Why are the Reds pitchers always injured?

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    Why are the Reds pitchers always injured?

    Seems as if in recent years the Reds have had continuous issue with their pitchers being injured. Question is why?

    Is it truly just dumb luck? Overuse at the lower levels? Overuse at the Major League Level? Improper care taken by the medical staff? Are the pitchers themselves responsible?
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    Fear of preforming well enough to get traded and having to pitch to Votto.

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    It's not an issue that is isolated to the Reds.

    Pitchers in general are getting injured more frequently all over baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Seems as if in recent years the Reds have had continuous issue with their pitchers being injured. Question is why?

    Is it truly just dumb luck? Overuse at the lower levels? Overuse at the Major League Level? Improper care taken by the medical staff? Are the pitchers themselves responsible?
    Remember the stuff Mat Latos said a few years ago? The organization took shots back at him, but never claimed he was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    Remember the stuff Mat Latos said a few years ago? The organization took shots back at him, but never claimed he was wrong.
    And now Mat Latos is out of baseball.

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    164 MLB pitchers have gone in the DL this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    164 MLB pitchers have gone in the DL this season.
    An average of almost 5 1/2 per team. I can only imagine the amount of money paid out to players on the DL.

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    But also the 10-Day DL is being used a lot as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    But also the 10-Day DL is being used a lot as well
    Not sure what you're getting at with the but? Are you saying teams have injured pitchers they're not putting on the DL, and leaving active on their roster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    Remember the stuff Mat Latos said a few years ago? The organization took shots back at him, but never claimed he was wrong.
    Yeah definitely wasn't because he was lazy, out of shape, and didn't want to do his rehab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Yeah definitely wasn't because he was lazy, out of shape, and didn't want to do his rehab.
    Thats not fair, he did his rehab, just was a different program....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Not sure what you're getting at with the but? Are you saying teams have injured pitchers they're not putting on the DL, and leaving active on their roster?
    There is now a 10-Day Disabled list. Whereas the fifteen would cause a pitcher to lose 3 starts. The ten day with an off day causes them to lose only one. So teams will put pitchers on the 10-day list a lot faster than the previous 15-day list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Yeah definitely wasn't because he was lazy, out of shape, and didn't want to do his rehab.
    I think Latos was pretty good for us 33-16 over 3 years. 14-4, 14-7, and 5-5. ERA about a 3.3.

    He said bad things about the team's leadership and medical personnel. No one ever came out and said that he was wrong. They just said they were glad he was gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    There is now a 10-Day Disabled list. Whereas the fifteen would cause a pitcher to lose 3 starts. The ten day with an off day causes them to lose only one. So teams will put pitchers on the 10-day list a lot faster than the previous 15-day list.
    Gotcha. I knew there was a 10 day list, just wasn't sure what you were saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    There is now a 10-Day Disabled list. Whereas the fifteen would cause a pitcher to lose 3 starts. The ten day with an off day causes them to lose only one. So teams will put pitchers on the 10-day list a lot faster than the previous 15-day list.
    This was predicted by the talking heads as a probability - not just a possibility - as soon as it was announced that there would be a 10-day disabled list.

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