Lucas Sims Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 213 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/10/1994 (29)
Lucas Sims Season Stats
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Lucas Sims News
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Lucas Sims (back) and starting pitcher Justin Dunn (shoulder), who both missed time with injuries in 2022, have been throwing and should be ready for spring training. Meanwhile, reliever Tejay Antone's (forearm) throwing program has been slowed this offseason by a forearm issue, but it's unrelated to his elbow issue that required Tommy John surgery in 2021. He'll be eased in as camp opens. When healthy, Sims and Antone figure to be important high-leverage arms in Cincy's bullpen in front of expected closer Alexis Diaz. Dunn started seven games for the Reds in 2022 but had an unsavory 6.10 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with only 21 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched.
Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell said that closer Lucas Sims (back) has a "bulging disc" in his back. "He started some light exercises today, core strengthening. I can't tell you how long. From all of my experience, I still don't have a prediction on that. I haven't heard anyone talk about it being long term," Bell said. Sims was placed on the injured list on Thursday with what was initially announced as lower back spasms. The bulging disc is worse, but it remains to be seen what kind of timeline the 28-year-old right-hander will have. Sims started the year on the IL with an elbow issue and has only one win and a 9.45 ERA in 6 2/3 innings for a bad Reds team. Chasing saves among Art Warren, Alexis Diaz and Jeff Hoffman probably won't give fantasy managers much of a reward.
The Cincinnati Reds placed closer Lucas Sims (back) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with lower back spasms. The move is retroactive to May 11. In corresponding moves, the team selected the contract of right-hander Robert Dugger from Triple-A Louisville, recalled right-hander Jared Solomon from Louisville and optioned right-hander Dauri Moreta to Louisville. This will be the second trip to the IL for Sims, who opened the season on the shelf with an elbow issue. Sims hasn't been very good when healthy over 6 2/3 innings, picking up one save while allowing seven earned runs and walking six. There isn't a ton of fantasy value in chasing saves for one of the worst teams in baseball, but if you're desperate, Art Warren, Alexis Diaz and Jeff Hoffman are likely to share save chances until Sims is ready to return.
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Lucas Sims (back) is expected to start the 2022 season on the injured list due to back spasms and an illness that prevented him from ramping up his activity during Spring Training. He had a career year in 2021. The right-hander threw 47 innings for the Reds, registering 76 strikeouts, 18 walks, a 4.40 ERA, and a 3.00 FIP. The FIP was a career-high for Sims, as were the seven saves and nine holds he registered. He's one of a handful of impact veterans remaining in Cincinnati following several offseason departures notably Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, Sonny Gray, Tucker Barnhart, Wade Miley, and Amir Garrett Sims' fantasy value has undoubtedly taken a hit this offseason. That's mainly to do with all the roster subtraction in Cincinnati. The Reds like to rotate save opportunities among all their relief pitchers as four different Cincinnati relievers registered at least seven saves last season. Art Warren is the favorite to handle closing duties with Hunter Strickland and Luis Cessa in the mix while Sims is sidelined. Sims currently has an ADP of 213, though that may be too high considering his injuries and the Reds' lengthy list of offseason departures.