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With the addition of Matt Harvey, Brandon Finnegan lost his spot in the Reds’ rotation and was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.
Finnegan has had a bad start to the season making it through five innings just twice in five starts. His ERA was 7.40 with an 0-3 record while striking out just 14 batters in 20 2/3 innings. He began on the season on the disabled list with a left biceps strain, so that could be a reason for his poor start. At this point he is only rosterable in deep leagues, you can always pick him up on the waiver wire later if needed.
Brandon Finnegan allowed three runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts through five innings and took a no-decision Monday.
Finnegan hasn't gone over five innings yet this season has had some control issues. Finnegan doesn't have enough swing-and-miss stuff to get away with putting some many runners on base. Avoid Finnegan in all formats.
Brandon Finnegan gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Braves. Finnegan gave up one home run, walked one, and struck out four in 77 pitches.
Finnegan pounded the zone Wednesday as 52 of his 77 pitches went for strikes, and he only walked one batter. That being said, he was roughed up for seven hits over five innings. Finnegan and his 8.03 ERA should be avoided until he can start missing some more bats.
The Reds placed Brandon Finnegan on the 10-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his shoulder on Wednesday. The team recalled pitcher Austin Brice from Triple-A Louisville.
Finnegan had just returned from a two-month absence on Monday when he left his start with soreness in his triceps area. Owners who were hoping for some production for the rest of the season from Finnegan should likely move on, as he clearly will need another lengthy DL stay.
In his first start back from the disabled list, Brandon Finnegan left the game in the bottom of the fourth inning after being looked at by a member of the Reds' training staff.
No injury update has been given yet, but Finnegan leaving early in his first start off the disabled list is not a good sign. He grimaced while pitching to the first batting in the bottom of the fourth inning, and he left the game shortly after the training staff visited the mound. Finnegan had missed the last two months with a shoulder strain. Monitor his status in the next day or so for an update from the team.