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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Marlon Byrd To Return As Early As Friday

Marlon Byrd is making a trip to Pensacola, not looking for the miracle of the fountain of youth but healing in his broken wrist

Byrd was hit on the wrist by the Phillies' Shawn O'Sullivan on June 2nd and was placed on the disabled list the next day with a broken right wrist.

Byrd will play for the Blue Wahoos on Wednesday and Thursday, then will be re-evaluated.


Price was surprised that Byrd's injury would heal this quickly

“There was – I don’t want to say a question mark – but you knew the bone was broken and had to heal, but I don’t think anyone could have anticipated that he would be out of that immobilization wrist guard that he had on as quickly as he was and then to actually return to baseball activity so quickly," Price said. "It was pretty awesome; unexpected, for sure. Being out for such a short period of time, all things considered, it’s not like we’ve got build him up like a Jason Bourgeois, who’s got to get a certain number of at bats to build endurance. One thing that Marlon did was he was really invested in all of his cardio stuff. He didn’t want to lose his endurance or get out of shape. He put a lot of hard work into being able to come back so quickly.”

Rookie pitcher Jon Moscot will not be so lucky.  Even though his injury was to his non-throwing shoulder, if surgery is needed, Moscot will be unavailable for a long time. The Reds were scheduled to meet with Dr. Timothy Kremchek this afternoon before the game.
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“We have more information on the shoulder injury. It’s fairly extensive and we’re going to meet before gametime to discuss what the best protocols are. You hate to say it doesn’t look good for his imminent return, but I think it’s fair to say it will be a while before we see Jon back pitching again,” Price said.

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