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Reds lose Jonathan India, Mike Moustakas to injuries

Field Level Media
09 Aug 2022, 11:40 GMT+10

Cincinnati second baseman Jonathan India and third baseman Mike Moustakas left the Reds' game against the New York Mets with injuries in the fourth inning on Monday.

India, the reigning National League Rookie of the Year, exited with an injury to his right hamstring. He has been on the injured list twice this season with that same injury.

Moustakas, who has seen significant time at second base, first base and designated hitter in recent seasons after spending most of his time at third base early in his career, left with a left calf injury. He also has spent considerable time on the IL over the last few seasons.

The Reds moved center fielder Nick Senzel to third base, inserted Albert Almora Jr. in center field and put Matt Reynolds at second base.

India, who was appearing in his 56th game, went 1-for-2 to raise his batting average to .253. He has seven homers and 24 RBIs on the season.

In his rookie season, he hit .269 with 21 home runs, 69 RBIs, 71 walks and 12 stolen bases, mostly out of the leadoff spot.

Moustakas, who played only 106 games in his first two seasons with the Reds (2020-21) after signing a four-year, $64 million deal, was playing his 73rd game this season. He also was 1-for-2 on Monday to raise his batting average to .200. He has six home runs and 21 RBIs.

The 33-year-old is in his 12th major league season and is batting .247 with 202 homers and 631 RBIs across 1,309 games.

--Field Level Media

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