RP - Cincinnati Reds
Lucas Sims signed a one-year deal worth $2.85 million with the Reds to avoid arbitration.
Sims posted a 3.10 ERA across 61 innings in the middle of the Reds bullpen. He should remain in a similar role with the potential to see a role in the later innings if he can improve his control.
Lucas Sims delivered a dominant performance in Tuesday's matchup against the Nationals, tossing a perfect inning while striking out two batters to earn his first save of the season.
Sims's strong outing was crucial in securing the Reds' 8-4 victory. With this impressive showing, Sims now boasts a solid 3.31 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP across 34 games this season.
Lucas Sims is out of action due to back spasms.
Sims has been out of action since his March 13th appearance against Milwaukee. The Reds do not believe that the injury is related to the surgery Sims had in 2022. Fantasy managers will have to continue to monitor the situation heading into the regular season.
Lucas Sims will undergo season-ending back surgery this week, but should be ready for the start of spring training next year.
Sims appeared in six games this year before going on the IL with a herniated disc in his back, and he simply never got close to returning. He was the presumptive closer heading into the year, but he'll now likely need to earn that role back. He's under team control for two more seasons, so expect the Reds to be careful with him, but considering that it sounds like he'll be able to have a normal offseason, expect him to be ready to go at the start of the 2023 season.
Lucas Sims was moved to the 60-day IL Friday as he continues to recover from a bulging disc in his back.
Sims will now be out until at least mid-July as he continues to rehab his back. Sims has only thrown 6 and 2/3 innings this year and does not need to be rostered in redraft leagues. Once healthy, he could be worth taking a flier on as no one has established themselves as a reliable closer in the Reds bullpen.