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.
Blandino had surgery to reconstruct both a torn ACL and MCL, and he might not be ready for the start of full-squad workouts next week. When he is ready, he's far from guaranteed a roster spot.
Blandino (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
This was strictly a procedural move for the Reds as Blandino recently underwent season-ending surgery to repair his torn ACL. In a corresponding move, Jess Winker (shoulder) was put on the shelf while Mason Williams had his contract selected from Triple-A Louisville.
Blandino (knee) had surgery to repair his torn ACL on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Blandino is expected to need between 6-to-8 months to fully recover, meaning he'll likely be ready right around the start of spring training. He posted a .234/.324/.289 batting line with one homer and eight RBI over 69 games as a utility man for the Reds in 2018.
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|2017||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||62||197||31||51||22||0||6||31||32||49||3||4||.374||.462||.259|