Cincinnati Reds Place Hunter Greene on the Injured List

The Cincinnati Reds have placed Hunter Greene on the injured list Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

There are two injuries you never want to hear associated with a starting pitcher. The first, an elbow injury as the first thought, is always Tommy John surgery. The second is a shoulder injury. Greene went on the IL with the latter. The Reds are calling it a strain, but further tests will reveal the exact nature of the injury.

As for when Greene might return to the starting rotation, the Red’s season is over, and they are just playing out the string. There is no reason for them to rush Greene back until they are positive he is 100% healthy. Greene could return to make a few more starts to end the season, but it’s also conceivable that we have seen the last of the young flame thrower until spring training in February.

The Reds will be in Milwaukee to take on the Brewers on Saturday. The Reds will have Nick Lodolo on the hill while the Brewers will counter with Aaron Ashby. The Reds are -130 (+1.5) on the run line and +154 on the money line, with an over/under of eight, over (-102), and under (-120). You can find the odds and props for this game and every other at the FanDuel Sportsbook.