Moose was not given a designation, suggesting this is an illness rather than an injury. Even if a player has not tested positive for COVID-19, showing symptoms is enough to warrant a player going on the IL.
To date, per Spotrac, Mike Moustakas has earned $1.2M while on the Injured List. Moose was on the IL back in April with a biceps injury and missed two days in May with an illness. The Reds third baseman has now missed 14 games so far in 2022.
Donovan Solano has cost the Reds $1.57M while on the IL.
But, believe it or not, Donovan Solano has accumulated $1.57M while on the IL. The former San Francisco Giants infielder was signed to a one-year/$4.5M contract this past spring, but has been out of the Cincinnati Reds lineup since suffering a hamstring injury prior to Opening Day.
Solano has been on the IL for 65 days, but it was reported yesterday, via MLB.com, that the infielder will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville this week. This is welcome news for a team that has amassed a ton of injuries during the first two months of the season.
Combined, Donovan Solano and Mike Moustakas have missed 79 days and have accumulated approximately $3M combined while on the Injured List this season. But that's still less than the $3.27M that Mike Minor earned while he was on the IL for 61 days.
All combined, the Cincinnati Reds have paid over $12M to players on the IL this season. While the Reds players combined to miss a total of 791 days, which leads Major League Baseball by a wide margin, the New York Mets lead the way in terms of salary paid to injured players this season.
New York has shelled out over $20M to players on the IL, including $11.1M to Jacob deGrom and $4.4M to Max Scherzer. The Boston Red Sox have doled out quite a bit of money to injured players as well, including $10.4M to Chris Sale.