The Reds on Monday officially placed shortstop Zack Cozart and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo each on the 10-day disabled list.
Cozart’s roster move came from strained right quadriceps, however, Arroyo’s move came one day after the 40-year-old himself said his career might be over. He gave up five runs on seven hits on Sunday in an 8-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With his mark sitting at 3-6 on the season, Arroyo is in the beginning of his attempted comeback with his former team after missing 2 1/2 seasons with arm and shoulder problems. After Sunday’s dreadful outing, he said, “Have I thought ‘This time might be my last time on the field?’ Yeah.”
Reds manager Bryan Price said what was next was a lot of hurry up and wait — determining how severe Arroyo’s injury might be, and see what happens in time.
“Now, it’s just a matter of seeing where this goes, to define the source of the pain, and really kind of figure out what’s in hist best interest,” Price told ESPN. “We haven’t even really got to the point to really talking about what the future holds for Bronson. We just realized that he does need to go on the DL, and we have time noe to kind of reassess.”
The 31-year-old Cozart is hitting .320 with nine home runs and 33 runs batted in across 58 games with the Reds this season. He expects to resume his baseball activities by Friday and hopes to make his return next week.
Jose Peraza will fill Cozart’s shoes in the interim, and the Reds have recalled outfielder Jesse Winkler from Triple-A Louisville and Ariel Hernandez from Double-A Pensacola.