Tim Adleman was recalled from Louisville on Tuesday, prior to the start he was scheduled to make.
With Cody Reed being optioned on Monday, Friday’s start will need to be filled, and Adleman will likely be the man now.
The corresponding 25-man roster move was to place Michael Lorenzen on the bereavement list.
Adleman has been strong for Louisville, and has been nothing but consistent since his return from the DL. Outside of the one sideways start that he had with 10 hits allowed, Adleman has allowed 29 hits and three earned runs in 34 innings with Louisville. He has also struck out 25 over the span.
In his last three starts, he has lasted at least seven innings. In the last outing, he worked seven innings with six hits and two unearned runs.
The well-traveled Adleman spent two years playing in independent ball before signing with the Reds in 2014. After being a 24th round pick by the Orioles, in 2010, Adleman saw his release two seasons later by Baltimore.
Adleman was off to a strong start with the Reds in 2016, when he was placed on the DL after his May 19 start with an oblique strain.
In his first three starts, Adleman worked 16 innings, allowing six runs. The hits can be deceiving in those three starts. He allowed seven combined in his first two outings and eight in his third. The fourth start was the one that Adleman left due to the injury after 3.1 innings.
The 28-year-old rookie in 2016 throws a pair of fastballs in the 90-93 range, with a four-seamer and a two-seam sinker. He has a curve in the mid-70s and a change around 80.