Reds slugger Eugenio Suarez undergoes shoulder surgery after injury in swimming pool


The Reds have had a busy offseason with nearly all positive news, including the recent signing of outfielder Nick Castellanos. Now here’s a little bad news, Cincy. All-Star third baseman Eugenio Suarez has suffered an offseason injury — in a swimming pool of all places — and needed surgery.

Here’s the team’s statement from Tuesday afternoon:

Cincinnati Reds 3B Eugenio Suárez today had surgery to remove loose cartilage in his right shoulder, an injury suffered recently in a swimming pool.

Suárez’ physical activity will be limited at the beginning of spring training.

The team anticipates him to be ready to play toward the beginning of the regular season.

OK, so it’s not horrible news. Suarez is expected to be ready to play early in the regular season and it could be worse. 

Then again, it’s his throwing shoulder and setbacks can happen. Plus, it says “toward the beginning” of the season, not right at the start. What does “toward the beginning” mean, specifically? Well, it could be mid-May if you squint that way. 

Also, let’s hope Suarez was training or something instead of doing backflips or…

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