Cincinnati Reds activate Tejay Antone (forearm) from IL

May 25, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Tejay Antone (70) throws to the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds activated right-hander Tejay Antone from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday afternoon’s game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis.

Antone, 27, was placed on the injured list on June 11 with a right forearm inflammation. He participated in his second bullpen session without issue on Sunday in San Diego.

Antone owns a 1-0 record with three saves and a 1.41 ERA in 20 relief appearances this season. He has a 1-3 record, plus the three saves, and a 2.14 ERA in 33 career appearances (four starts) with the Reds.

Also Tuesday, Cincinnati optioned outfielder Scott Heineman to Triple-A Louisville and sent right-hander Jeff Hoffman on a rehab assignment.

Heineman, 28, is batting .077 with two homers and three RBIs in 17 games this season.

Hoffman, 28, was placed on the 10-day injured list after exiting a May 26 game versus the Washington Nationals with right shoulder soreness. He owns a 3-4 record with a 4.61 ERA in 10 appearances (all starts) this season.

–Field Level Media