Estimated Return Date: 2017-12-01
Reds manager Bryan Price suggested Wednesday that DeSclafani (elbow) isn't likely to come off the 60-day disabled list to pitch for the big club in September, Andy Call of MLB.com reports. "We have to get [DeSclafani] to the point where we have somewhat of an idea of a workload that can help make sure his elbow is in a good enough spot to go into the offseason," Price said. "We need to build up a body of work that builds confidence he is going to be able to get through this elbow issue."
DeSclafani has been sidelined all season with elbow problems, with his most recent setback coming during his July 29 rehab start with Low-A Dayton. The right-hander was later diagnosed with elbow tendinitis and was cleared to resume a throwing program last week, but it doesn't sound like the non-contending Reds are eager to rush him back into action with the big club in the season's final month. After throwing a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Desclafani will pitch off the mound again Friday, before perhaps facing hitters during the upcoming week. If DeSclafani is able to avoid any further hiccups in the recovery process over the next few weeks, the Reds could allow him to pitch in some Arizona Fall League games in attempt to build his arm back up heading into next spring.
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