Cincinnati Reds Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Peralta has allowed runs in his last two outings and multiple baserunners in his last three outings.
Impact: In what seems to be a related note, Peralta leads the Reds in appearances, pitching in 32 games so far this season. After an electric start, he has given up five runs in his last two outings, raising his ERA to 3.73. His drop in performance is a microcosm of the Reds' overworked bullpen, as they have worked a greater percentage of their team's innings than any other major-league team.
News: After a perfect eighth inning Wednesday, Hernandez has retired all 14 batters that he's faced so far this season.
Impact: Hernandez has been hard to hit both in the majors on the minors, but in 33 innings at Double-A Pensacola he has walked 20 batters, suggesting that despite his great debut, there's still more refining necessary. Nonetheless, he has a live enough arm that it's not hard to project he could be helpful in a late-inning relief role.
News: Cozart (quadriceps) hopes to begin baseball-related activities on Friday, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Impact: Cozart's projected return date remains next Wednesday, though as Sheldon is quick to point out, that's a date driven from Cozart's point-of-view, and hasn't been set in stone from the team.
News: Herrera is in concussion protocol after colliding with a teammate during Wednesday's game, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: At this point in time, there has not been word on whether Herrera did indeed suffer a concussion but the 23-year-old is following the concussion policy and should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Herrera has hit .248/.301/.383 during his time with Triple-A Louisville this season, adding six home runs and 35 RBI.