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Regular Season .190 2 16 .513 0

Top Christian Encarnacion-Strand News

  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Fielding grounders

    Encarnacion-Strand (wrist) was on the field Tuesday fielding groundballs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Encarnacion-Strand's right hand remained in a protective cast while he fielded solely with his left (glove) hand. This was his first form of baseball activity since being diagnosed May 8 with a right ulnar styloid fracture on the inside of his hand near the wrist. The Reds still expect him back at some point in June, but a clearer timeline should emerge after Encarnacion-Strand undergoes a follow-up exam scheduled for June 5, the four-week mark of his projected 4-to-6 week recovery.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Follow-up exam coming June 5

    Encarnacion-Strand (wrist) will have a follow-up exam June 5, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    June 5 represents the four-week mark of Encarnacion-Strand's projected 4-to-6-week timetable as he recovers from a fracture in his right wrist, so the slugging first baseman doesn't look as though he'll be on track to return on the early side of that timeline. Encarnacion-Strand would presumably require a rehab assignment before he's activated from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Out 4-to-6 weeks

    Reds manager David Bell said that Encarnacion-Strand, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after tests revealed a new fracture in his right wrist, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Initial imaging after Encarnacion-Strand was hit on the hand by a pitch late last month came back clean, but subsequent tests revealed a right ulnar styloid fracture. The 24-year-old has hit a disappointing .190/.220/.293 with two home runs in 29 games for the Reds this season. Cincinnati will turn to Jeimer Candelario to replace Encarnacion-Strand at first base in Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, while Santiago Espinal enters the lineup at first base. The Reds signed Mike Ford to a one-year contract Wednesday and could also turn to him for starts at first base while Encarnacion-Strand is on the shelf.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Placed on IL with fractured wrist

    The Reds placed Encarnacion-Strand on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right ulnar styloid fracture.

    Encarnacion-Strand was hit on the hand by a pitch late last month and missed four games with lingering soreness. While initial imaging didn't reveal a new injury, it did show that the infielder has an old fracture that could be contributing to the discomfort. Ultimately, the Reds have opted to give him some extra down time, although it's not clear how long Encarnacion-Strand might be out. Cincinnati signed Mike Ford to the 26-man active roster to provide extra depth at first base/designated hitter while Encarnacion-Strand is out, and Cincinnati could also shift Jeimer Candelario over to first base and use Santiago Espinal at third base.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Returns to action

    Encarnacion-Strand went 0-for-3 in Friday's 3-0 loss to Baltimore.

    Encarnacion-Strand missed the last four games with a hand injury. His first full season in the majors has gotten off to a rocky start, as the first baseman is slashing .190/.216/.305 over 111 plate appearances. His strikeout rate is nearly identical to what it was in 2023, but the walk rate is about half of what it was last year and Encarnacion-Strand is in the fifth percentile in chase percentage.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Back in action Friday

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) will start at first base and bat fifth in Friday's game versus the Orioles.

    Encarnacion-Strand missed four starts due to lingering left hand soreness following a hit-by-pitch over the weekend, but he's ready to go now. The 24-year-old has slashed a disappointing .196/.222/.314 with a 28.7 percent strikeout rate in 25 contests with the Reds this season.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Likely to return Friday

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) and teammate Tyler Stephenson are expected to return Friday when the Reds host the Orioles, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The Reds' bats went quiet on their 2-4 road trip against the Rangers and Padres, hitting .201 as a team while averaging 10 strikeouts per game on the trip. Of course, Encarnacion-Strand has been struggling this year in both aspects, hitting .196 with a troubling 3:31 BB:K ratio in 108 plate appearances. Perhaps with better health and better weather he will come close to displaying the form he showed in 2023, when he hit .270/.328/.477 in 241 plate appearances at the big-league level.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Out again Wednesday

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest versus the Padres.

