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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
Reds' Justin Dunn: Hit hard in loss
Dunn (1-3) took the loss Sunday, allowing six runs on six hits and three walks over three innings in a 7-6 loss against the Brewers. He struck out one.
The Brewers had little trouble against Dunn on Sunday, as he surrendered three homers on the day, including back-to-back jacks to Willy Adames and Rowdy Tellez in the second inning. Sunday marked Dunn's second straight outing with more walks than strikeouts, displaying yet again his lack of command. He will take a 6.10 ERA into his next start.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Pulled after 4.2 innings Tuesday
Dunn allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out one in 4.2 innings in a 9-3 loss Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Tuesday's start highlighted two of Dunn's weaknesses: control and keeping the ball in the park. The 26-year-old threw just 45 of his 81 pitches for strikes, allowed a solo homer to Ian Happ in the first and a two-run shot to Seiya Suzuki in the fifth. Dunn had been dealing with shoulder tightness since his last start but was cleared to pitch Tuesday. In 28 innings for Cincinnati, he's allowed nine homers and has a 20:14 K:BB. The righty has exceeded five innings in just one of his six starts.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Cleared to pitch Tuesday
Dunn (shoulder) is listed as the Reds' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Manager David Bell acknowledged that Dunn experienced tightness in his right shoulder coming out of the Reds' 5-1 win over the Cardinals a week ago, but the 26-year-old was apparently able to complete a bullpen session over the weekend without incident. Dunn will be back on the mound Tuesday on six days' rest, looking to build on what's been a promising run of starts as the season winds down. Over his last three starts, Dunn has turned in a 2.40 ERA and 1.07 WHIP while striking out 13 over 15 innings.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Dealing with shoulder tightness
Dunn experienced shoulder tightness during his start in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Cardinals, but Reds manager David Bell expects the right-hander to make his next turn through the rotation Sept. 6 against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
After two straight solid starts, Dunn was on his way to another quality outing Tuesday before he was pulled after four innings, when he began to show a dip in velocity. He was still able to escape the start relatively unscathed, taking a no-decision and striking out four while allowing one run on three hits and no walks. Though it's somewhat concerning that Dunn's shoulder is acting up again after it kept him on the 60-day injured list through the All-Star break, the Reds seemingly have confidence that he'll be ready to go after a few days of rest. His status for the series opener with the Cubs should be solidified based on how his shoulder responds to a throwing session over the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Lasts four innings in no-decision
Dunn allowed a run on three hits and a hit batsman while striking out four in four innings of a 5-1 win Tuesday against St. Louis. He did not factor into the decision.
Dunn was effective Tuesday, allowing a solo shot to Tommy Edman but otherwise navigating the Cardinals' lineup favorably. He was removed after four innings despite having thrown 63 pitches and the bottom third of the lineup due to bat. The 26-year-old had walked at least two batters in each of his previous four starts with Cincinnati and also walked at least two in each of his last six starts for Triple-A Louisville, continuing the trend of spotty command and control we've seen throughout his professional career. Dunn's next start will likely be early next week against the Cubs in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: First quality start of 2022
Dunn (1-2) took the loss Thursday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings against Philadelphia. He struck out five.
Dunn surrendered a solo home run from outfielder Kyle Schwarber in the third to give the Phillies the game's first run. This was the fourth start of 2022 for the righty, and it was the first time he pitched more than five innings. The 26-year-old has allowed three hits or more and two walks or more in each of his four outings.... See More ... See Less
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