors over the final month of the season after posting a solid 3.81 ERA and 32:5 K:BB across five starts with the Bats following the trade. At this point, it's unclear if the right-hander will work in long relief or if he'll get a chance to start for the out-of-contention Reds. Sims owns a career 5.96 ERA across 68 big-league innings over the past two seasons.
Sims was traded from the Braves to the Reds along with Matt Wisler and Preston Tucker in exchange for Adam Duvall on Monday.
Sims appeared in just six games at the big-league level for the Braves in 2018, accruing an ugly 7.84 ERA and 1.94 WHIP with 10 strikeouts over 10.1 innings out of the bullpen, though the Reds are confident they can shape him into a starting pitcher. He was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on June 26. It's unclear if he'll report to the minor leagues after being shipped to Cincinnati.
The Braves optioned Sims to Triple-A Gwinnett after Monday's game, according to 680 The Fan.
Sims was just called up over the weekend, but he will be replaced by a fresh arm in Matt Wisler after being tagged for two earned runs while throwing an inning in Monday's contest. Sims has been shuffled between Triple-A and the majors all season, so he will likely be back with the big club again at some point this summer.
Sims was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Sims will fill a low-leverage role in the Braves' bullpen. In 67 innings for Atlanta over the past two years, the righty has a 5.78 ERA. Preston Tucker was sent down to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Sims was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Sims was likely unavailable for a couple of days after tossing 2.1 innings during Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader, so he was sent to the minors to open up a roster spot for Tuesday's starter, Anibal Sanchez, who returned from the disabled list in a corresponding move. Sims should be back with the big club when a fresh arm is needed again.
Sims was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Sims will be up to provide some additional depth in the bullpen with the Braves in the midst of a long stretch without an off day (16 straight days). He may accompany the club to Philadelphia this week but Sims will likely head back down when a need arises elsewhere on the roster.
Sims was optioned back to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Sims got the call Saturday and appeared for the second time this season, giving up two earned runs on three hits and a walk across 3.2 innings, striking out six along the way. Despite allowing a pair of runs, he was much more effective than his first appearance back on April 19, when he gave up three earned runs and three walks while just recording one out. His time in the majors will once again be short-lived, however, as Sims will return to Gwinnett in favor of fellow right-hander Luke Jackson.
Sims was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
Sims made one appearance in a brief stint with the Braves earlier this season and it was a disaster. He lasted just one-third of an inning and gave up three runs on two hits and three walks. He's been solid in 12.1 innings for Gwinnett, though, striking out 16 batters while posting a 1.46 ERA. Max Fried was sent down to Triple-A to make room for him in the bullpen.
Sims was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Sims was up with the Braves for five days, making one appearance. That appearance was a disaster, as he allowed three earned runs on two hits, three walks and a homer while recording just one out. His ERA stands at 81.00 (though his FIP is "only" 69.14). He could be back to redeem himself in a low-leverage role at some point later this season.
Sims could make a spot start Thursday in place of the injured Anibal Sanchez (hamstring), Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Sims was recalled over the weekend to act as a long reliever, but he has primarily been a starter in his career. He has yet to make an appearance in the majors this year, but he held the opposition scoreless in his lone start for Triple-A Gwinnett. If he does pick up Thursday's start, he would face off with Mets righty Matt Harvey.
Sims was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Sims will join the big-league bullpen after the team designated Luke Jackson for assignment Sunday. Sims -- who posted a 5.62 ERA over 57.2 innings with the Braves last season -- will likely be used in a long-relief role for the time being.
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