    He'll miss a fourth straight start due to lingering left hand soreness following a hit-by-pitch. Encarnacion-Strand has been available off the bench the last two days and presumably will be again Wednesday. He could be back in the lineup Friday against the Orioles after the Reds' off day Thursday.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Sits again Tuesday

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) isn't in the Reds' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Encarnacion-Strand will sit for the third straight game after taking a pitch off his left hand during Saturday's win over Texas. He was available off the bench Monday and may still be used if needed Tuesday, but Jeimer Candelario will be the one starting at first base while Santiago Espinal covers the hot corner.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Available off bench Monday

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) was available off the bench for Monday's 5-2 win over the Padres, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Encarnacion-Strand, who sat out a second consecutive game, underwent a precautionary MRI on Monday. The results of the imaging were not yet known at game time, but manager David Bell considered the first baseman available if needed.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Sent for precautionary MRI

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) underwent a precautionary MRI on Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Encarnacion-Strand has been held out of each of his club's last two games while dealing with soreness in his left hand, and the team sent him for further imaging Monday to make sure he's not dealing with anything serious. "He's feeling better, but we're just making sure," said manager David Bell. Encarnacion-Strand will continue to be considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Sits with hand injury

    Encarnacion-Strand was held out of Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers due to a left hand injury suffered in Saturday's 8-4 win, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Encarnacion-Strand was struck on his left hand by a pitch Saturday. According to manager David Bell, X-rays showed Encarnacion-Strand didn't sustain a fracture, though imaging revealed evidence of a previous fracture that may be contributing to his soreness. Spencer Steer filled in at first base Sunday for Encarnacion-Strand, who could be out a "few days," per Bell.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Gets day off

    Encarnacion-Strand is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

    Encarnacion-Strand will head to the bench in what looks to be a routine maintenance day after he had started in each of the Reds' last eight games. Spencer Steer will get a day out of the outfield and fill in at first base for Encarnacion-Strand, who has seen his season-long batting average dip below the Mendoza Line (.196) while going 1-for-14 with five strikeouts over his last four starts.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Delivers key hits in win

    Encarnacion-Strand went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-1 win over Philadelphia.

    Encarnacion-Strand, in his first three-hit game of the season, produced in a couple of key moments in the contest. After the Phillies jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, he delivered a two-out double in the bottom half to tie the game. Two innings later, Encarnacion-Strand gave the Reds a 2-1 lead with another two-out RBI on a single. He later got on base to lead off the fifth prior to Elly De La Cruz's home run. Encarnacion-Strand's been a streaky hitter in 2024 and entered the night batting just .190, but he's managed to deliver with two outs -- he's posted a .364 average with 11 of his 16 RBI in those situations.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Clubs two-RBI double

    Encarnacion-Strand went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI during Sunday's 3-0 win over the Angels.

    Encarnacion-Strand took part in each of the Reds' three runs scored, driving in Nick Martini and Elly De La Cruz on a sixth-inning double before coming around to score on a Jeimer Candelario triple. Although Encarnacion-Strand holds a poor .185/.190/.321 slash line, he ranks third on the Reds with 14 RBI.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Back in lineup Saturday

    Encarnacion-Strand (illness) is starting at first base and batting fifth in Saturday's game against the Angels.

    Encarnacion-Strand had missed the Reds' last two games due to an illness. He and third baseman Jeimer Candelario are back in Saturday's starting lineup and will face Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Out again with illness

    Encarnacion-Strand (illness) remains out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

    Encarnacion-Strand missed Wednesday's game due to an illness and still isn't ready to play following Thursday's off day. Spencer Steer is covering first base Friday.

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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Sits out due to illness

    Encarnacion-Strand did not play Wednesday due to illness, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Spencer Steer replaced him at first base.

    It had earlier been reported that Encarnacion-Strand was merely resting -- his first day off of the season -- but Cincinnati manager David Bell confirmed the illness. Bell didn't provide specifics on the symptoms but indicated Encarnacion-Strand wasn't feeling well in advance of the three-game series in Seattle.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, CA
Age: 24
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R