The Reds reinstated Aquino (wrist) from the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Aquino was on the shelf for the past two months after suffering a hamate fracture in his left wrist that required surgery. The 27-year-old was cleared to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville earlier this month and looked good during his week-long stint with the affiliate, going 5-for-19 with a home run and eight walks in six games. Now that he's back from the IL, Aquino will likely fill a reserve role in the Cincinnati outfield, though he could be a candidate to work in the short side of a platoon with Tyler Naquin.
Aquino (wrist) could return from the injured list when first eligible Sunday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Aquino has been out since fracturing his left hamate bone in mid-April. He certainly looks ready to go judging by his numbers in five rehab games, as he's gone 5-for-15 at the plate with a homer, seven walks and just one strikeout. He'll give the Reds an option off the bench once he returns, but the team doesn't appear to have many starts available for him in the outfield.
Aquino (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment for Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.
Aquino fractured his left hamate bone in mid-April and was originally scheduled to miss five or six weeks. It's now been nearly seven weeks since he hit the injured list, but it doesn't appear as though he'll miss too much more time. The Reds don't have many at-bats available for him once he returns, however, with fellow outfielders Nick Castellanos (1.060 OPS), Jesse Winker (1.024 OPS) and Tyler Naquin (.825 OPS) all off to strong starts.
Manager David Bell said Tuesday that Aquino (wrist) is expected to start a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville in approximately one week, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Aquino underwent wrist surgery in mid-April and landed on the 60-day injured list, so he won't be eligible to rejoin the Reds until mid-June. Nonetheless, Bell's update indicates the outfielder is continuing to make progress and remains on track to be activated when eligible.
Aquino (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Aquino was placed on the injured list April 16 after undergoing wrist surgery. He was expected to be sidelined for 5-to-6 weeks but will take additional time to ramp back up to game action.
Aquino (wrist) is expected to be sidelined 5-to-6 weeks, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 26-year-old underwent surgery to address a hamate fracture in his left wrist Friday, and he'll now be unavailable though at least mid-May. Aquino could require some additional time to get back up to game speed.
Aquino was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after undergoing surgery to address a hamate fracture in his left wrist.
It's unclear when exactly he suffered the injury, but the 26-year-old last appeared in a game Tuesday and struck out as a pinch hitter. Aquino will be eligible to be activated April 24, but he figures to miss more than the 10-day minimum after undergoing the procedure Friday morning.
Aquino hit a pinch-hit homer Wednesday to cap off the Reds' scoring in their 11-4 win over the Pirates, his second homer of the season.
Aquino has been limited to a pinch-hit or late-inning replacement role so far, even with Jesse Winker and Nick Senzel missing some games, thanks in part due to Tyler Naquin's great start. Making matters tougher for his potential starts, the Reds don't face a left-handed starting pitcher until a week from Friday when they face Cleveland's Logan Allen.
Aquino is out of options heading into the 2021 season, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
While an arbitrator ruled Wednesday that Jose De Leon and Cionel Perez will each have a fourth minor-league option in 2021, Aquino is now out of options. The decision makes it more likely that Aquino will begin the season in the majors, since the Reds would need to place the 26-year-old on waivers if they wanted to send him to the minors. Aquino is hitting .241 with five extra-base hits, two RBI, two runs, three walks and eight strikeouts this spring.
The Reds are awaiting the ruling of an arbitrator to see if Aquino, Jose De Leon and/or Cionel Perez will have an option season remaining, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Normally all three would be out of options, but a grievance has been filed because last season was shorter than the 90 days normally required for an option year. Aquino is hitting .222/.323/.407 in 31 plate appearances so far this spring. One of his competitors for the last outfield spot on the roster, Scott Heineman, just got optioned to Triple-A Louisville.
Aquino went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI off the bench in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
Aquino's second long ball of the year was punished 428 feet into the seats in left-center field. He's bounced up and down between Cincinnati and the alternate site this season, making a total of 11 starts (five versus left-handed pitching).
Aquino was recalled by the Reds on Tuesday.
Aquino spent mere hours off the Reds' big-league roster, as he was optioned Monday night but returns Tuesday afternoon. He'll take the roster spot that had belonged to Eugenio Suarez, who landed on the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Aquino was optioned to Cincinnati's alternate training site following Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Aquino will head back down to make room for Nick Senzel, who served as the 29th man Monday. Aquino is hitting .179 with a home run and five RBI over 15 contests this season for the Reds.
Aquino went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run off the bench in Sunday's 10-5 win over the Cardinals.
Aquino's first homer of the year gave the Reds some insurance in the ninth and made things easier for Raisel Iglesias. One of the top stories in all of baseball last August, Aquino fizzled down the stretch last season and did not make the team out of summer camp. He has not been playing much since his latest recall, logging just 17 at-bats since Aug. 31, but this showing should at least earn him a start in one half of Monday's doubleheader.
Aquino was recalled by the Reds and will start Monday against the Cardinals, playing left field and batting sixth, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Aquino was sent down Saturday after serving as the Reds' 29th man during their doubleheader, but he'll return to the active roster Monday. The team has more depth in the outfield after acquiring Brian Goodwin from the Angels on Monday, so it's unclear how much playing time Aquino will see.
The Reds optioned Aquino to their alternate training site after Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Cincinnati designated Aquino as the 29th man for the twin bill, so he was never expected to stay up with the big club beyond Saturday. He reached base in both of his plate appearances during the doubleheader, singling and drawing a walk.
Aquino was named the Reds' 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Aquino isn't in the lineup for Saturday's matinee, but he should be available for both games prior to presumably returning to the alternate training site. Aquino has gone 2-for-8 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base over five games with the major-league club this season.
Aquino was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site Monday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Aquino was on the 30-man roster over the past week while the Reds dealt with several absences from their lineup, but he'll head back to develop at the alternate training site. The 26-year-old appeared in five games during his most recent stint in the big leagues, going 2-for-8 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base. He should be one of the Reds' top options to call up if they're in need of assistance again this year.
Aquino was recalled by the Reds on Saturday.
Aquino was very hot and then very cold in his 56-game debut last season, though his overall .259/.316/.576 slash line was decent. The Reds seemed to believe the cold version of Aquino was a more accurate reflection of his abilities, however, as he spent summer camp training at the team's secondary site. He'll replace Matt Davidson, who tested positive for coronavirus, on the active roster. Davidson, who is also right-handed, served as the designated hitter on Opening Day against southpaw Matthew Boyd, a role Aquino could potentially fill against lefties in his absence.
Aquino was among the Reds players optioned to their alternate training site, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Aquino struggled back in March during spring training but was making progress in training camp. Still, it was a numbers game for him following the Reds' signings of Nick Castellanos and Shogo Akiyama over the offseason.
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