De La Cruz’s foul ball leaves crater in window on Greene’s car at Reds camp

Cincinnati Reds' Elly De La Cruz watches his solo home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Tuesday, June 20, 2023. (Aaron Doster/AP)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Elly De La Cruz and Hunter Greene faced off in Cincinnati Reds camp on Tuesday and it took a toll — on a window on Greene’s car.

With Greene on the mound, De La Cruz hit a foul ball into the players’ parking lot at the team’s spring training facility. The ball left a crater in a window on Greene’s car.

The young slugger and the 6-foot-5 right-hander posed for a picture with the window after the live batting practice session.

De La Cruz and Greene are two key players for Cincinnati as it tries to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2020.

The 22-year-old De La Cruz made his big league debut last year, hitting .235 with 13 homers, 44 RBIs and 35 steals in 98 games.

The 24-year-old Greene, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft, could start on opening day for the Reds. He went 4-7 with a 4.82 ERA in 22 starts last year.

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