Reds Notesbook: Greene, Dugger and Duarte on the rehab train

Cincinnati Reds show staff can take advantage of all the help they can get right now. With so many injuries they face, they try to keep things together with duct tape and super glue. Some help is on the way, though. On Sunday afternoon in Louisville, three top league bowlers threw the Pats into rehab assignments. Hunter Greene got his start in the game, making his third Triple-A appearance in the rehab period. Robert Duger and Daniel Duarte followed – both of whom made their rehab debuts.

For Hunter Green, it was likely his last minor league rehab before returning to the big league rotation with Cincinnati. The right starter allows running in four strokes and walking in 3.0 innings while hitting five strokes. He threw 66 shots with 44 hits. His descent spanned several pitches and his streak took a heavy hit after the hit ball appeared to be on the line for the short shot, but instead hit the referee in the stomach and stopped on the indoor turf due to what happened in the scorecard. for one person.

If this is the start of Greene’s final rehab as expected, he finishes with 15 strikes, two hits, six strokes allowed in 7.0 innings. It allowed two runs at that range, which is good for a 2.57 ERA.

Robert Duger entered the injured list for the Reds a few days after Hunter Green in early August. After missing the past five weeks, he returned to the pile on Sunday and delivered a knockout punch. It wasn’t the best ride Duger was looking for, who threw 14 shots but only scored four. Dogger walked two hits, but didn’t drop a hit or run.

Unlike the other two big champions who rehab with the bat, Daniel Duarte has been out for a long time. After the club exited spring training, Duarte tested him on the injured list in mid-April with a swollen elbow and didn’t play again until yesterday. His descent started well as he got off the first hit he faced and then got off the second hit he saw. Things went down hill quickly from there as he gave up one walk in a row before exiting the game with the bases loaded. The bowler who followed him gave up a Grand Slam, leaving Duarte with three runs in the penalty area against him.

Graham Ashcraft begins rehabilitation

On Wednesday it will be Graham Ashcraft who is beginning a minor league rehab. The right-handed player was placed on the injured list on August 23 (retroactive to 20) with soreness in the right biceps. He’s missed it the past three weeks but he’s ready to get back on the heap. He will be heading to Chattanooga, Tennessee where he will join Double-A Lookouts. The Reds, like many other organizations, prefer rehab players to do their work in a home facility if possible. With both teams in A-ball now ending the season leaving only Louisville and Chattanooga on the field this week, the lookouts play at home and the bats hit the road to play in St. Paul Minnesota.