SP,RP - CIN - IL60
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.
Reds reliever Tejay Antone faced just one batter during his first game back from the injured list on Tuesday before exiting the game with a trainer.
Reds fans eagerly awaited the return of Antone, who has pitched just 1.2 innings since June 11th due to a right forearm injury that required two separate IL stints. He has been quite effective when healthy, posting a 2.14 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and .152 OBA over 33.2 innings of work out of the bullpen this year.
The Reds activated RHP Tejay Antone (forearm) from the 10-day IL.
Antone missed close to two full months due to a forearm strain. He probably won't get save chances out of the gate, but his presence could further complicates things in Cincinnati.
Reds RHP Tejay Antone (forearm) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday.
Antone is nearing a return to the Reds bullpen as the team aims to make a playoff push down the stretch. It's unclear if Antone will get any save chances, but he has been fantastic for ratios this year.