Reds Rumors & News

  • 11h
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Mesoraco says he is still not ready to catch but is available to PH. Says he has impingement in his left hip. Trying to avoid DL #reds

  • Cubs power past Reds, 5-0

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs tagged Jason Marquis for four runs in the first two innings Wednesday night and coasted to a 5-0 victory over the Reds. Anthony Rizzo pulled a belt-high pitch for a two-run home run in the first to support left-hander Travis Wood, who limited the Reds to three hits while striking out..." April 16

  • DeSclafani lifts Reds to 3-2 win against Cubs

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds had the Disco Ball working in the visitors' clubhouse in honor of winning pitcher Anthony "Disco" DeSclafani. "It's two-for-one drink specials in there," Reds manager Bryan Price said. The Reds could use a little levity after a 3-2 survival victory Tuesday before a crowd of 27,525..." April 15

  • Cubs show they’re bigger than just Jon Lester

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs are bigger than just Jon Lester. This isn’t exactly how Theo Epstein’s front office drew up The Plan, or how any big-name free agent wants to make a first impression in a new city starving for a winner. But the Cubs are now alone in first place in the National League Central after..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • 4d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Kyle Skipworth and Josh Smith up. Iglesias and Domniguez to L’ville. Mesoraco is in Cincy. Getting MRI on his hip. #reds

  • Cards come home on a high note

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a flight home on their travel itinerary for the first time this year and more than 40,000 true believers awaiting their seasonal return, the Cardinals encountered turbulence and another delay Sunday before they could soar to St. Louis. It was worth the wait. After a shaky turn by the..." April 13

  • Reds' manager calls Heyward slide 'dirty'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the Cardinals’ victory Sunday, there were two contentious plays at third base involving Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier — one that his manager called “dirty” — that could have reverberated through the game and beyond. The one the Cardinals hoped would, didn’t. The one they didn’t..." April 13

  • 5d
    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    It looked like Brayan Pena was unsure about sliding and fell instead. Grabbed his left shoulder right away. #Reds

  • Wacha, Cards relievers hold off Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It took five relievers and Trevor Rosenthal's second five-out save in two seasons but the Cardinals were able to hold fast to a lead and win 4-1 against previously unbeaten Cincinnati. The Cardinals used three relievers to get through the eighth inning and five relievers total to get the next..." April 12

  • Joey Votto: "Man, I think I'm a bad mother (expletive)-er"

    Hardball Talk "First baseman Joey Votto was a big contributor to the Reds’ 5-4 victory on Friday night against the Cardinals, hitting two two-run home runs. He’s 7-for-17 with three home runs and eight RBI to begin the season, a very good sign for the Reds after Votto posted the worst numbers of his career in..." April 12

  • Hamilton, Votto lead Reds over Cards

    Citizen-Times "The winning run was a Billy Hamilton Special. He walked, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on fly ball to medium field. On a night when Joey Votto hit a pair of opposite-field, two-run home runs, Hamilton's legs were the difference in the Reds' 5-4 victory over the St...." April 11

  • Report: Johnny Cueto seeking $200 million “or thereabouts”

    Hardball Talk "The Reds and starter Johnny Cueto didn’t reach an agreement on a contract extension before the right-hander’s Opening Day deadline. In fact, the Reds were so sure they wouldn’t be able to strike a deal, they didn’t appear to have even submitted an offer to Cueto, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports...." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Could Billy Hamilton steal 100 bases this season?

    Hardball Talk "Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is 6-for-6 stealing bases in his first three games to start the season. According to Baseball Reference, Hamilton is the first player with six steals through his team’s first three games since Vince Coleman accomplished the feat in 1987 for the Cardinals. Coleman..." April 11

  • Reds walk off against Pirates again, secure sweep

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A sweep is always sweet. But a sweep with three late rallies, including a pair of walk-offs? Sweeter than sweet. That's how the Reds opened the season. They completed the sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday afternoon with a 3-2, walk-off victory before 15,616 on another rainy day at Great..." April 10

  • Reds walk off with early-morning win vs. Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds had Opening Day on Monday and marketed Wednesday night's game as Opening Night. It turned in to Opening Morning. Joey Votto hit a single to score Zack Cozart from second at 1:46 a.m. on Thursday morning, giving the Reds a 5-4 victory over the Pirates less than 11 hours before the Reds..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Small sample but strong results for Votto in two-hole

    Fox Sports Ohio "It is a small sampling, about the same portion as the cheese you get as a grocery store free sample. Just a taste. It is only two games, but the one-two punch of Billy-Joey is working exactly the way Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price dreamed it would work during his offseason cat naps. His..." April 09

  • Todd Frazier HR lifts Reds past Pirates on Opening Day

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The emotional flip-flop scale for this one was off the charts. Todd Frazier turned abject disappointment into joy with one mighty swing of the bat. Frazier's three-run, upper-deck shot in the eighth inning lifted the Reds to a 5-2 Opening Day victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates before a..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • 11d
    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    Opening day lineups #pirates v. #reds pic.twitter.com/GQRY6dN8ox

  • 11d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Johnny Cueto is not expected to sign an extension today, barring an unforeseen change. Thus, he will become a free agent at season's end.

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • Cueto not expected to ink extension prior to season opener

    The Score "Johnny Cueto's days in Cincinnati may be numbered. The right-hander's self-imposed deadline to reach an agreement on a contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds is just hours away, and it appears a deal won't get done, reports FOX Sports' Jon Morosi. The 20-game winner will be a free agent..." April 06

  • 13d
    Steve Melewski @masnSteve

    Orioles recently acquired RHP Michael Bowden from Cincy for cash for Norfolk bullpen. Went 3-5, 4.51 in MLB with Boston & Cubs.

