Blandino won't require surgery to repair his broken right hand, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Blandino was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch in Friday's contest. Manager David Bell said that the infielder could miss 3-6 weeks, but it's encouraging that he won't need surgery.
Blandino was placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken right hand Saturday.
Blandino was hit by a pitch on his right hand in Friday's game against the Cardinals, and he'll now be sidelined after he was diagnosed with a broken hand. Mike Freeman could see a slight uptick in playing time while the 28-year-old is sidelined. Right-hander Ashton Goudeau was recalled from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move.
Blandino left Friday's game against the Cardinals in the bottom of the fifth inning with an apparent hand injury, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Blandino was hit by a pitch on his hand to begin the fifth inning, and Mike Freeman took his place at first base in the bottom half of the frame. The severity of his injury isn't yet known.
Blandino went 0-for-2 with three walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.
Blandino found ways to make an impact despite not being able to make any hard contact. The 2014 first-round pick reached base three times for the first time all year and was able to notch a steal for the first time in his young career. Blandino is slashing .318/.464/.455 with three extra-base hits, four RBI, five runs scored and a 5:6 BB:K over 15 games but could see his role diminish with Mike Moustakas (illness) set to return from the 10-day injured list in the coming days.
Blandino (undisclosed) was activated from the injured list Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Mike Moustakas (illness) was placed on the IL in a corresponding move. Blandino should serve as infield depth going forward.
Blandino was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons Saturday.
The Reds didn't specify whether Blandino landed on the 10-day injured list or the COVID-19 injured list, so it's unclear how long he'll be unavailable. Mark Payton was recalled in a corresponding move.
Blandino had a pinch-hit single and came around to score in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Blandino was on the fringe of the Reds' starting shortstop job battle before they moved Eugenio Suarez over from third to short. He's had pinch-hit appearances in all but one of the Reds' first seven games.
Blandino is also in the picture among those competing for the Reds' starting shortstop job, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Blandino, who remained at the Reds' alternate training site in 2020, profiles as a utility infielder if he makes the team. The 28-year old from Stanford University hasn't hit for much power as a pro, but at least has a decent batting eye. It's revealing that the Reds never turned to him as an alternative last season despite getting so little production from their shortstops.
Blandino was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site Wednesday. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
The 27-year-old was attempting to secure a spot on the roster in a utility role, but the Reds' offseason upgrades and current good health allows the team to put their priorities elsewhere. Blandino appeared in 23 games in the majors last season and had a .250/.420/.361 slash line in 50 plate appearances, and he could still make his way back to the big club at some point during the shortened season.
Blandino got extra playing time in spring training as a result of Freddy Galvis's injuries, and hit .458/.536/.792 in 28 plate appearances. He's competing with Kyle Farmer to be the Reds' middle infield backup.
The Reds don't have a true shortstop beyond Galvis on the major-league roster, so they have to make due with what they'll get from either Blandino or Farmer as the backup until Jose Garcia is ready for the big leagues, which is probably a year away.
Blandino went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Sunday in the Reds' 3-1 win over the Pirates.
It took him until the final game of the season, but Blandino finally secured his first home run. To be fair, he didn't make his 2019 debut in affiliated ball until early June while recovering from a torn ACL, then spent the next three months in the minors before joining the Reds as a September callup. With his health intact heading into the winter, Blandino should have a better chance at making a greater impact at the MLB level in 2020, though he'll likely be limited to a utility role if he cracks the Reds' Opening Day roster.
Blandino (face) is starting at second base and leading off Thursday against the Phillies.
He left Wednesday's game after getting hit by a pitch near his face, but it grazed his shoulder first, and apparently it was insignificant enough that he was able to get right back in the lineup for this day game. Blandino is hitless in four at-bats since joining the big-league club Sept. 1.
Blandino exited Wednesday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch near his face, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Blandino had the 97 mph fastball graze off his left shoulder and it may have hit him in the face, though the broadcast replays weren't fully clear. The 26-year-old at least avoided a direct impact to the head and was able to leave the field under his own power. Per Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer, manager David Bell said after the game that Blandino was okay.
Blandino is starting at second base and batting ninth against the Phillies on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Blandino got the nod at second instead of Josh VanMeter or Freddy Galvis. Galvis played both ends of Sunday's doubleheader, plus the Reds are facing lefty Drew Smyly, which is why it is Blandino at second instead of VanMeter.
Blandino was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.
Blandino missed the first two-plus months of the season after tearing his ACL and MCL last summer, and he's been at Louisville since being activated off the injured list in mid-June. The 26-year-old had a .247/.386/.372 slash line in 70 games at Triple-A.
Blandino (knee) was activated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
Blandino had been on the injured list since the beginning of the season after undergoing surgery to repair his ACL and MCL in July of 2018, but he appears to have finally returned to health. He'll remain in the minors for now, though a promotion could be in his future if he can get up to speed.
Blandino (knee) has appeared in five rehab games at Triple-A Louisville, going 4-for-14 with a pair of home runs and two walks.
Blandino is working his way back from the season-ending right knee surgery he required last July and will likely be kept in the minors for the entire 20-day rehab window or close to it. The 26-year-old had been a serviceable reserve infielder for the Reds before getting hurt last season, but the presence of other utility options like Jose Peraza, Kyle Farmer and Josh VanMeter makes it uncertain whether Blandino will have a role with the big club once reinstated.
Blandino (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Blandino hasn't played since surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL last July. Given the length of his absence, his rehab assignment is unlikely to be brief.
Blandino (knee) was placed on the 10-day IL.
He had surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL and MCL in July of 2018, and is still working his way back. If he beats Scooter Gennett (groin) back, Blandino could get time at the keystone, but he could also be optioned to Triple-A.
Blandino (knee) will not be ready for the start of the season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "We would love to have him ready," manager David Bell said. "I know he would love to be ready. It's just not realistic right now. As much as he's disappointed by that, he's come such a long way, I think he knows he has to be smart about it."
Blandino, who had surgery to reconstruct a torn ACL and MCL in July of 2018, is recovering slower than expected. While he's been able to field grounders and participate in batting practice, the outfielder still isn't ready for game action. As such, Blandino won't be able to get enough at-bats in before the start of the season, leaving him to open the year in the minors or on the injured list.
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|06/04||@ STL||W 6-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/01||vs PHI||L 3-17||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/31||vs PHI||W 11-1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/29||@ CHC||L 2-10||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/27||@ WAS||W 3-0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/27||@ WAS||L 3-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/25||@ WAS||W 2-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||30||115||15||27||7||0||3||18||18||21||2||2||.235||.350||.374|
|2017||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||62||197||31||51||22||0||6||31||32||49||3||4||.259||.374||.462|