Friedl went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout with Double-A Chattanooga on Monday and is now 2-for-his-last-19.
Friedl was hot initially after his return from shoulder sprain, going 5-for-14 with three doubles and a triple in his first three games back from the IL, but he's since gone cold. Overall, the 23-year-old is batting just .213 in 119 plate appearances with Chattanooga this season. However, he's walked as many times as he's struck out (17) and has swiped seven bags already. Chances are, Friedl will advance to Triple-A within the next couple months.
Friedl was placed on the 7-day injured list Monday at Double-A Chattanooga due to a sprained shoulder, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Friedl sustained the injury while completing a head-first slide as part of a two-hit, four-RBI performance in Sunday's 6-5 win over Biloxi. The 23-year-old, who is slashing .181/.302/.264 with one home run and four steals in Southern League play, is without an official timetable to return.
Friedly was assigned to minor-league camp Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Friedl spent half a season at Double-A Pensacola last year, hitting .276/.359/.360. He could return there to start the season or open at Triple-A Louisville.
Friedly was invited to major-league spring training Wednesday.
Friedl reached Double-A for the first time last June, performing capably with a .276/.359/.360 line and 19 steals in 67 games for Pensacola. It would be a surprise to see him jump all the way up to the big leagues to start the season but a debut later in the year is certainly a possibility.
Friedl was promoted to Double-A Pensacola on Thursday.
Friedl fared much better in his second stint with High-A Daytona, slashing .294/.405/.412 across 64 games with the Tortugas before earning a promotion to Double-A. The 22-year-old can run and has also shown solid plate discipline and improvement in the power department over the past season.
Friedl was promoted Monday from Low-A Dayton to High-A Daytona, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After Friedl went undrafted last summer due to confusion over his status, the Reds were able to sign the high-upside outfielder last August. He quickly emerged as one of the organization's top prospects in the lower minors upon signing with the Reds and has carried over that success to 2017 by slashing .284/.378/.472 with 31 extra-base hits and 14 steals in 292 plate appearances at Dayton. Friedl's speed is considered his best tool, but as a left-handed hitter with burgeoning pop and sound plate discipline, there's plenty to like about his overall profile.
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