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Cincinnati Reds

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Player Updates

August 1, 2021 10:04 AM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

Akiyama will retreat to the bench after going 4-for-16 with a pair of doubles and two RBI while starting in four of the past five games. The Reds appear content to roll out a timeshare of Akiyama and Aristides Aquino -- who will start Sunday -- in the remaining spot in their outfield alongside everyday players Jesse Winker and Tyler Naquin. Both Akiyama and Aquino will see their opportunities dry up whenever Nick Castellanos (wrist) returns from the injured list.

July 26, 2021 03:36 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Behind Aquino in outfield picture
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama is on the bench for Monday's game against the Cubs.

After a recent stretch in which he picked up three consecutive starts, Akiyama will now remain on the bench for the fifth time in six games. The hot-hitting Aristides Aquino appears to have emerged as manager David Bell's preferred choice to fill a spot in the Reds' everyday outfield alongside Jesse Winker and Tyler Naquin while Nick Castellanos (wrist) is on the injured list.

July 19, 2021 02:48 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Nabs third straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama will start in center field and bat seventh Monday against the Mets.

Akiyama will stick in the lineup for the third straight game, but each of those starts have coincided with Nick Castellanos (wrist) sitting out. The Reds are viewing Castellanos as day-to-day, so if he's able to avoid the injured list, Akiyama will soon move back into a fourth-outfielder role for Cincinnati.

June 9, 2021 09:56 AM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Drives in only run Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old's second-inning single brought home Tucker Barnhart with the first run of the game for either squad. Akiyama is 3-for-6 over his last two games to get his average back over the Mendoza Line to .217, but his .533 OPS through 51 plate appearances underscores how much he continues to struggle through a season-plus against big-league arms after a successful career in Japan.

May 17, 2021 07:20 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Three hits, two RBI in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 7-6 win over Colorado.

The 33-year-old hit an RBI single in both the second and eighth innings. The first opened the scoring, while the latter brought Cincinnati within a run. Akiyama has gone 6-for-21 (.286) in nine games as he begins to carve out playing time in the outfield. He has two RBI and two runs scored this season.

May 7, 2021 01:20 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Activated, starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list and is starting in left field Friday at Cleveland.

The 33-year-old will bat ninth in his season debut after missing the first five weeks of the season with a hamstring injury. Akiyama should rotate as a fourth outfielder with Tyler Naquin, who is off to a strong start to the season.

May 4, 2021 04:24 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Suiting up at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) is scheduled to play about 7-to-9 innings Tuesday in a rehab game at Triple-A Louisville, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The rehab assignment will present a final test for the health of Akiyama's left hamstring after he was sidelined for the first month of the season with the injury. Assuming all goes well Tuesday, Akiyama could be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of the weekend.

May 3, 2021 08:32 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: On track to debut this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) is on track to debut this week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Akiyama has been playing in scrimmages at the Reds' alternate training site, including against Cleveland's alternate camp squad this weekend. "Physically, he's checking all of the boxes," Reds manager David Bell said. "It's a matter of days now."

April 28, 2021 02:32 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Another intrasquad game on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reds manager David Bell said Akiyama (hamstring) would play in an intrasquad game Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

Akiyama has taken part in a couple scrimmages over the past few days, an indication he's progressing well in his recovery from a left hamstring injury. Bell said that Akiyama took five at-bats in six innings Tuesday, with the outfielder getting the chance to run the bases three times. Akiyama won't be ready to return from the 10-day injured list this weekend, but he appears on track to make his 2021 debut during the first week of May.

April 24, 2021 05:36 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Slated to play in scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) will play in a scrimmage at the Reds' alternate training site Saturday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Akiyama has been recovering from a hamstring injury since mid-March, but his appearances in simulated games could be the last hurdle he needs to clear before he makes his season debut. Manager David Bell has said that if Akiyama can avoid setbacks during his simulated games, the 33-year-old could be on track to return in the first week of May.

April 14, 2021 02:36 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Nearing return to rehab games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reds manager David Bell said Akiyama (hamstring) could begin playing in rehab games at the organization's alternate site in the next 7-to-10 days, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Testing his injured left hamstring in a game setting will be the last hurdle Akiyama will need to clear in the recovery process for an injury that he sustained during a Cactus League game in mid-March. Bell said that if Akiyama can avoid any further setbacks in the simulated games, the 32-year-old would be on track to return from the 10-day injured list in the first week of May. Once activated, Akiyama would likely serve as the Reds' fourth or fifth outfielder.

