Status: Sidelined. Ready for Opening Day?
Brandon Finnegan (biceps) played catch Wednesday morning in Reds camp.
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Brandon Finnegan (biceps) played catch Wednesday morning in Reds camp. Finnegan left his Cactus League start on Sunday due to a biceps strain, but it's not considered overly severe and Reds manager Bryan Price suggested Wednesday that the 24-year-old southpaw could be on the active roster when the regular season begins -- likely as the team's No. [...]
As bad as the optics were when Brandon Finnegan left his start on the same day the Reds announced the oblique injury that will prevent Anthony DeSclafani from joining the Opening Day roster, Finnegan's injury situation is not considered serious enough for him to meet the same fate.
Spin: The Reds are calling the issue that prompted Finnegan's exit from the first inning of Sunday's start against the Mariners a biceps strain, and Finnegan stressed that it was addressed effectively with treatment. "I was feeling fine [Sunday], had no pain," Finnegan said Monday. "Just a knot and it wasn't allowing me to grip the ball. Just not ideal to continue pitching." Finnegan said he felt tightness all week. "They just decided it was a good idea to come out and not risk anything getting worse. So I came back and got it worked on. The knot's gone, and I feel fine." Manager Bryan Price said Finnegan will get more treatment over the next couple days, and then the Reds will decide when the left-hander will be ready to resume throwing. But Finnegan said he does not anticipate the issue drastically impacting his spring schedule and, ergo, his readiness for the regular season.
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Reds manager Bryan Price intimated that Tyler Mahle and Sal Romano are good bets to make the starting rotation when the team heads north. Both young pitchers were expected to begin the season at Triple-A Louisville but injuries to Anthony DeSclafani and Brandon Finnegan have left a gaping hole in the Reds' rotation for the second consecutive year. [...]
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Finnegan. In the past week his own percentage has decreased by 0.57% . Meanwhile his start percentage has decreased by 6.82% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Finnegan is 48.15% and his lowest is 10.51%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 28.57% and lowest is 10.53%.
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