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Cincinnati Reds put Jesse Winker (ribs) on IL

Aug 12, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Cincinnati Reds left fielder Jesse Winker (33) hits a grand slam home run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 12, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Cincinnati Reds left fielder Jesse Winker (33) hits a grand slam home run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds put outfielder Jesse Winker on the 10-day injured list Monday with an intercostal strain.

The intercostal muscles are the muscles between the ribs.

Winker, who turns 28 on Tuesday, aggravated the injury on a swing during Sunday’s game vs. Philadelphia before leaving in the third innings. Winker didn’t play Friday or Saturday due to the injury.

Winker is in the midst of a breakout season, batting .307 with career highes in home runs (24), RBIs (71) and runs (77) to go with a National-League leading 32 doubles. He made the All-Star team for the first time this season.

The Reds called up shortstop Jose Barrero to take Winker’s spot on the roster.

Barrero, 23, is hitting .303 with 17 home runs, 19 doubles and 15 steals in 80 games between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville this season.

He appeared in 24 games for the Reds in 2020, hitting .194 (13-for-67) with no home runs and two runs driven in.

–Field Level Media