Cincinnati Reds Player News: All Positions

News: Lodolo will start for Low-A Dayton on Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Lodolo made six short starts at the rookie-league level, recording a 2.38 ERA and an incredible 21:0 K:BB in 11.1 innings. The Reds will move quickly to get the seventh-overall pick a more challenging assignment.
News: Winker is not in the lineup Monday against Milwaukee.
Impact: Winker sits despite righty Chase Anderson starting for the Brewers and despite the fact that he's gone 6-for-16 with four walks over his last four games. Phillip Ervin gets the nod in left field.
News: Dietrich (knee) remains out of the lineup Monday against Milwaukee.
Impact: Dietrich hasn't started a game since getting hit by a pitch in the knee Wednesday, but he's appeared off the bench in all four games since then. It's not clear how much of the absence is injury-related and to what extent it's related to the fact that he hasn't had a multi-hit game since June 1, hitting .138 in 36 games since that date. Jose Peraza starts at second base Monday, with Phillip Ervin in left field.
News: Gennett is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Gennett will sit for the second time in three days while Jose Peraza receives the nod at the keystone. After back-to-back huge seasons for Cincinnati, Gennett has had a tough time finding a rhythm at the plate since returning from the groin injury that sidelined him for the first three months of the 2019 campaign. Through 14 games, Gennett has managed only seven hits -- six singles and a double -- while walking once and striking out 14 times across 45 plate appearances.
News: Senzel (hamstring) is back in action Monday against the Brewers.
Impact: Senzel has been out of the lineup for three straight games but appeared off the bench in both games over the weekend. He'll return to center field and bat leadoff Monday.
News: Ervin hit a solo home run in a pinch-hit appearance Sunday against the Cardinals.
Impact: Ervin got the Reds on the board in the eighth inning with a solo blast, but St. Louis would take a 3-1 victory in the series finale. The 27-year-old has made the most of his opportunities so far this season, batting .347 with two home runs and 10 RBI over 35 contests.
News: DeSclafani (5-5) was hit with the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out 11 over six innings Sunday against the Cardinals.
Impact: DeSclafani gave up a pair of runs in the second inning, and that was all the Cardinals would need to come away with a win in the series finale. The 29-year-old right-hander has been solid of late, allowing just six earned runs over his last four outings (23.2 innings).
News: Mahle (hamstring) threw before Sunday's game against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Mahle is battling a sore left hamstring that he suffered during his last start July 20. He hopes to be able to make his next start, and the fact that he was able to throw prior to the game is a positive sign. However, If Mahle is not ready in time for the outing, Lucas Sims is the likely candidate to take his turn in the rotation.
News: Senzel (hamstring) is available off the bench Sunday against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Senzel remains out of the starting lineup Sunday but will be available off the bench for the second consecutive contest. Manager David Bell indicated that he was playing it safe by not starting Senzel, meaning he could be close to a return to the lineup.
News: Iglesias is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cardinals.
Impact: He is hitting .250 with zero home runs and one steal in 15 games this month. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and hit seventh.
News: Garrett threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts Saturday, getting the win against the Cardinals.
Impact: The Reds' bullpen has really struggled with Garrett out, after being a strength overall earlier in the season. His return is a big step toward stabilizing the back end, at least.
News: Dietrich (knee) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.
Impact: He appeared off the bench in Saturday's game, and was hit by a pitch for the fifth time in the last six games and 22nd time of the season. It sounds like Dietrich remains day-to-day, and is not quite ready to play a full nine innings.
News: Senzel (hamstring) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cardinals.
Impact: Senzel was used as a pinch runner Saturday and remained in the game to play defense, but he is apparently not ready to play all nine innings yet. Jesse Winker will start in center field while leading off.