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Reds News: David Bell Provides Update on Kyle Farmer Injury

Devon Platana
Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell has provided an update with the latest Kyle Farmer injury news.
Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell has provided an update with the latest Kyle Farmer injury news. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images
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After missing Monday's game with what was described as "bumps and bruises," Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer returned to the lineup on Tuesday, hitting a two-run home run in a 7-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals. However, news surfaced on Wednesday that Farmer will not start in the series finale against the Royals.

On Wednesday afternoon, Reds manager David Bell provided an update on Farmer's condition, saying that the shortstop is dealing with "body soreness". Unfortunately, for any curious Cincinnati fans, the manager didn't describe the soreness beyond that, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

Kyle Farmer Injury News

Sitting Farmer out of Wednesday's game could be a precautionary measure. After all, Bell did say that "the more rest he [Farmer] can get, the better." It could just be that the shortstop's "bumps and bruises" from earlier in the week haven't fully healed and the Reds want to give him the best chance to heal properly.

Prior to his injury, Farmer was having more of a down campaign compared to past seasons. While his 223 at-bats are a career-high, he's recorded 7 home runs and 28 RBI while slashing .223/.292/.343, which is below his career slash line of .234/.295/.359. Hopefully, some time off can get him back on track.

If the Reds are going to compete for a World Series this year, they're going to need their roster to be at the top of their game and as healthy as possible. Cincinnati is currently tied for the 16th-best odds to win a championship at +6000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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