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After Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel made a dive on opening day, he left the game in the next half inning when his spot on the line-up showed.
“He did something for this great game,” said manager David Bell after Thursday’s game. “It was significant enough to get out of the game. We will probably not have full knowledge of what to expect until tomorrow. I think right now there are signs that he will be fine. We just have to see how many days it will take. Hopefully we’ll have him again this weekend. “
Friday’s day off could have been beneficial for Nick Senzel and the Cincinnati Reds. In theory, it gave them an extra day after the injury for him to heal, one less game to miss – if he had to miss anything at all. But the statement was released just before 10 a.m. ET this morning, and Senzel wasn’t there. Tyler Naquin starts in midfield while the rest of the line-up is as expected:
- Jesse Winker – LF
- Nick Castellanos – RF
- Joey Votto – 1B
- Eugenio Suarez – SS
- Mike Moustakas – 3B
- Jonathan India – 2B
- Tyler Naquin – CF.
- Tucker Barnhart – C.
- Tyler Mahle – SP
There hasn’t been a pre-game interview with Bell for an update on Nick Senzel’s status. In this case we will provide an update with the statements of the manager.
Update: 1:15 p.m. ET
In his pre-game press conference with the media, Reds manager David Bell said it was “nothing serious” with Nick Senzel.
“It’s nothing serious,” said Bell before the game. “We hope to have him in some form tonight. And I hope to have him on the line in a day or two. “
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