April 6, 2021 03:32 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Won't return until May
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) won't get into game action at the Reds' alternate site until near the end of April and won't rejoin the big-league squad until early or mid-May, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Akiyama picked up a hamstring injury in mid-March. He's progressing in his recovery and remains on track, but his issue is evidently a fairly significant one. Jesse Winker (illness) and Nick Senzel should continue to be near-everyday players in his absence.

April 3, 2021 12:00 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Slowly ramping up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) has been playing catch and has been able to hit off a tee, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

He has also been walking and running using machines. Akiyama's recovery at the alternate training site seems to be going well, and he could rejoin the big-league club later this month.

April 1, 2021 12:00 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Placed on 10-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 29.

Akiyama picked up a hamstring injury in mid-March and recently resumed baseball activities. It's not yet clear when the 32-year-old will be cleared to return to game action, but Aristides Aquino and Tyler Naquin could see a slight uptick in playing time while Akiyama is sidelined.

March 24, 2021 10:40 AM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Starting baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (hamstring) played catch Tuesday for the first time since his injury and walked around the outfield during batting practice, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

These were Akiyama's first baseball activities since getting hurt. He'll begin the season on the IL, though the Reds haven't yet made an official roster move.

March 15, 2021 01:20 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Multi-week absence on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reds manager David Bell said Monday that Akiyama (hamstring) will be sidelined for "a few weeks," C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

Bell's comments essentially confirm that Akiyama will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, opening up an opportunity for another player to break camp with Cincinnati as the team's fourth outfielder. Akiyama's injury should also further solidify Nick Senzel as the Reds' everyday center fielder, as the lefty-hitting Akiyama was considered a threat to steal work from him versus right-handed pitching.

March 13, 2021 10:52 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Picks up hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama exited Saturday's spring game against the A's with a left hamstring injury, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

The specifics of the injury remain unclear as the 32-year-old continues to be evaluated. Akiyama could still be sidelined the next couple days, even if it ends up being a minor issue.

March 4, 2021 04:32 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Returns to camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (personal) reported to the Reds' spring training facility Thursday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Akiyama was gone from camp for seven days while tending to a personal matter. Due to his absence, Akiyama may need to put in a few days of workouts before the Reds clear him for Cactus League action, but the 32-year-old's status for Opening Day won't be in any jeopardy. With manager David Bell labeling Nick Senzel the Reds' everyday center fielder earlier in camp, Akiyama looks poised to begin the season as the fourth outfielder, assuming MLB opts not to institute a universal designated hitter for 2021.

March 3, 2021 10:24 AM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Still not at camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama (personal) remains away from the Reds' training camp, and though no return date has been announced, the Reds anticipate that it won't be too long, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I don't expect it to be much longer, though," Reds manager David Bell said. "I would expect to have him back in camp here in the next few coming days."

Once Akiyama returns, he won't be able to jump right into spring training games, as he'll have to go through COVID-19 intake testing with negative results before he can resume activities. Thus, we might not see him in spring training games until the weekend, and maybe later.

February 26, 2021 02:16 PM
Reds' Shogo Akiyama: Leaves camp with personal issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Akiyama left Reds' spring training Friday to attend to a personal matter, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The 32-year-old reported to camp as scheduled this week but made a quick exit for personal reasons. It's unclear when Akiyama is expected to rejoin his teammates, though at this point there's no reason to believe his availability for Opening Day will be affected.

Last 7 Games
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08/04vs MINW 6-52210020
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07/31@ NYML 4-54020000
07/30@ NYMW 6-23000000
07/29@ CHCW 7-44010000
07/28@ CHCW 8-21010200
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021CIN63123142601092723.211.285.2600.545
2020CIN54155163809253473.245.357.2970.654
Total1172783064019346196.230.326.2810.607
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SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021CIN63603210400
2020CIN54614600201
Total1171217810601
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/187
Birthdate:
04/16/1988
Age:
33
Hometown:
Kanagawa, Japan
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Cincinnati Reds
College:

MLB Experience:
1