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Monday, July 14, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Ramon Santiago, Jack Hannahan

By on 7/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Cincinnati Reds enter the All-Star break with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The win improved the Reds to 51-44 on the season, third in the National League Central. The Reds got home runs from Kris Negron and Todd Frazier. They were without infielder Ramon Santiago, who injured his shoulder during Saturday's 6-5 loss.

As reported by Manny Randhawa of, Santiago started at second base on Saturday, but tweaked his left shoulder diving for a ground ball up the middle in the first inning.  Manaber Bryan Price sat Santiago on Sunday and held Santiago out mainly as a precaution.
"I think he's probably a little bit sore, but he can play. He got a little beat up yesterday, as you saw. But [the medical staff] did all the tests and stuff on him in there, and he had good strength and swung the bat fine and seemed to be OK. But I think he has the chance to feel a little bit more sore today than yesterday."
Santiago, in his 13th Major League season, is batting .263 with six RBI in 80 at bats this season. The veteran has played for the Tigers, Mariners and Reds and has a career batting average of .243 with 28 home runs and 203 RBI.

In other injury news, infielder Jack Hannahan continues to recover from a shoulder surgery last October. In three rehab games at Class A Dayton, Hannahan is 3-for-9 with a double and RBI.

Price is pleased with Hannahan's progress and will most likely start playing the field more in upcoming games.
"He's starting to do some things at first base and we're segueing probably from DH to first base and eventually to third base. But he's doing some different throws -- like that 3-6-1 double play -- which requires a different arm angle and footwork. So every time we reintegrate something, there's typically a little more soreness afterward, as you would expect while getting into shape."
Hannahan has played for the Tigers, A's, Mariners, Indians and Reds during his seven-year Major League career. He batted .216 with a home run and 14 RBI last season. Hannahan is a career .232 hitter with 29 home runs and 173 RBI.

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