Aquino is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
After making back-to-back starts to close out the weekend, Aquino will cede right field to Max Schrock, who will be rewarded with another turn in the lineup after going 5-for-5 with a home run in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Mets. If Schrock can turn in another quality day at the dish Tuesday, he could end up picking up more work in the outfield at the expense of Aquino and Shogo Akiyama.
Aquino is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Aquino went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts Monday and has now struck out nine times in his last four games. He's gone 3-for-14 with no extra-base hits and no RBI in that span. Tyler Naquin will shift to right field Tuesday, with Shogo Akiyama getting the start in center field.
Aquino will start in right field and bat sixth Sunday against the Cardinals.
Aquino will start for the fourth time in five games and seems to have emerged as the primary replacement in the outfield for Nick Castellanos (wrist), who was moved to the injured list Friday. Though he's posted a .931 OPS since returning from the injured list in mid-June, Aquino will likely need to maintain his hot hitting at the plate in order to hold off Shogo Akiyama for a regular role in the outfield until Castellanos returns.
Aquino went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Mets.
Aquino went back-to-back with Joey Votto for his sixth long ball of the season. The four-year veteran has recently benefited from Nick Castellanos' absence due to a wrist injury. With Castellanos currently listed as day-to-day, Aquino's time in the lineup could be short-lived. However, Aquino's pop does make him a potent pinch-hitting option.
Aquino went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 11-6 loss to the Brewers.
The 27-year-old started the night on the bench, but after Nick Castellanos exited following a hit by pitch in the third inning, Aquino took over in right field and took Miguel Sanchez deep in the ninth after the game was out of reach. If Castellanos ends up missing more time, Aquino could pick up additional at-bats, but Shogo Akiyama would also be in the mix.
Aquino (undisclosed) is starting Thursday's game against San Diego.
Aquino was scratched from Tuesday's lineup for an unspecified reason, but he appeared off the bench in Tuesday's loss and went 0-for-1 with a strikeout. He'll take the place of Tyler Naquin (wrist) in center field and bat seventh.
Aquino was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against San Diego, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds didn't mention any injury for Aquino, and it's very possible that he's completely healthy. The team's lineup was adjusted following the news that lefty Blake Snell was scratched from his start for the Padres due to an illness and would be replaced by righty Craig Stammen. That would seemingly explain the switch from Aquino to the left-handed Shogo Akiyama in center field.
Aquino went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 7-5 extra-innings loss to the Twins.
He went back-to-back with Eugenio Suarez in the fourth inning against J.A. Happ for the Reds' first runs of the night. Aquino has appeared in four of nine games since returning from his wrist injury and gone just 2-for-12, with both hits leaving the yard -- in fact, he has only five hits in 25 at-bats this season, but all five have gone for extra bases (one double and four homers), giving him a lopsided .200/.286/.720 slash line.
Aquino walked and then stole a base in his pinch-hit appearance Sunday against the Padres.
Aquino stepped up to the plate in the eighth as a pinch hitter and walked on four consecutive balls. He eventually stole second and would advance to third but could not score. The 27-year-old has appeared in just three games since being activated off the 60-day injured list June 13 and will continue to occupy a reserve role unless the Reds pick up some more injuries.
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).
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