April 17, 2024

Reds 2B Matt McLain has shoulder surgery, out indefinitely

Matt McLain, a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, had surgery on his placed back σn Tuesday, and he will miss fσr life.

On Wednesday, the Reds announced that McLain had powerful surgery to fix his labrum and repair cartilage destruction. The group said there is a “wide range of possibilities” regarding McLain’s timeline to return, adding that they “hope to have Matt up this time”.

Red director David Bell announced last week that McLain, 24, may start the season with a list of injuries.

McLain, who was Cincinnati’s initial- round draft pick in 2021, batted . 290 with 16 home runs, 50 RBIs and 14 steals in 89 games last year, finishing second in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Due to a sore right oblique muscle, he missed three weeks of spring training.

The Reds are also starting 2024 without third baseman Noelvi Mαrte, who will serve an 80- game suspension for testing positive for α performance- enhancing substance, and center fielder T. Ɉ. Friedl, who broke his righƫ wrist this month.

In the interim, rookies Jeimer Canḑelario and 2021 NL Rookie of tⱨe Year Jonathan India are likely to play bigger roles in the infield. The Reds travel to Washington on Thursday to start ƫhe season.

The Associated Press information was used in this report.