After an 11-game stretch that saw them go 9-2, the Cincinnati Reds have lost their last three games in a row. Fortunately, help may be on the way soon in the form of 26-year-old outfielder Nick Senzel.
Reds manager David Bell said on Monday that Senzel — who has been on the injured list since May 21 with left knee inflammation — could potentially begin his rehab stint this week, according to The Athletic's C. Trent Rosecrans.
Nick Senzel Injury Update
Senzel underwent surgery back in May to deal with his knee issues. The original timetable projected him to return between four and six weeks, so even though his recovery has been a bit slower than that, his eventual return should be well received by the Reds and their fans.
After a promising rookie season, injuries have limited Senzel to just 59 games played over the past two years. Hopefully, his most recent stint on the IL has helped put those injuries behind him. The 26-year-old outfielder recorded 4 doubles, a home run and 8 RBI with a .252/.323/.315 slash line in 36 games so far this year. No matter how you slice it, Senzel should provide the Reds with some sort of offensive boost considering how they've averaged 3.33 runs per game over their last three contest — which ranks 22nd in the MLB during that span.
The Reds are going to need Senzel and the rest of their roster to be as healthy as possible if they want to increase their odds of turnings this season around and going on a championship run. FanDuel Sportsbook is listing Cincinnati at +6000 to win the World Series, giving the club sole possession of the 15th-best odds in the MLB.
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