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Cincinnati Reds’ Infielder Mike Moustakas on 10 – Day IL with Heel Injury

Introduction

On Thursday, May 20th, 2021 the Cincinnati Reds’ veteran star infielder, Mike Moustakas, was cautiously placed on the 10 – day injured list due to a right heel contusion that he suffered in a ball game earlier this week. The Cincinnati Reds have decided to call up, Max Schrock, their infielder from the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple – A affiliate in order to replace Moustakas temporarily while he recovers from his minor injury.

The 32 – year – old Moustakas of the Cincinnati Reds is carrying a batting average of .241 this year to go along with his 4 home runs, and he has driven in 13 RBI’s as well so far over the course of the young 2021 Major League Baseball season. Now that Mike has found himself on the 10 – day injured list, he will hopefully get the rest and recovery that he needs before returning to the Cincinnati Reds’ big league starting line – up hopefully in the near future.

The damage to Moustakas’ heel injury seemed to have been getting worse from him trying to play through his ailment. According to sources close to the Cincinnati Reds, Mike’s heel was recently reevaluated, and the results revealed that there is further damage to his right heel contusion than when it was first assessed by the Cincinnati Reds’ medical staff. I believe that this most recent set back was the final straw that caused Moustakas to be placed on the 10 – day injured list in order to ensure that his foot is 100 % before the Cincinnati Reds put him back in to the ball club’s starting line – up once again.

Media Statements

"I was surprised," the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, David Bell, said to the media after the ball game. "I was positive based on the feedback I was getting from [Moustakas]. I think he just wanted to play so bad. I know he was doing everything he possibly could to get back on the field, to get back in the lineup. But even from Day 1 or Day 2, he made himself available to pinch-hit.

"Every day I would talk to him, he was getting better. [It was] definitely a concern that, by putting him in the games, that I was making it worse. I kept asking that, and he said, 'No.' Finally, they just did another exam and found a little more damage in there."

Mike Moustakas’ Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 3 Time MLB All – Star (2015, 2017, 2019)
  • World Series Champion (2015)
  • American League Comeback Player of the Year (2017)

Current MLB Standings (as of Friday, May 21st, 2021)

American League East

Boston Red Sox 27 – 18 0 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 26 – 19 1 Games Behind

New York Yankees 25 – 19 1.5 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 23 – 19 2.5 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 17 – 26 9 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 26 – 16 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 23 – 18 2.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 20 – 22 6 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 17 – 26 9.5 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 15 – 28 11.5 Games Behind

American League West

Houston Astros 26 – 18 0 Games Behind

Oakland Athletics 26 – 19 0.5 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 21 – 23 5 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 19 – 25 7 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 19 – 27 8 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 20 – 17 0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 22 – 22 1.5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 20 – 23 3 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 20 – 24 3.5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 17 – 23 4.5 Games Behind

National League Central

St. Louis Cardinals 25 – 18 0 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 22 – 21 3 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 21 – 22 4 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 19 – 23 5.5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 18 – 25 7 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 28 – 16 0 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 27 – 17 1 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 26 – 18 2 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 18 – 27 10.5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 15 – 29 13 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Friday, May 21st, 2021. Currently the Cincinnati Reds have the 14th lowest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                         +325
New York Yankees                            +700
San Diego Padres                                +800
Chicago White Sox                             +850
New York Mets                                  +900
Atlanta Braves                                    +1600
Oakland Athletics                               +1700
Houston Astros                                   +1700
Boston Red Sox                                  +1800
Toronto Blue Jays                               +2000
St. Louis Cardinals                             +2000
Milwaukee Brewers                            +2400
Tampa Bay Rays                                +2500
Philadelphia Phillies                           +3500
San Francisco Giants                          +4000
Cleveland Indians                               +3500
Cincinnati Reds                                   +4000
Minnesota Twins                                 +4500
Los Angeles Angels                             +5000
Kansas City Royals                             +6000
Washington Nationals                         +6000
Chicago Cubs                                      +6600
Miami Marlins                                     +10000
Seattle Mariners                                 +12500
Baltimore Orioles                               +20000
Arizona Diamondbacks                      +25000
Texas Rangers                                    +25000
Pittsburgh Pirates                                +30000
Colorado Rockies                               +50000
Detroit Tigers                                      +50000

 

Sources:

“Cincinnati Reds place Mike Moustakas on 10-day IL with nagging heel injury”, espn.com, May 20, 2021.

“Mike Moustakas”, baseball-reference.com, May 21, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, May 21, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv,


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