Reds Rumors & News

  • Reds hit four homers in win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The condition of Zack Cozart's surgically repaired right knee is a day-to-day proposition with recurring tendinitis being something he will have to deal with throughout the season. After missing two games due to soreness, Cozart had a really good day on Wednesday, as did his..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Samardzija, Giants top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Jeff Samardzija dominated Cincinnati Reds batters for much of his outing Tuesday night. However, it was his feat of strength in the eighth inning that both impressed and concerned San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. After striking out swinging on a slider to end the..." May 03

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    Rotoworld Baseball @Rotoworld_BB

    Reds call up John Lamb for Tuesday start https://t.co/hTpw5usmJ7

  • Giants top Reds in Cueto's return to Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto said he was distracted at times during Monday night's game while facing his former team in the ballpark in which he debuted. However, he pitched well enough. "It was a little different (facing) the team that saw me grow as a professional player," Cueto said through..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Bailey has been shut down from throwing a few days to let elbow calm down. Taking cautious approach after first setback #reds

  • Devin Mesoraco To DL With Torn Labrum In Left Shoulder

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced today that catcher Devin Mesoraco has suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He’ll go on the 15-day DL for now. It certainly seems likely that he’ll require an extended absence, though it remains to be seen whether surgery will be required. This injury constitutes the..." May 02

  • Joey Votto: I'd rather quit baseball than play poorly

    Larry Brown Sports "Long one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had a terrible April. He hit just .229 and slugged just .313, tallying only three extra base hits. His famed on-base skills are still there, but Votto has not been getting hits. It turns out that for..." May 02

  • Reds prevail in back-and-forth battle in Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- In a game difficult to track as it swung back and forth, it was just as challenging to pick out a definitive hero. Two stood out, however. Scott Schebler drove in the winning run in the 11th with a one-out double, and Tim Adleman pitched three-hit ball over six-plus innings in..." May 01

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Walker homers again as Mets sweep Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took three weeks, but the New York Mets are finally meeting preseason expectations. Unfortunately for the Cincinnati Reds, the same thing can be said about them. Neil Walker continued his torrid April by homering and finishing with two RBIs on Wednesday night as the Mets..." April 27

  • Mets storm past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Spokesperson Jay Horwitz stepped out of a back room inside the New York Mets clubhouse Tuesday night and delivered the news to the two dozen or so reporters milling about waiting to talk to Yoenis Cespedes. "He left," Horwitz said. Turns out Cespedes had nothing left to say..." April 26

  • Brandon Phillips hit by Noah Syndergaard pitch; X-rays negative

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was hit in the finger by a pitch from New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard and forced to exit the game Monday night. Phillips was nicked in the fourth inning of the Reds' 5-3 loss. He fell to his knees on the grass down the third-base line, was..." April 26

  • Walker's latest home run keeps Mets rolling

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy left some big shoes to fill for his replacement at second base by hitting seven homers in 14 postseason games as the New York Mets reached the World Series last fall. But as Neil Walker has learned, hitting eight homers in his first 18 regular season games is a..." April 25

  • Cubs dominate Reds again

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Tommy La Stella has appeared in only nine games this season. But, manager Joe Maddon appreciates how he comes to the ballpark every day ready to play. "He understands his role perfectly," Maddon said. "Some guys get annoyed (over lack of playing time). He never gets..." April 24

  • Reds break out of scoring drought, rout Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds were no-hit by Jake Arrieta on Thursday and had only five hits against Jon Lester the following day. But one powerful swing by Eugenio Suarez on Saturday night woke the Reds' offense from its slumber. Suarez and Adam Duvall each hit three-run home runs as..." April 23

  • Cubs stay hot, bury Reds 8-1

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't a big fan of taking batting practice on the field on a daily basis. Despite having a lot of guys off to slow starts, it's been at least three games since the Cubs have taken BP. Based on their performance in the first two contests in..." April 22

  • Hamilton paying painful price for superb catch

    MLB.com "Remember that beautiful leaping catch at the wall center fielder Billy Hamilton made last Friday at St. Louis to rob Matt Carpenter of a home run? Nearly a week later, it appears that the play came with a price. Hamilton was out of the lineup in the Reds' 16-0 loss to the Cubs on Thursday with..." April 22

