Apparently, India felt some discomfort while running and will be out of action for at least another two weeks. In fact, it may be mid-September before the 2021 NL Rookie of the Year rejoins his team.
The Reds have struggled mightily since India hit the IL late last month with plantar fasciitis. But how bad has it really been?
What's the Reds record since Jonathan India was placed on the injured list?
The Cincinnati Reds win-loss record since Jonathan India was placed on the IL stands at 4-8. That included six consecutive losses to the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.
The Reds then got back on track against the Miami Marlins on Monday, but proceeded to lose back-to-back games, each by only one run. Cincinnati has won just two of its last 10 games.
On the year, the Reds are averaging 4.85 runs per game. During the 12 games without India in the lineup, Cincinnati has scored fewer than five runs in six of those contests.
Without Jonathan India and Jake Fraley in the lineup, Reds manager David Bell has had to rely upon Nick Senzel, Kevin Newman, and Stuart Fairchild getting at-bats against right-handed pitching. The results have not been good, and Senzel was even optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
The Cincinnati Reds got back to their winning ways on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Instituting a new lineup with TJ Friedl batting leadoff and Elly De La Cruz hitting third, Bell saw his team emerge victorious.
The Reds will need more heroics from Friedl, De La Cruz and others over the next several weeks, as it appears as though Jonathan India's IL stint may last longer than initially thought.