SP,RP - CIN - IL15
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tejay Antone has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to right elbow discomfort.
The right-hander was removed from Wednesday's outing against the Tigers with elbow discomfort, a somewhat scary scenario as he missed all of the 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. However, on Thursday, Antone said he expects to pitch again this season. He's been excellent with a 1.59 ERA and 33.3% K% across his five appearances on the season.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tejay Antone isn't expected to be ready until well into the 2023 season after suffering a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Antone underwent Tommy John surgery in August of 2021 and spent the 2022 season rehabbing his elbow. However, he suffered a setback prior to spring training and isn't expected back anytime soon. The right-hander was a force in the Reds' bullpen, tossing a 2.05 ERA as a reliever in 32 relief appearances from 2020-2021. Now 29, Antone is likely to miss the majority of the 2023 season as his elbow woes continue.
Cincinnati Reds reliever Tejay Antone has suffered a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
The setback is a flexor strain in his right forearm that will cost Antone the first half of the 2023 season after he missed all of the 2022 campaign following Tommy John surgery. The procedure was the second Tommy John of Antone's career after he also underwent the knife in 2017 while in the minors. The right-hander had established himself as a key late-inning arm for the Reds' bullpen between 2020 and 2021, throwing 69 frames of 2.48 ERA ball with a 32.3% K% and three saves in 36 appearances. The setback is a significant blow to a Reds bullpen that tied for second-last with a 4.72 ERA in 2022.
Reds relief pitcher Tejay Antone announced on his twitter Thursday that he will be undergoing Tommy John surgery following a reaggravation in his forearm on Tuesday.
It's a tough blow for Antone, who after impressing in the short 2020 season came back with an even better 2021. He had an ERA of 1.87 with 42 strikeouts in his 33.2 innings while also tallying three saves before going down with the initial forearm strain, throwing just seven pitches in his return before injuring it again. He figured to be a key part of Cincinnati's future as a backend guy in the bullpen, although this surgery will likely keep him out until the 2023 season.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tejay Antone (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain.
Antone was recently activated from the injured list on Tuesday after missing nearly two months with a forearm strain. He made one appearance and re-aggravated the injury. The severity of his forearm issue is unknown at this time, but he will miss at least the next 10 days and potentially the season. Look for Michael Lorenzen and Mychal Givens to handle closing duties for the Reds while Antone is sidelined. Infielder Max Shrock was recalled in a corresponding move.