Injury issues get worse for Reds

The injuries keep mounting for the Cincinnati Reds.

Catcher Tyler Stephenson left the game in the first inning after getting run over at home plate by Luke Voit, of the Padres, in the first inning. He was placed on the seven-day concussion injured list Wednesday.

“He has a concussion,” manager David Bell told Jim Day in his postgame interview on Bally Sports Ohio. “He’s doing fine, but obviously a concussion is concerning all the time. It’ll be day to day. He’ll have to go through the whole protocol. It’s scary anytime there’s any sort of head injury. I spent a couple innings coming up and checking on him. He seemed OK. He’s going to be fine, but obviously we’re concerned. He has to go into concussion protocol, which is seven days.”

That’s just the latest bad news on the injury front for the Reds.

Before the game, the Reds made these moves:

• They placed second baseman Jonathan India (right hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list. That’s retroactive to April 16. He hasn’t played since Thursday.

• They placed third baseman Mike Moustakas (right biceps strain) on the 10-day injured list. That’s retroactive to April 18. He has missed the first two games of the series against the Padres.

Outfielder TJ Friedl and infielder/outfielder JT Riddle were recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take the spots of India and Moustakas.

The Reds now have the worst record in baseball (2-10) and 13 players on the injured list: Tejay Antone (right elbow); Jose Barrero (left wrist); Luis Castillo (right shoulder); Justin Dunn (right shoulder); Mike Minor (left shoulder); Max Schrock (left calf); Lucas Sims (back spasms); Donovan Solano (left hamstring); Daniel Duarte (right elbow); Tyler Naquin (no injury designation); and Stephenson.

About the Author