“Cincinnati Enquirer-GOODYEAR, Arizona – Learning the outfield throughout the past month, Cincinnati Reds top prospect Nick Senzel was hopeful that he could continue playing his new positions in the Arizona Fall League.
Instead, he won’t be able to play at all.
Senzel told the Enquirer that he needs surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow, which will sideline him for four-to-six weeks. He expects to be 100 percent healthy by Spring Training but was disappointed that it would cost him additional playing time in the fall.
“I have two bone spurs in my left elbow, so I have to get a scope surgery done to clean it out,” Senzel said. “I think it’s six weeks, so I’m down another six weeks here soon, which is another kind of crappy thing.”
It’s been a year of tough injuries for Senzel, who missed the final two months of the minor league season because of a fractured right index finger. He was sidelined for nearly a month in May as he dealt with vertigo.”
Well, shit just keeps getting worse and worse for our #1 prospect. Many was expecting him to make his debut last year around the tradeline, but he had to get surgery because of a fractured finger. The Reds planned on using him in the outfield, just to make him more versatile for when he does come up to the major league level, but now this shit happens.
Luckily, none of these injuries are big time career enders. It just gets kind of annoying though when small shit continues to happen that causes him playing time.
Nick’s hit .314 and has an OBP of .390 in his 231 minor league games. He’s also hit 27 home runs knocked in 130 RBIs. He’s proven he can hit, and he’s proven he can play several different positions in the field. Now we just need him to prove that he can stay healthy.