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Brandon Finnegan leaves game with apparent injury

The Cincinnati starter looked to be in pain after a 4th inning pitch.

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As the ink was still drying on Brandon Finnegan being activated from the 60-day DL prior to Monday’s start against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cincinnati Reds lefty was already dealing with another injury issue. On his 58th pitch of the game, Finnegan appeared to wince in pain, and left the game immediately after being looked at by team trainers.

There was no initial word about the nature of Finnegan’s injury, but the look on his face as he left the mound sure seemed to indicate it wasn’t something of the “minor injury” variety, especially given that he’d just worked his way back through extensive rehab after having been sidelined since mid April. And if that’s the case, the excitement we had about the Reds getting a pitcher of his talent back to help their rotational woes may well need to get tossed back in a shoe box and shoved to the back corner of the attic.

Stay tuned for more great grand beautifully positive news about Cincinnati Reds pitching as it comes out.