Injury Updates On Two Cincinnati Reds Pitchers

The Cincinnati Reds are certainly dealing with plenty of injuries to players on their 40-man roster.

According to Reds manager David Bell, pitcher Tony Santillan could be delayed to start the season.

Santillan continues to make progress in his recovery from the lower-back strain that he suffered last summer, however, he hasn't yet returned to full strength.

Over his first two seasons, the twenty-five-year-old holds a solid 3.71 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, with 77 strikeouts over 63 innings of work.

He'll fill a middle-relief role for the Reds once he returns. 

Reds pitcher Lucas Sims is reportedly "completely healthy" and ready for the start of camp.

Sims was limited to just 6.2 innings of work last season due to season-ending back surgery. He allowed seven runs for a brutal 9.45 ERA over those innings.

However, the twenty-eight-year-old has been a decent relief option when healthy, compiling a 4.34 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, with 172 strikeouts over 122.1 innings of work across the last four seasons.

Sims could factor into the Reds' closer mix this season.
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