Winker is on target to be ready for Opening Day 2019, even though he won't be cleared to begin hitting again until Jan. 1. "I just think Arizona is going to be the right spot for me," Winker said on Friday. "I'll be working with our guys there. I just want to take this offseason to get my shoulder healthy. As much as I like being around my family and being in Orlando, Florida, I think this is my most important offseason yet. It's getting my shoulder right and going into next season fully healthy. It's something I look forward to being, completely healthy."
Winker underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.
Winker was declared out for the season last week and was moved to the 60-day disabled list Monday, but still is expected to be ready for spring training. Mason Williams and Phillip Ervin will continue to garner starts in the outfield with Scott Schebler (shoulder) still on the disabled list and Adam Duvall traded to the Braves.
Winker (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The move is merely a procedural one, with Winker already having been ruled out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Winker is expected to be ready to go by spring training.
Winker will have surgery on his shoulder and will miss the rest of the season, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
President of baseball operations Dick Williams said Winker will be ready for spring training next year, but that his 2018 season is over. He suffered a right shoulder subluxation earlier this week. Winker is not a good defender in the outfield, but his recent production at the plate had earned him a spot in the heart of the Reds' order. He finishes the season with a .299/.405/.431 slash line, seven home runs and more walks (49) than strikeouts (46) in 334 plate appearances. His absence will open up more consistent playing time for Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler (shoulder), who is expected back soon.
Winker was put on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday due to a shoulder injury, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds officially diagnosed Winker with a right shoulder subluxation and called up Mason Williams to take his place on the active roster. Winker has remained on the bench since suffering the injury during Monday's game against the Cardinals. The club failed to specify a timetable for his return, though he will be eligible to come off the DL on Aug. 3.
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