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Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Undergoes successful surgery
Ashcraft (toe) had successful surgery Tuesday.
Ashcraft underwent surgery to relieve a stress reaction in his big right toe. He is expected to be fully recovered by spring training. Prior to suffering the injury, the starter was having a solid second half with a 2.81 ERA over 10 starts.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Surgery set
Ashcraft (toe) will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Ashcraft will have surgery to repair a stress reaction in his right big toe. During the Reds' second-half slide, Ashcraft, who had a 2.81 ERA over 10 starts since the All-Star break, was the team's most dependable starter. The right-hander posted a 4.76 ERA over 26 starts and 145.2 innings overall in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Shifts to 60-day IL
The Reds transferred Ashcraft (toe) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.
The move to the 60-day IL officially ends Ashcraft's season, which comes as little surprise after reports emerged over the weekend that the right-hander would soon undergo surgery to address a stress reaction in his right big toe. Ashcraft is expected to be in store for a relatively normal offseason and should be fully cleared in advance of spring training. He finished the 2023 campaign with a 7-9 record, 4.76 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 111:52 K:BB over 145.2 innings across 26 starts with Cincinnati.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Will undergo season-ending surgery
Ashcraft will undergo season-ending surgery on his right big toe Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Ashcraft landed on the injured list earlier this month and hoped to pitch again, but surgery obviates a return in 2023. The Reds move forward with just one pitcher from the Opening Day rotation -- Hunter Greene -- and three rookies. Ben Lively, who battled through a pectoral injury and recently returned from the COVID-19-related injured list, is also projected to start games.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Officially on injured list
The Reds placed Ashcraft on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a stress reaction in his right big toe.
Ashcraft pitched five innings Friday against the Cubs before leaving the game to get an MRI on his toe. He'll now officially miss multiple turns through the rotation and be replaced on the roster by Chasen Shreve, who was selected from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: IL stint likely
Reds manager David Bell said Saturday that Ashcraft (toe) will likely be placed on the injured list, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Ashcraft was taken out of his start Friday against the Cubs due to a sore toe, and it appears he will be forced to miss multiple turns through the rotation. His absence will be a big blow to a Reds rotation that is already without three pitchers due to COVID-19.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Battling sore toe
Ashcraft was dealing with a sore toe during his start Friday against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Ashcraft gave up three runs during the first game of Friday's doubleheader and left after five innings to get an MRI. He should be considered day-to-day until the results of that testing is made available.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Yields two runs in no-decision
Ashcraft allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.2 frames in Sunday's loss to Arizona. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.
Ashcraft gave up one run through six innings before coughing up a solo shot to Lourdes Gurriel in the seventh. Ashcraft has allowed three or fewer runs in 11 consecutive starts, posting a 2.39 ERA during that span. His season ERA still sits at 4.73 alongside a 105:51 K:BB through 140.2 frames. Ashcraft's next start is projected to be at home against the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Fans 10 in win
Ashcraft (7-8) earned the win Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over seven innings against the Angels. He struck out 10.
Ashcraft struggled mightily with the long ball Tuesday, surrendering a trio of solo homers to Brandon Drury, Mike Moustakas and Logan O'Hoppe. However, he was dominant outside of the home runs, giving up no runs on two hits across seven innings of work. The outing was Ashcraft's first career start with double-digit strikeouts and marked his 10th straight appearance allowing three or fewer runs. Over that stretch, Ashcraft owns a 2.35 ERA and a 48:20 K:BB across 65 innings. He's lined up to finish out his two-start week with a road game against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Reds-Angels postponed
Ashcraft and the Reds won't play the Angels on Monday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Anaheim, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
With Hurricane Hilary bringing heavy rainfall to Southern California, the Reds and Angels will wait until Tuesday to begin their three-game series. Monday's postponement will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Expect the Reds to move Ashcraft back one day in the pitching schedule to take the hill Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Goes seven innings in loss
Ashcraft (6-8) took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks over seven innings against the Guardians. He struck out two.
After allowing a pair of runs in the opening inning, Ashcraft blanked the Guardians over his subsequent six frames before allowing a third run in the seventh. However, the Reds failed to generate any run support in a 3-0 loss. Ashcraft hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since June 24 -- he's pitched to a 2.17 ERA over his last nine outings. Overall, the 25-year-old right-hander has a 4.89 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP and 90:48 K:BB across 23 starts (127 innings) this season. Ashcraft's currently lined up for a road matchup with the Angels in his next outing.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Allows one run over seven frames
Ashcraft did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits and one walk over seven innings in a 5-4 loss against the Marlins. He struck out seven.
Ashcraft surrendered a leadoff home run to Josh Bell in top of the fourth but was otherwise dominant, allowing only two other hits in the game, both of which came in the first inning. The right-hander threw 17 first-pitch strikes, and it was his third start this season in which he allowed just three hits. Ashcraft has now given up two earned runs or fewer in eight consecutive starts and has allowed one run or fewer in five of those eight starts. With Thursday's performance he lowered his season ERA to 4.95 and WHIP and 1.41.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Loses lead in eighth inning
Ashcraft did not factor into the decision Friday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over eight innings in the Reds' 6-3 loss to Washington. He struck out five.
The right-hander allowed just one run through seven innings and was a pitch away from escaping the eighth with a 3-1 lead, but Joey Meneses smashed a two-run homer to tie the game on Ashcraft's 100th pitch of the night. It was still another positive outing overall for Ashcraft, who has delivered six quality starts in his last seven turns to bring his ERA down to 5.18 for the season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Quiets Dodgers
Ashcraft (6-7) allowed five hits and struck out two without walking a batter over six scoreless innings to earn the win Sunday over the Dodgers.
Ashcraft continued a solid stretch that has seen him allow no more than two runs in any of his last six starts. This was his fifth quality start in that span, and it's also the second time he's tossed a scoreless appearance. The 25-year-old right-hander is at a 5.31 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 76:43 K:BB through 105 innings across 20 starts, but his recent pitching makes him worth a look in most fantasy formats. Ashcraft is projected to make his next start at home versus the Nationals.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Solid again Monday
Ashcraft allowed two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out eight batters over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against Milwaukee on Monday.
Ashcraft tied a season high with four walks in the outing, but he avoided issuing multiple free passes in any one frame. The right-hander balanced the mild wildness with a campaign-best eight strikeouts, and he fell just two outs shy of a fifth straight quality start. Though Ashcraft has had some major blow-ups this season -- a big factor in his poor overall 5.64 ERA -- he's been pitching well since the end of June, posting a 2.10 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 30 innings covering his past five starts.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Continues strong pitching Wednesday
Ashcraft (5-7) earned the win over San Francisco on Wednesday, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three batters over six-plus innings.
Ashcraft made it through four scoreless frames before the Giants tagged him for a run in the fifth. The right-hander tossed a 1-2-3 sixth but surrendered a solo homer to Blake Sabol leading off the seventh, which led to his removal. Though his outing ended on that sour note, it was another strong performance overall by Ashcraft, as he notched his fourth straight quality start. Over that span, he's recorded a standout 1.82 ERA over 24.2 frames, though his mediocre 14:9 K:BB across the quality-start streak is fair reason to question whether it is sustainable.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 248 lbs|
|Birthplace: Huntsville, AL|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|