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Cincinnati Reds place Lucas Sims (elbow) on 10-day IL

Jun 6, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Lucas Sims (39) pitches during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 6, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Lucas Sims (39) pitches during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds placed right-hander Lucas Sims on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a right elbow sprain.

The move is retroactive to June 23. In a corresponding move, the Reds recalled outfielder Scott Heineman from Triple-A Louisville.

Sims, 27, last pitched on Tuesday, when he allowed three earned runs on three hits without recording an out in Cincinnati’s 10-7 victory over the host Minnesota Twins.

A first-round pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2012, Sims is 4-1 with a 5.02 ERA and a team-leading seven saves for the Reds this season.

In 95 career games (14 starts) with the Braves and Reds, Sims is 12-8 with a 4.96 ERA.

–Field Level Media