Reds Chatter: DeSclafani Makes 2018 MLB Debut vs. Rockies Tuesday

Anthony DeSclafani, out with a left oblique strain since the end of spring training, will be activated from the disabled list and start Tuesday against the Rockies. Manager Jim Riggleman said the reports were upbeat on DeSclafani in four rehab states at the minor-league level.

"He's stretched out to the high 90s [mph] so there's nothing left for him to do except pitch for us,'' Riggleman said.

DeSclafani went 9-5 with a 3.28 ERA in 20 starts for the Reds last year.

With Reds top prospect Nick Senzel being a second baseman, current second baseman Scooter Gennett says he likes his current position, and wouldn't lobby for a move to the outfield, but "I would agree in the sense of who's better or who's more suited for the position."

It is an issue the Reds have to deal with in looking at the future. Gennett will be free-agent eligible after the 2019 season. He's been a key player in the clubhouse and an impact bat so the idea of moving him to an outfield that has not been productive could be something the Reds embrace.

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