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Reds | Michael Lorenzen activated from DL

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:01:23 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, June 22. In a corresponding move, SP Alfredo Simon (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL.

Fantasy Tip: Lorenzen is a potential grab in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, but keep your expectations in check. His rookie season left a lot to be desired (5.40 ERA, 1.66 ERA and 6.6 K/9 through 113 1/3 innings). Simon should be replaced in all fantasy formats.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen ready for rehab starts

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:12:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) said he needs three or four rehab outings before returning to start for Cincinnati. He was throwing 97 and 98 mph during extended spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Lorenzen only carries value in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, and his rookie season was extremely underwhelming (5.40 ERA, 1.66 ERA and 6.6 K/9 through 113 1/3 innings). Monitor his progress over the next few weeks, but you should also keep your expectations in check.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen to throw Saturday

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:38:05 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) will throw two innings in an extended spring training game Saturday, June 4.

Fantasy Tip: Lorenzen has been sidelined all year, but he is worth keeping an eye on in NL-only formats when he does return.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen eyeing June return

Sat, 21 May 2016 17:55:38 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) could return in June, manager Bryan Price said Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Lorenzen could eventually have some value in NL-only leagues, but he can be left on waivers until he is back on the mound.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen has setback

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:47:22 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow, illness) had a setback in his recovery from elbow issues with a bout of mononucleosis, according to manager Bryan Price.

Fantasy Tip: Lorenzen is pretty far behind at this point after making just one spring start. He's still in the process of adjusting to life as a major league starter, so he'll be a work in progress all year. Owners will need to be patient. At best, he's a stash option in deeper NL-only leagues.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen had PRP injection

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 22:41:14 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) has yet to resume throwing due to a strained elbow. He was recently given a platelet-rich plasma injection to help with his healing.

Fantasy Tip: Lorenzen has been limited to just one spring start, so he is not likely to be ready to start the season with the big club. He has a little upside, but the Reds are expected to be pretty poor and his fantasy appeal is rather minimal at this time.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen shut down for two weeks

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:49:12 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) will not pitch for a couple of weeks as he recovers from a mild UCL sprain in his throwing elbow.

Fantasy Tip: This is just confirmation Lorenzen will not be ready for the start of the season, and that you should look elsewhere. Lorenzen will be no better than an SP option off your bench at this rate.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen receives bad news

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:21:50 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) was diagnosed with a mild strain and tendinitis in his right elbow, and he will not be ready for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: This latest injury news cements the fact that Lorenzen isn't a good candidate for any fantasy roster to begin the year.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen to have MRI

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:44:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen (elbow) will undergo an MRI on his right elbow. He rested three days after he was unable to make a scheduled start, but felt discomfort when trying to play catch on Sunday, March 13. Manager Bryan Price said Lorenzen is "not great" and the MRI is being conducted to determine if there is any structural damage.

Fantasy Tip: Uh oh, this sounds like ominous news for the 24-year-old right-hander. Lorenzen wasn't good last year in his rookie campaign, going 4-9 with a 5.40 ERA in 21 starts and six relief appearances, so even if he manages to escape this ordeal unscathed, he won't be a fantasy option, except for maybe the deepest of NL-only leagues. And even that's a generous proclamation concerning his outlook.

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Reds | Michael Lorenzen to work in bullpen

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:38:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen is likely to have made his final start of the season Wednesday, Sept. 16, against the San Francisco Giants. However, manager Bryan Price wants him to be available in relief. "I'd like him to be available to pitch out of the bullpen so he can continue to pitch in the month of September," Price said. "It wouldn't be a big workload but his availability is important, I think. It's important for him to finish the season active."

Fantasy Tip: Active or non-active, if Lorenzen ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) isn't starting he can be struck off of your FantasyScore list.

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