"I think we're going to reassess after Sunday and see how he feels and see if he needs more at-bats," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He'll definitely play through the weekend."
Reliever Logan Ondrusek, currently on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, is also expected to have his first rehab outing for Louisville on Friday.
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