Reds activate Connor Overton, place Mike Minor on the injured list

The Cincinnati Reds have made four roster moves this afternoon. Connor Overton was activated from the injured list after a successful rehab assignment in Triple-A. He’ll take the spot on the active roster of Mike Minor, who was placed on the 15-day injured list with shoulder soreness. The team also sent catcher Aramis Garcia to Triple-A on a rehab assignment. Nick Senzel was moved to the 60-day injured list.

Connor Overton is coming back from a stress reaction in his back that has had him on the injured list since mid-May. He had made four starts for the Reds between April 30th and May 17th, posting a 1.82 ERA in 24.2 innings while giving up 15 hits, walking seven batters, striking out 10, and not giving up a home run. The right-handed starter made two appearances in Triple-A Louisville while on rehab last week, throwing 7.2 combined innings with two earned runs, three walks, and nine strikeouts. In his final outing he threw 78 pitches and should be ready to go in whichever role he’s asked to perform with Cincinnati.

That role may very well be that of a starting pitcher with Mike Minor hitting the injured list. This likely ends the Mike Minor era in Cincinnati, although his move was retroactive to Tuesday so he could be activated for the final two days of the season if the team really wanted to make that happen.

Aramis Garcia last played for the Reds on July 7th. He’s missed the last two-and-a-half months with a sprained finger on his left hand. At the time of the injury he was hitting .217/.252/.264 on the year in 113 plate appearances. He’ll join Louisville tonight. The Bats have five games remaining – Friday and Saturday, and then they wrap up the season with a 3-game set in Gwinnett against the Stripes.

The move of Nick Senzel to the 60-day injured list simply opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for Connor Overton. Senzel was already going to miss the rest of the season with a broken toe suffered earlier this week when he collided with the wall in center against Boston.

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