Rehabbing Moscot getting back on mound

Reds righty readying for 'huge spring'; Holt joins club for final week

Rehabbing Moscot getting back on mound

CINCINNATI -- Reds pitcher Jon Moscot, who is working his way back from a dislocated left non-throwing shoulder, will throw in the bullpen on Wednesday -- his first time on a mound since having surgery.

Moscot began a throwing program on flat ground a couple of weeks ago.

"I really haven't had many restrictions on me to this point. I feel great," Moscot said. "I'm sure we'll take it slow, but I feel really good."

If all goes well, Moscot will head to the Reds' complex in Goodyear, Ariz., to continue throwing. He could get some innings in instructional league games.

On June 15 at Detroit, Moscot hurt his shoulder while diving to tag a runner and needed surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Moscot has spoken with Reds general manager Walt Jocketty about pitching winter ball during the offseason to get some more innings. The 24-year-old was 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA in only three big league starts before his injury. He went 7-1 with a 3.15 ERA in nine starts for Triple-A Louisville.

"It's important he gets back and reconnected with what he was doing so well before the injury," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Moscot is expected to be among several young starters vying to challenge for a rotation spot in Spring Training.

"Huge spring," Moscot said. "I want to be in the best possible shape I can be in, throwing and pitching, coming into spring. That was the one thing Walt and I were talking about -- if that means me going to winter ball, I'm more than happy to go throw some innings and get myself feeling good for it."

Worth noting

• Outfielder Tyler Holt, who was claimed off of waivers from the Indians on Sunday, joined the Reds on Tuesday and is available for the final week of the season. Holt was designated for assignment last week and had been in Florida expecting to be done for the season. Now he has a chance to try and fit in with a new team.

"To be in a big league locker room is good anywhere," said Holt, who was 2-for-20 in nine Major League games this season for Cleveland. "I was at home a day ago, and here I am in Cincinnati with a big league jersey on. Any chance you can, any opportunity you've got, you've got to take it and run with it. They could have said, 'See you in Spring Training.' I don't know what the plans are. You just put the uniform on and go play."

• The CBTS Marty Brennaman Golf Classic raised $230,000 for the Reds Community Fund, it was announced on Tuesday. The 11th annual event was played at the Belterra Casino Resort in Indiana on Sunday and Monday.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.