Cincinnati Reds Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Williams (chin) will start in center field and bat ninth in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the White Sox, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.
Impact: According to Rosecrans, Williams, who suffered a cut on his chin after taking a foul ball to the chin Saturday against the Rockies, required two stitches to seal the gash. With X-rays coming back negative for Williams, he'll be able to return to the lineup a day later as he attempts to make his case for a backup outfield gig.
News: Williams was hit in the mouth by a foul ball during Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of reports.
Impact: Williams was initially examined in the dugout before being taken away in a cart while holding a towel over his mouth. The severity of the issue, and how long it may keep him sidelined, should clear up in the coming days as he's reevaluated.
News: Siri suffered ligament damage in his left thumb after crashing into the outfield wall Friday and will be out for the foreseeable future, Mark Sheldon of reports.
Impact: At this point there is no semblance of a timetable, but the outlook does not look promising for the 22-year-old. There should be another update on Siri's status once he's able to undergo further evaluation.
News: Perez signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Saturday which includes an invitation to spring training, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Perez will get a chance to compete for an Opening Day role in the Reds' bullpen as a lefty specialist, a job he figures to have a leg up on entering camp given his previous big-league experience. In 50 appearances out of the Nationals' bullpen in 2017, the 36-year-old posted a middling 4.64 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across 33 innings, though he once again registered a double-digit strikeout rate (10.6 K/9) while compiling 12 holds.