Reds C Tyler Stephenson Out 4-6 Weeks With Hand Injury

Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured thumb suffered in Thursday’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, per The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans.

Stephenson was hit in the right hand off a foul tip from Jordan Luplow which visibly shook him up and forced him to leave the game. He has since been diagnosed with a fractured right thumb and will miss four to six weeks, a timeframe that leads right up to the All-Star Break in July. It’s a brutal loss to Cincinnati’s lineup as he’s their leader in batting average and on-base percentage while ranking second on the team in slugging percentage.

In 41 games this season, Stephenson has posted a .309 batting average, a .366 on-base percentage, and a .475 slugging rate. Aramis Garcia took over behind home plate on Thursday and will likely be the go-to catcher until Stephenson makes his return.

MLB Betting On FanDuel Sportsbook

You can bet on the MLB all season long through spreads, totals, props, and much more only at the FanDuel Sportsbook.