Nick Senzel Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1995 (26)
Nick Senzel Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nick Senzel News
On Sunday, Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell gave an update on outfielder Nick Senzel (illness). The 26-year-old is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday. Senzel has been on the COVID-19 injured list since May 4. The team hasn't disclosed information as to whether Senzel tested positive for COVID-19, but the length of his absence certainly suggests he was at least dealing with some significant symptoms. Over 17 games this year, Senzel has hit .192/.222/.308 with one home run, three RBI and four runs scored.
Cincinnati Reds outfielders Nick Senzel and Tyler Naquin were placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Wednesday. Senzel and Naquin were initially in the starting lineup but were placed on the IL before Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. It's unclear if either player tested positive for the virus or if they will have to pass MLB protocols before being activated from the injured list. Albert Almora Jr. and Ronnie Dawson were called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move. TJ Friedl and Matt Reynolds replaced Senzel and Naquin in the lineup and should see an uptick in at-bats with both outfielders out.
The Cincinnati Reds activated Nick Senzel from the injured list on Monday ahead of their game against the San Diego Padres. Senzel was originally slated to be activated on Tuesday but the team pushed his activation up a day with Tyler Naquin landing on the injured list with an undisclosed issue. The 26-year-old Senzel was reportedly dealing with a stomach bug. Senzel is hitting .118 with one RBI and one run in five games this season.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel may be looking at his last shot to prove that he can crack the starting lineup as a regular. The former #2 overall pick has struggled with injuries, hasn't found a permanent home defensively, and has failed to produce at the plate at the pro level. As a rookie in 2019, Senzel slashed a mediocre .256/.315/.427 but showed off his wheels with 14 steals. In 2020, he struggled mightily with a slash line of .186/.247/.357 over 78 plate appearances before landing on the IL. He collected just two hits in his final 25 at-bats upon returning from injury.Once thought to be a star in the marking, he now has a role to full time at-bats as Cincinnati's primary centerfielder. With Shogo Akiyama going down with an injury this spring, Senzel has seen the majority of looks in centerfield. If he maintains that job through opening day, then Senzel is a late-round flier with little risk to acquire his services and take a chance on a breakout.