  • Reds set 25-man roster

    MLB.com "There are still some 40-man roster decisions to be made to get non-roster guys on there, but the Reds have essentially set their 25-man roster on Thursday. It won’t be “official” until all of the corresponding moves are done. Here it is: Pitchers: 25 Badenhop, Burke……….RHP 54 Chapman,..." April 02

  • Rose lawyer has praise for Manfred's handling of situation so far

    CBSSports.com "Pete Rose's lawyer Ray Genco said he is appreciative of baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's public stance regarding Rose, which includes a willingness to hear the quarter-century old case. But Genco continued to decline comment regarding a possible meeting and also praised Manfred for keeping..." April 02

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Reds don't expect deal with Johnny Cueto by Opening Day

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the Reds have had some preliminary talks with Johnny Cueto about a contract extension, but that he does not expect a deal to get done by Opening Day. Cueto's agent, Bryce Dixon, set an Opening Day deadline for negotiating a new deal with the..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • 17d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Chapman is coming out. Don’t know what it is. Looks like he wanted to stay in. #reds

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Reds Release Paul Maholm

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced that they have released veteran left-hander Paul Maholm (Twitter link). Cincinnati told Maholm a week ago that he wouldn’t earn a spot in the team’s rotation, but at the time, Maholm was still uncertain about exercising the out clause in his contract. Maholm, 32, spent last..." March 30

  • 19d
    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    Mesoraco left the game with a cramp in his left quad.

  • 19d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Bailey will have two more minor lg starts here in Arizona on 4/1 & 4/6. After that, prob headed for start at Louisville or Pensacola #reds

  • Cueto still expected to make Opening Day start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto was expected to return to Reds camp Wednesday. Cueto returned home to the Dominican Republic to attend to a personal matter last week. "My understanding is he'll be here at some point in time (Wednesday)," Price said. "We Facetime'd him when he was way. He said he was able to do..." March 26

  • 23d
    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Reds manager Bryan Price says there is time for Johnny Cueto to return and get 2 starts & be ready for Opening Day start.

  • Votto, Phillips: Same team, different approaches

    USA Today "The debate still rages and plays out every day for the Cincinnati Reds, inviting intrigue, discussion and even divisions within their own organization. From the corner of power and patience: First baseman Joey Votto's hitting philosophy. From the corner of opportunity and aggression: Second..." March 24

  • Pete Rose's investigator: Never let him back in baseball

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Pete Rose is a lot of things to a lot of people. Charming anti-hero. Pariah who doesn't deserve to be. A guy who deserves another chance. A symbol of the way baseball used to be and should still be played. A traitor to the game. A gambling addict whose sickness cost him his life. Lost soul...." March 23

  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto expected back in camp next week

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday he expects starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to be back in camp next week, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto left the team Friday to attend to a family matter in the Dominican Republic. "We did some Facetiming with him [Friday] from the hospital," Price said,..." March 22

  • Bailey will be pitching in minors (on rehab)

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Homer Bailey will pitch in a minor league game on Sunday. There's a chance he won't pitch in a big league game until the regular season. That has nothing to do with Bailey's recovery from offseason elbow surgery. It has to do with the rules. The Reds would like to put Bailey on the disabled..." March 19

  • Raisel Iglesias and Jason Marquis are in the Reds’ rotation, Paul Maholm is out

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week the Reds announced that they’re shifting Tony Cingrani to the bullpen–against the left-hander’s wishes–and today they announced that both Raisel Iglesias and Jason Marquis will have spots in the Opening Day rotation. Iglesias was signed out of Cuba for $27 million last year,..." March 18

  • Head of MLBPA Tony Clark wants to see Pete Rose reinstated

    The Score "Union leader Tony Clark says it's time to forgive Pete Rose. Unfortunately for Rose, it isn't Clark's decision to make. Clark, the executive director of the players' association, said Tuesday that he'd like to see commissioner Rob Manfred lift the lifetime ban that's kept Rose out of..." March 17

  • Improving chances for Jason Marquis?

    MLB.com "Tony Cingrani was supposed to start Monday's Cactus League game against the Giants in his continued bid for one of the three spots available in the Reds' rotation. But the left-hander was pushed back to a relief appearance on Tuesday against the Indians, while righty Raisel Iglesias got the nod..." March 17

  • Pete Rose Formally Requested Reinstatement, According To New Commissioner

    NESN "Pete Rose wants back into organized baseball at the highest level. Major League Baseball’s all-time hit king has made a formal request to be reinstated, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred revealed Monday, according to CBSSports.com. Rose, of course, is serving a lifetime ban for betting on..." March 16

  • Reds to make Raisel Iglesias a starter, Tony Cingrani a reliever

    Red Reporter "John Fay of the The Enquirer dropped a tantalizing pitching nugget from Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price this morning just minutes after the club made another round of cuts, both of which were very clear signals of the overall direction of the team's pitching depth. Fay revealed that the..." March 16

  • 32d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cingrani is going to the bullpen; #Reds will stretch out Iglesias to start. Probably biggest news of spring so far from camp.

  • 33d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Bourgeois has a fracture in the left shoulder. He’ll miss 4 to 6 weeks. #reds

  • Mattingly: 'We'll keep an eye on it' after Chapman throws behind Turner

    CBSSports.com "Late Friday night, in an otherwise nondescript Cactus League game, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch behind the knees of Dodgers infielder Justin Turner. Turner looked out to the mound with a puzzled look on his face after the pitch, then the at-bat continued without incident. Chapman..." March 15