Reds Recall Rece Hinds For MLB Debut, Outright Levi Jordan

The Reds made a handful of strikes earlier than tonight’s collection opener with the Rockies. Cincinnati recalled outfield prospect Rece Hinds in his first MLB promotion. In addition they introduced up righty reliever Yosver Zulueta from Triple-A Louisville. In corresponding strikes, the Reds optioned right-hander Graham Ashcraft and positioned outfielder Stuart Fairchild on the 10-day injured record (retroactive to July 7) with a spinal disc damage.

Hinds is within the beginning lineup tonight in proper subject. He’ll hit eighth and certain take his first massive league at-bat towards Colorado starter Ryan Feltner. The righty-hitting nook outfielder has been on Cincinnati’s 40-man roster for the reason that begin of final offseason. The Reds chosen his contract to maintain him out of the Rule 5 draft. He has been on non-compulsory task to Louisville all yr.

Initially drafted as a 3rd base prospect, Hinds was a second-round select of highschool again in 2019. Evaluators have lengthy been intrigued by the large uncooked energy he packs right into a 6’4″ body, however Hinds’ inventory has dipped since he entered professional ball due to longstanding contact questions. The 23-year-old has punched out in almost 35% of his plate appearances over components of 5 minor league campaigns.

Strikeouts have once more been a priority this season. Hinds has fanned at an untenable 38.4% clip via 328 journeys to the plate in Louisville. Whereas he has linked on 13 dwelling runs, his .216/.290/.409 slash line in Triple-A is beneath common. The Reds stay intrigued by Hinds’ pure energy potential, but it surely’s truthful to anticipate plenty of swing-and-miss in his preliminary take a look at MLB pitching.

Cincinnati has tried to discover a dependable righty-hitting outfielder to take some at-bats from lefties Jake Fraley and Will Benson. Fairchild has teed off on lefties at a .308/.388/.473 clip over 103 plate appearances, however he hasn’t produced in any respect towards right-handed pitching (.127/.188/.203 in 86 PAs). He’s now out for an indeterminate period of time, maybe contributing to the choice to usher in Austin Slater in a late-night commerce with the Giants. (Fraley can be presently away from the crew tending to a household matter.)

On the pitching facet, Zulueta steps into the bullpen and pushes Ashcraft again to Triple-A. It’s the second time this season that the Reds optioned the righty, who opened the yr within the rotation. Ashcraft began 3 times since being recalled on June 26, permitting 10 runs in 15 innings. The Reds may quickly welcome Nick Lodolo again from his stint on the 15-day injured record. Supervisor David Bell instructed reporters that rookie right-hander Carson Spiers will maintain his rotation spot behind Lodolo, Hunter GreeneAndrew Abbott and Frankie Montas (X hyperlink through Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer).

In different Reds information, Cincinnati introduced that utilityman Levi Jordan went unclaimed on waivers. He was outrighted again to Louisville. The Reds designated Jordan for task final week once they referred to as up Edwin Ríos. A former Twenty ninth-round draftee, Jordan earned an MLB name in late June and appeared in seven contests. He picked up his first hit, a double off Daulton Jefferies, over 10 at-bats. He’s hitting .302/.384/.443 on the yr in Triple-A.

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