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Like many teams, the Reds suffered through injuries all season.
Reliever Nick Masset, and closer Ryan Madson, never made appearances for the Reds this year.
These two injuries don't seem to be such a huge deal now seeing how well the bullpen pitched, and how well Aroldis Chapman pitched as the team's closer, but these were considered to be major pieces of the Reds championship aspirations.
On the offensive side of the ball, Scott Rolen was a victim of nagging injuries all season, and the team was without star infielders Brandon Phillips, and Joey Votto for periods of time during the season.
Phillips missed several games early on with a hamstring injury.
Although the length of his absence was far shorter than Votto's the injury did have an impact on Phillips' performance. The 31 year-old second baseman went 24 games between April 24 and May 22 without a home run.
Additionally, Phillips baserunning was kept in check due to this injury. Phillips took until May 9 to attempt, and record his first stolen base and it wasn't until June 10 before he attempted another.
Votto's injury is well documented on this point but it's still worth noting.
Joey Votto missed 49 games between July 16 and September 4 and although the Reds went 33-16 without their perennial MVP candidate, one would have to wonder how the Reds season could have gone had he stayed healthy all year.
The injury that really cost the Reds though was Johnny Cueto's in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Cueto having to leave, forced the Reds to patch together a the next eight innings, add Mike Leake to the postseason roster, and pitch Mat Latos in Game 5 at Great American Ball Park.