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Jesse Winker (illness) is batting second as the designated hitter in Friday's Cactus League game against the A's.
Winker was scratched from Wednesday's game due to an illness. He is batting second and will serve as the team's designated hitter for Friday's contest. Winker is competing for a spot in a crowded Reds outfield, but will mostly be in a platoon situation, as he is expected to sit against lefties. Winker slashed .269/.357/.473 with 16 home runs, 38 RBI and 51 runs scored across 113 games last season.
X-rays on Jesse Winker's wrist came back negative.
Winker was hit by a pitch on Sunday but luckily the x-rays showed no structural damage. He has some swelling, however, so expect him to miss a few days. This is ultimately good news though.
Jesse Winker departed Sunday's Cactus League game after being hit by a pitch on his wrist.
Winker told reporters after the game that he was fine. The 26-year-old appeared in 113 games for the Reds last season, posting an .830 OPS and smacking 16 homers. He could wind up being a platoon player in a crowded Cincinnati outfield.
Jesse Winker was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to a cervical strain, retroactive to Monday.
Winker has been out of the starting lineup since Aug. 15th and the Reds have decided to place him on the injured list. He is eligible to come off the IL August 29th, but it is unknown if he will need longer than the 10-day minimum.
Jesse Winker received the day off and was not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.
Winker typically takes a seat when the Reds face a left-hander, but Friday is the second straight contest in which he's out versus a right-hander (Adam Wainwright). He has a .943 OPS since the All-Star break, so it seems unlikely he's being bumped from the starting role. Phillip Ervin receives another start in left field in Winker's place.