Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams said Monday that he expects Senzel (shoulder) to be "full go" when the season resumes, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "As always with rehab, there are periods of progress and then times to back off. Overall, we believe [Senzel has] benefited from the extra downtime," Williams said.
Senzel had a delayed start to camp while he advanced through the final stages of his recovery from his Sept. 24 surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Before MLB suspended spring training, Senzel was cleared to play in four exhibition games as a designated hitter, going 1-for-12 with a home run in those contests. He's since been able to accelerate his throwing program and should be ready to man his usual spot in center field when the Reds reconvene for workouts. While his health looks to be sound again, Senzel will still have to fight off the likes of Shogo Akiyama, Jesse Winker and Aristides Aquino for regular reps in the outfield, as only right fielder Nick Castellanos appears to have an everyday role locked down at the moment.
Senzel (shoulder) played in four games as the DH prior to the suspension of spring training, and felt good making throws from the outfield in drills, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Senzel and the Reds are optimistic about his ability to play when the season begins. He's also added some muscle with offseason weight training.
Senzel (shoulder) will lead off while serving as the Reds' designated hitter Thursday in a Cactus League game against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds are expected to ease Senzel back to action in a purely offensive role while he nears the finishing stages of his rehab from September surgery on his right shoulder. The 24-year-old has been able to take part in defensive drills in center field this spring, but the Reds want to see him make more progress in his throwing program before deploying him at the position during the Cactus League slate. Senzel is optimistic that he'll be fully cleared by the time Opening Day arrives, and the fact that he's leading off in his spring debut suggests that he could be a candidate for those duties during the regular season. Offseason pickup Shogo Akiyama likely represents Senzel's top threat for the table-setting job.
Senzel (shoulder) will serve as the designated hitter Thursday against the Brewers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. In a separate column, Sheldon reported that Senzel's defensive drills have only been in center field, lessening the likelihood that he sees any time in the infield early on this season.
Senzel is on track to make his Cactus League debut Thursday after being slowed early in camp while recovering from September shoulder surgery. While this is an encouraging sign for Senzel, his availability for Opening Day will likely hinge on how he progresses in his throwing program over the next few weeks. It's worth noting that the 24-year-old is optimistic he'll be ready to go for the start of the season after throwing on back-to-back days for the first time this spring. "I have a good feeling that I should be ready to go for Opening Day," Senzel said Monday.
Senzel (shoulder) isn't yet ready for game action, but is getting closer while working through his throwing program, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
We still don't have a specific date for his projected Cactus League debut, but all the emphasis right now is on Senzel working on throwing. "We're focusing so much on his throwing progression that we'll add [hitting] in quickly," manager David Bell said. "It's not that he can't do it. We're letting him focus all his energy on getting his arm healthy."
Senzel (shoulder) is taking live batting practice but is still working on a throwing program and will miss the Reds' early Cactus League games, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
There's some chance that Senzel might miss Opening Day, judging from manager David Bell's comments. "It's definitely day-to-day evaluation and kind of one step at a time," Bell said Friday. "We can't rush it, but we're hopeful that he'll be able to play games here." Senzel has two obstacles to playing time early -- his shoulder, and the Reds' crowded outfield. He has to clear the health issue first before he can win steady playing time.
Senzel (shoulder) is hitting but is still rehabbing his shoulder when it comes to throwing, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
While Senzel should be ready for Opening Day, he's going to start spring training a little behind. "Nick is still going through his process," manager David Bell said. "I wouldn't say take it easy, but with the throwing, he's still on a program. He's actually kind of picking the throwing program back up today or tomorrow. He's another guy that's on pace and on target for Opening Day. He's swinging. He'll be able to have at-bats, obviously running and doing all the drills in the outfield as normal, but the throwing process will be a little bit slower than the other guys."
Senzel has reported early to camp and said that his shoulder feels good, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Senzel is coming off a season where he fell short of heightened expectations, though he held his own before injuring his shoulder. The Reds have to figure out Senzel's place in the lineup and the field following the acquisitions of Mike Moustakas, Shogo Akiyama and Nick Castellanos, so the greater his availability in spring training, the better.
