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Justin Dunn: Elects free agency
Dunn (shoulder) elected free agency Wednesday.
Dunn had been cast off the Reds' 40-man roster and has decided to look for another organization rather than accept an outright assignment. The right-hander missed all of this season with a shoulder injury, which eventually required surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule. Dunn probably won't be ready to pitch until well into the 2024 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Outrighted to Triple-A
Dunn (shoulder) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Dunn missed all of this season with a shoulder injury which eventually required surgery last month. The right-hander will remain in the Reds organization while rehabbing but is no longer on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Set for shoulder surgery
Dunn will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Dunn has been out all season with the shoulder issue and recently had a setback while on a rehab assignment. He could be sidelined well into the 2024 season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Suffers setback with shoulder
Dunn's rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville was halted Thursday after he suffered a setback with his right shoulder, MLB.com reports.
Dunn's last two seasons have been torpedoed by shoulder problems, with a subscapularis muscle in his right rotator cuff having kept him on the Reds' injured list since spring training. He began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on Aug. 16 and made two appearances for the affiliate before moving on to Louisville, but he made just one appearance at the Triple-A level before being shut down again. The Reds haven't provided word on the severity of his setback, but Dunn could be hard-pressed to make it back from the IL before the end of the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Beginning rehab assignment
Dunn (shoulder) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
Dunn is expected to return to the Reds as a reliever, but he's been out all season with a right rotator cuff injury and will need to prove his health and effectiveness with several minor-league rehab appearances. The 27-year-old struggled to a 6.10 ERA across 31 innings (seven starts) for Cincinnati in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Prepping for relief role
Reds manager David Bell said Sunday that Dunn (shoulder) will work out of the bullpen once he's activated from the 60-day injured list, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Dunn has yet to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as he works his way back from a right rotator cuff injury, but the Reds have already identified Sept. 11 as a tentative target date for his reinstatement. Though the Reds are sorely lacking in rotation depth, the 27-year-old won't have sufficient time to get stretched out for a starting role and will instead prepare for a relief gig to expedite his return to the big leagues. Dunn is expected to face hitters in live batting practice as soon as Tuesday and could be cleared to report to a minor-league affiliate the following week, per MLB.com.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Throws off mound
Dunn (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
It appears to be the first time he's thrown from the bump since he went down with soreness in the subscapularis muscle in his right rotator cuff back in spring training. The goal is for Dunn to face hitters on Aug. 8 and begin a rehab assignment by Aug. 19. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Reds sometime in September.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Likely out until September
Dunn (shoulder) is targeting Aug. 8 as the date for when he'll resume facing hitters in live batting practice, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Rosecrans' report doesn't specify where Dunn currently stands in his throwing program, but the right-hander is presumably at least playing catch again if the Reds are already outlining a date for him to toss live batting practice. Dunn has been in recovery mode since spring training due to soreness in the subscapularis muscle in his right rotator cuff. Considering that Dunn's 2022 campaign was also derailed by shoulder problems, the Reds may have to consider pulling the plug on developing him as a starter in an effort to keep the 27-year-old on the field.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Moved to 60-day IL
The Reds placed Dunn (shoulder) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Dunn continues to battle serious shoulder problems and might be in for another lost season. He was recently diagnosed with a right rotator cuff strain.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Out with shoulder inflammation
Dunn (shoulder) be shut down for a few months as his right shoulder inflammation heals, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Even though he's not undergoing surgery, Dunn may still have trouble returning in 2023 - with recovery, buildup and a rehab assignment, the best-case scenario appears to be a late-season return. The right-hander struggled mightily in 2022 with the Reds, posting a 6.10 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 31 innings.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Visiting orthopedic surgeon
