Reds Get Bad News With Jose Barrero Injury Update

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Cincinnati Reds received some bad news with the latest injury update on infielder Jose Barrero.
The Cincinnati Reds received some bad news with the latest injury update on infielder Jose Barrero. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Though the Cincinnati Reds' recent fire sale of key veterans likely takes this team out of contention, it does allow the organization's younger talent to be let loose. Top prospect Jose Barrero was slated for an increased role heading into Opening Day after seeing limited use in the majors over the past two seasons.

However, a recent injury means Barrero's 2022 campaign will start on a sour note.

Jose Barrero Injury

The rising infielder has a hamate injury and could miss six weeks, according to The Athletic's C. Trent Rosecrans. That's certainly an unfortunate way for Barrero to begin the year, but at least he's not expected to miss extended time.

The talented almost 24-year-old is ranked as the Cincinnati's top prospect by Baseball America, so all eyes will be on him once he does take the field in 2022. Barrero currently is slashing .197/.242/.248 across 117 career at-bats in the pros.

Now the team must prepare to begin its season without Barrero, who was expected to challenge Kyle Farmer for starting shortstop duties leading up to Opening Day.

Cincinnati owns +8500 odds to win the 2022 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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