Nick Castellanos exits Reds game in fourth inning

CINCINNATI — The Reds lost their best hitter from Friday’s game vs. the Brewers after right fielder Nick Castellanos was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third inning at Great American Ball Park.

Castellanos, who led off the bottom of the frame, was hit on the right hand or wrist area on a 94 mph sinker from Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser. He remained in the game and scored on Eugenio Suárez’s two-run double that gave Cincinnati a 4-1 lead.

But when the Reds took the field for the top of the fourth inning, Castellanos was out of the game with Aristides Aquino replacing him in right field.

A first-time All-Star in 2021, Castellanos left the game tied for the National League lead with a .330 average and with a NL-best 29 doubles while fourth with a .968 OPS. He also has 18 home runs and 59 RBIs.

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