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Cincinnati Reds News: Chris Heisey, Nick Masset


Cincinnati Reds 28-year-old outfielder Chris Heisey had to leave a rehab game last week after aggravating a hamstring injury, and the setback means that it is possible for Heisey to be out until June. Even though the injury was described as being minor, it still caused Heisey’s rehab game progress to be halted after he re-strained his hammy.

According to the Reds trainer, Heisey is able to job and, ““He’s at about 80 percent effort right now.”

That’s certainly good news for Heisey, who has been on the disabled list since late May. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay tells us that Heisey is working with physical therapists in Cincy, and it will be interesting to see if he can make it back to the Reds before the end of the month.

31-year-old right-hander Nick Masset was moved to the 60-day DL last month, and he continues to be plagued with right shoulder issues that caused him to miss last season as well. Hopefully Masset doesn’t fall victim to the same result this year, but the Enquirer reports that Masset still hasn’t thrown off of a mound. However, trainer Paul Lessard told Fay, “He’s throwing very well. He’s throwing comfortably from 120 feet.”

That’s certainly a great step in the right direction for Masset, and let’s hope that he can make a strong comeback from shoulder surgery and beat out those injury woes. Masset should be considered out indefinitely, but more positive updates like this one will certainly go a long way in helping Masset make an effective return and once again be a quality piece for the Reds bullpen.

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