Belisle, Ross to start rehab games
Reds starter joins catcher in Class A Sarasota on Saturday
By Jeff Wallner / Special to MLB.com
CINCINNATI -- Reds right-hander Matt Belisle will make his first rehab start on Saturday when Class A Sarasota hosts Tampa (Yankees) at 6 p.m. ET.
Belisle has been on the disabled list since March 31 with a sore right forearm.
Catcher David Ross, who's been on the DL since March 30 with lower back spasms, will start behind the plate for Belisle's outing. Ross is 1-for-5 with two walks and one run scored in two rehab appearances.
Last year, in his first season as a full-time starter, Belisle went 8-9 with a 5.32 ERA in 30 starts. He was 2-0 with a 9.00 ERA in four Spring Training starts before being placed on the DL.
Let's hope both are healthy in due course. Belisle could enter the rotation if Fogg continues to struggle, and we are going to need Ross healthy with Valentin's injury.