--LHP David Holmberg (1-1, 6.00 ERA) will make his sixth appearance of the season and first start against the Cardinals on Friday in St. Louis. Holmberg earned his first big league victory last Saturday in a 5-1 decision at Milwaukee. On Sept. 8, he replaced injured starter Dylan Axelrod after one batter and threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Having our players invested in finding some way to get back on the field, even if it's to help us in the last five or six games of the season, sends the right message about what we're about. We're not just phoning it in and saying that the season's over." -- Manager Bryan Price, on the possibility of 1B Joey Votto returning before the end of the season.

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MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - ROSTER REPORT


MEDICAL WATCH:

--RHP Mat Latos (bone bruise in right elbow) was scratched from his Sept. 12 start. He is considered day-to-day and could return to action in time for his next scheduled start, manager Bryan Price said.

--RHP Dylan Axelrod (strained right oblique) left his Sept. 8 start in the first inning. He is unlikely to pitch again this season.

--RHP Homer Bailey (strained flexor mass in right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Aug. 8, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sept. 1. He underwent season-ending surgery Sept. 5. Bailey is expected to be ready for spring training.

--1B Joey Votto (strained left distal quadriceps) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 6, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Aug. 16. He underwent a second round of platelet-rich plasma injections July 21. He began dry swings and throwing Aug. 26. He took ground balls for the first time Aug. 27 but felt pain while in the quad while moving laterally. He took batting practice against underhand pitches Sept. 14. Votto hopes to return before the end of the season.

--LHP Sean Marshall (left shoulder soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 11, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on June 20. He underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery June 24.

--RHP Trevor Bell (right elbow inflammation) went on the 15-day disabled list April 8, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on June 20. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on June 6, but he was shut down after that one outing. He underwent season-ending surgery July 16.

ROTATION:

RHP Johnny Cueto

RHP Mike Leake

RHP Alfredo Simon

RHP Mat Latos

RHP Daniel Corcino

LHP David Holmberg

BULLPEN:

LHP Aroldis Chapman (closer)