Cincinnati Reds Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Coleman is dealing with right biceps tendinitis and will take a few days off from throwing, Mark Sheldon of reports.
Impact: The ailment isn't considered to be serious at this point. Coleman signed a minor league contract with the Reds this offseason after amassing a 4.69 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 48 innings with the Dodgers last year. Consider him day-to-day unless anything changes.
News: Alcantara started in center field and batted second in the Reds' Cactus League opener Friday.
Impact: The fact that Alcantara was able to make the start for Cincinnati would seem to indicate his thumb is feeling much better after spraining it back in December. The former Cub and Athletic is competing for a bench spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster.
News: Arroyo missed Friday's workout due to flu-like symptoms, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Arroyo, who also turned 40 on Friday, is competing for a spot in the Cincinnati rotation after signing a minor league contract this offseason. The veteran right-hander played eight seasons with the Reds from 2006 to 2013, but missed the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury. Expect him back on the mound soon.
News: Herrera will not play in the World Baseball Classic due to his recent right shoulder inflammation, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: The shoulder injury will keep Herrera from representing Colombia, but he can still work on hitting during spring action as he tries to lock down a roster spot out of camp. He'll help his cause more when he gets back to manning the field, though. During his age-23 season, he likely will fill a utility role and start a couple of games per week, though the once-heralded Mets prospect could play his way into more action for the rebuilding Reds.
News: Reds manager Bryan Price said Herrera is suffering from right shoulder inflammation, and while he can't throw yet, he will see action at designated hitter during Saturday's Cactus League game, Mark Sheldon of reports.
Impact: Herrera likely won't be limited at the plate, but his inability to get out in the field may work against him proving his worth as a utility player. Still, he's a favorite for an Opening Day bench role, and his progress is worth monitoring, especially for those in NL-only fantasy leagues.
News: Herrera has inflammation in his right shoulder and will not throw for a couple days. The injury will prevent Herrera from playing for his native Colombia in the World Baseball Classic.
Impact: Reds manager Bryan Price says Herrera can hit and field grounders, but probably won't throw again until Monday or Tuesday. Herrera also experienced shoulder soreness at the end of last season. He is a .215 hitter in 49 career major league games, all with the Mets.