Spencer Steer's versatility will be on full-display following Matt McLain's injury

The Reds placed Matt McLain on the 10-day IL with an oblique injury.
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Matt McLain (9) with Spencer Steer
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Matt McLain (9) with Spencer Steer / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cincinnati Reds were dealt a major blow with Matt McLain landing on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. That's going to be weaken an already struggling Reds offense even more.

Cincinnati is without Jonathan India, Joey Votto, and Jake Fraley. With McLain now on the IL as well, one could argue that the Reds are without three of their best bats.

Without India and McLain, the Reds will now need Spencer Steer to showcase his versatility all the more. The rookie has certainly proved valuable during this first full season in the big leagues.

Spencer Steer's versatility will be on full-display following Matt McLain's injury.

With Matt McLain out of the lineup, Spencer Steer got the nod at second base on Monday night in San Francisco. Reds fans should get used to seeing Steer and Elly De La Cruz as double play partners over the next couple of weeks.

There's still no timetable on Jonathan India's return, and McLain will easily miss close to two weeks, and perhaps even more. Those oblique injuries are quire tricky to predict, and it's not yet known of the Reds infielder suffered a Grade 1 or Grade 2 strain.

Steer is no stranger to second base, and in fact, it may be his best position. Reds fans have already seen Steer man second base this season. The right-handed hitting slugger has also filled in at first and third base as well as left field.

Stuart Fairchild returned after a brief stay on the concussion list and was in the Cincinnati Reds lineup on Monday night against the San Francisco Giants. The most interesting name to watch will be Nick Senzel. Will he get any time at second or third base in the next couple of weeks, or remain as a platoon outfielder?

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