Dunn is visiting orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Altchek in New York this week to have his pitching shoulder examined, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Dunn was diagnosed with a strained right subscapularis, which is the same rotator cuff muscle that forced him to miss nearly a full calendar year between the summer of 2021 and the summer of 2022. It's unclear when he may be able to throw again.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Out again due to shoulder
Reds manager David Bell said Thursday that Dunn (shoulder) will miss a significant portion of spring training, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Dunn had to essentially sit out a full calendar year between the summer of 2021 and the summer of 2022 because of a right shoulder injury, and that area began barking again last week in Reds camp. The 27-year-old can comfortably be ruled out for the beginning of the 2023 regular season, and he's currently without a clear return timeline.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Limited in camp
Dunn is currently limited in Reds camp due to unspecified discomfort, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Dunn threw a bullpen session last week, but he has yet to return to the mound at the Reds' spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona. This is concerning news for a pitcher who logged only 81.1 total major-league innings (18 starts) between the 2021 and 2022 campaigns due to right shoulder troubles. He has presumably been sent for tests, and it might already be safe to rule him out for a potential spot in Cincinnati's season-opening rotation.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Inks one-year deal
Dunn and the Reds agreed on a one-year, $900,000 contract Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
The right-hander started seven games with Cincinnati in 2022, producing an inflated 6.10 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with 21 punchouts over 31 innings. Due to the lack of proven arms on the Reds, Dunn will likely earn a spot in the starting rotation to open 2023.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Sharp in rehab start
Dunn (shoulder) struck out four over three scoreless innings in his rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Louisville. He allowed no hits and issued two walks in the 46-pitch outing.
According to MLB.com, Reds manager David Bell relayed that Dunn said he felt the best he has at any point this season following Tuesday's rehab appearance, suggesting the right-hander is no longer experiencing any discomfort in his right shoulder. Cincinnati has already set its rotation for the remaining six games of the season, so Dunn will work out of the bullpen once activated from the 15-day injured list. Bell said that Dunn is expected to rejoin the Reds in Chicago over the weekend, so he could be activated at some point during the team's series with the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Cleared for rehab start
Dunn (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Dunn looked like a potential shutdown candidate when he landed on the 15-day injured list Sept. 15 with right shoulder tightness, but his latest shoulder issue apparently isn't severe as the one that kept him shelved for the first three months of the 2022 campaign. According to Nightengale, Dunn is expected to toss around 50-to-55 pitches Tuesday, with that sort of workload implying that the Reds intend to bring him back as a starter once he's activated from the IL. If all goes well Tuesday, Dunn could be a candidate to take over Chase Anderson's spot in the Cincinnati rotation Sunday in Chicago against the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Lands on injured list
Dunn was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder tightness Thursday, retroactive to Sept. 12.
Dunn was slated to start Friday's game against the Cardinals, but he's apparently dealing with a shoulder injury that will keep him out until at least late September. The Reds haven't announced who will take Dunn's place in the rotation, but they'll get a boost this weekend since Hunter Greene (shoulder) is on track to return Saturday. While Dunn will be eligible to return Sept. 27, it's possible that the Reds elect to keep him out for the remainder of the season since the team isn't in postseason contention.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Activated Wednesday
Dunn was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.
He only spent two days on the IL after dealing with an illness. Dunn has a 6.10 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through seven appearances (31 innings), so with Hunter Greene and Graham Ashcraft nearing returns, Dunn could be shifted to a long-relief role before the end of the season. He last pitched Sunday, so he will be available as a starter this weekend in St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Goes on COVID-19 IL
The Reds placed Dunn on the COVID-19 injured list Monday.
Officially, Dunn is on the IL without a designation, but Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer notes that the right-hander dealt with an illness before exiting Sunday's loss to the Brewers after pitching three innings. With that in mind, Dunn's absence is presumably related to a positive COVID-19 test, but he'll be eligible to rejoin the Reds as soon as he clears the necessary protocols. After yielding six runs in the loss to Milwaukee, Dunn now sits on a 6.10 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 31 innings with Cincinnati on the season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 209 lbs|
|Birthplace: Freeport, NY|
|School: Boston College|
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