  • Cubs' Arrieta no-hits Reds in 16-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- On this date three years ago, Jake Arrieta, then a member of the Baltimore Orioles, was sent to the minor leagues after allowing five runs and walking five in four innings to raise his ERA to 6.63. However, the right-hander's confidence never wavered. "Regardless of how long it..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Stephenson, Phillips lead Reds to 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Robert Stephenson learned Monday night that he was being pressed into service when scheduled starter Alfredo Simon couldn't go because of biceps tendinitis. "I had plenty of time to prepare," he said. "I took it like a regular start." Stephenson calmly gathered his things..." April 19

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    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    RHP Alfredo Simon, tonight’s scheduled starter, has right biceps tendinitis but is expected to make his next start.

  • Orioles, Tigers, Reds among teams interested in free agent Kyle Lohse

    MLB Daily Dish "The Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Cincinnati Reds have all been tied to recent rumors involving free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. According to a report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, at least the Orioles are believed to have already made an offer. Lohse spent last season with the..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • DeSclafani pain free as he nears return for Cincinnati Reds

    Dayton Daily News "A Cincinnati Reds pitching staff in desperate need of help might get a boost soon with the return of Anthony DeSclafani, who threw 40 pitches of live batting practice on his 25th birthday Monday at Great American Ball Park. “I felt good,” he said. “I was mixing it up. I was happy with the way..." April 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Tigers, orioles, reds among teams showing interest in kyle lohse. Looking for "right fit." at least o's made offer.

  • Fryer leads Cardinals past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a day where the St. Louis Cardinals honored catcher Yadier Molina for winning his eighth Gold Glove, Molina's rarely-used backup stole the show. Eric Fryer went 3-for-3 with a walk and knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth Sunday as he led St. Louis to a..." April 17

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds lineup pic.twitter.com/ctsfcvVv9s

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • SS Zack Cozart scheduled to return to action Friday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds shortstop Zack Cozart believes the key to staying on the field with the tightness he experienced in his quadriceps earlier this week is staying loose. That’s easier said than done this week in Chicago for two reasons. It’s April in Chicago. The game-time temperatures in the first..." April 15

  • Hammel, Cubs stymie Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jason Hammel notched his first win of the season with a strong outing and added a run-scoring double as four Chicago Cubs pitchers combined to shut down the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. "(Hammel) pitched out of some moments there and did really well, and the bullpen was..." April 15

  • Fast start propels Cubs past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- John Lackey said he didn't mind the wait as his teammates piled up five runs in a decisive, if lengthy first inning on Wednesday. "You're not going to hear me complaining about hanging out and watching guys score runs," the Cubs right-hander said following a 9-2 victory over the..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Cubs rally past Reds to win home opener

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Addison Russell may not be much of a home run hitter, but there is something about Opening Night that calls for the dramatic. The second-year Cubs shortstop clubbed a three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Chicago to a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday in the..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Bruce's RBI triple leads Reds to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The caveat, of course, is that the season is barely a week old. But, someone forgot to tell the Cincinnati Reds that this is going to be a rebuilding year. "We believe in 'You never know,'" said right fielder Jay Bruce. "It's the first six games of the year. It's not make or..." April 10

  • Reds righty Iglesias overcomes cold, beats Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Raisel Iglesias overcame a lot while earning his first victory of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Cuban-born right-hander had to deal with wind chills in the 20s and plenty of pressure applied by Pittsburgh Pirates batters. Iglesias pitched in and out of trouble..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Marte grand slam propels Pirates past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't have a home run through the first three games this season. The first one came when they needed it most. With the bases loaded and facing a three-run deficit in the eighth inning on Friday night, Starling Marte hit his first career grand slam off..." April 08

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    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    FRIDAY’S #REDS LINEUP VS. PITTSBURGH https://t.co/a8gj6zqbWA pic.twitter.com/RHjiJJHKGN

  • Schebler delivers late as Reds top Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler struck out in his first three at-bats on Wednesday night. But, Jay Bruce had a premonition for his corner outfield mate. "He kept telling me the whole game that it was going to come down to me," Schebler said. "That's just how this game works. You struggle the..." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05