Senzel (shoulder) is not a candidate to move to third base while Eugenio Suarez is out, but it's possible he could move to second base, with Mike Moustakas shifting over to third, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds have emphasized that they haven't yet decided what to do with Senzel, in part because he only started throwing Jan. 13. "I'll leave it to (manager) David (Bell) to communicate with Nick and figure out what to prepare for and how he wants to allocate the playing time," said Dick Williams, the Reds' president of baseball operations. "But we have talked about the fact that he's a talented guy that can do different things. We owe it to him, at some point, to tell him what to prepare for this year."
The Reds are believed to be weighing trade offers on Senzel (shoulder) following Monday's acquisition of free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
While Cincinnati didn't retain Yasiel Puig this offseason, the team brought in Castellanos and Shogo Akiyama (foot) via free agency, with both of the new arrivals presumably in line for regular roles in the outfield. That would leave Senzel, Jesse Winker (neck) and Aristides Aquino to fill the final everyday spot, with all three players having compelling cases for steady at-bats. Given his superior pedigree and defense in addition to his prior experience in the infield, Senzel would probably fetch a higher return in a trade than either Winker and Aquino, so the 24-year-old would make for a logical centerpiece in a deal if Cincinnati elects to move him in order to address needs elsewhere on the roster. No deal is believed to be I mminent at this time, however, so Senzel will continue to finish off his rehab from shoulder surgery before reporting to spring training in February with the aim of locking down the Reds' center-field job.
Senzel (shoulder) is on track to begin hitting and throwing during the second week of January, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Senzel went under the knife at the end of September to repair his right labrum, and his rehab appears to be right on track. Assuming he's given the green light to start baseball activities in January, he'll be well on his way to beginning the 2020 season with a clean bill of health.
Senzel underwent surgery to repair his labrum Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Senzel finished his rookie season with a decent .256/.315/.427 slash line, adding 12 homers and 14 steals in 104 games. The Reds are hopeful that he'll be recovered from surgery by Opening Day, though it will be worth monitoring his progress over the offseason.
Senzel will undergo surgery next week to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Senzel was shut down earlier this month, and unfortunately, surgery will be necessary. Manager David Bell said he hopes Senzel will be ready for Opening Day. The 24-year-old showed flashes of his upside this season and handled the transition to center field well, but he has played in just 343 games in four professional seasons and the durability questions aren't going away any time soon.
Senzel has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will be shut down for the rest of the season, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Senzel hadn't seen the field in over a week, and the Reds finally announced the extent of the injury Thursday evening. It's unclear at this time whether he'll require surgery, but his 2019 campaign has come to an end. He slashed .256/.315/.427 with 12 home runs, 42 RBI and 14 stolen bases over in 104 games.
Senzel (shoulder) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mariners.
He has been out of the lineup for over a week, and while he appeared off the bench last week, he hasn't done so since Sept. 7. Brian O'Grady is starting in center field and hitting seventh.
Senzel (shoulder) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.
The last time Senzel was in the starting lineup was Sept. 3, although he has appeared off the bench in several games since then. Phillip Ervin will start in center field against southpaw Marco Gonzales.
Senzel (shoulder) will remain sidelined Tuesday against the Mariners.
Shoulder soreness will keep Senzel out of the lineup for the sixth straight game. He's appeared off the bench in three of those games, so it's possible his absence won't last much longer. Phillip Ervin starts in center field on this occasion.
Senzel (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Sunday against Arizona.
A sore shoulder will keep Senzel sidelined for the fifth straight game. He's appeared off the bench in each of the last three contests, though, so there's a chance he could be ready to go Tuesday in Seattle following Monday's scheduled off day. Brian O'Grady will start in center field in his absence.
Senzel (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
Senzel will miss a fourth straight game as a result of his sore shoulder. He was able to pinch hit Thursday and pinch run Friday, but he likely won't be back in the lineup until the Reds are comfortable with him getting back in the field. Phillip Ervin will make a second straight start in center field in Senzel's place Saturday.
Senzel (shoulder) is not in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
He appeared as a pinch hitter in Thursday's game, so Senzel should continue to be available in that capacity, but he's just not ready to take the field yet. Phillip Ervin will start in center field and bat sixth.
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