Reds Rumors & News

  • Jay Bruce continues to draw interest across MLB

    Today's Knuckleball "In a trade market flush with outfield talent, perhaps no outfielder is drawing as much interest as Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce. Bruce is drawing the eyes of many teams across baseball looking to add an impact bat prior to the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. The Indians, Rangers,..." July 23

  • Rangers considering bid for DeSclafani

    The Score "Anthony DeSclafani is high on the Texas Rangers' radar. The Rangers are considering the Cincinnati Reds starter as one of the possible names to improve their rotation ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network." July 23

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Dodgers looking for help, CarGo and Bruce will get looks

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking hard for a bat as well as an arm, and seem to be in win-now mode. While they are expected to at least talk about Carlos Gonzalez, they are expecting the price to be quite high. Jay Bruce remains a possibility, as well, and probably a much more likely..." July 21

  • Ken Griffey Jr.: MLB Relying on 'The Kid' to Make Baseball Cool for Kids Again

    Bleacher Report "They sit across the negotiating table as adversaries, but Rob Manfred and Tony Clark are also partners. As the commissioner of Major League Baseball and the head of its players union, respectively, Manfred and Clark have significant differences, but also common goals. There's little they agree..." July 21

  • Inciarte's 11th-inning sac fly lifts Braves past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds both reside in last place in their respective divisions and are in full rebuilding mode. So, while an 11-inning, three-hour, 38-minute marathon resulted in a 5-4 win for the Braves on Tuesday night, both clubs came away feeling good about..." July 20

  • Reds' Barnhart, Votto homer as DeSclafani stops Braves

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Anthony DeSclafani is a silent assassin. It never seems like the Reds right-hander is dominating a game, until you look up at the scoreboard. "He just keeps throwing strikes," said catcher Tucker Barnhart. "It's overwhelming for hitters. He doesn't give them a chance to..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Reds Claim Abel De Los Santos

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have claimed righty Abel De Los Santos off waivers from the Nationals, per an announcement from Washington." July 19

  • Devin Mesoraco has surgery again, this time on his right hip

    Red Reporter "Devin Mesoraco is no stranger to major surgeries. His 2015 season fell completely apart when his ailing left hip eventually shut him down, and he ultimately had labrum surgery on June 29th of that year to repair it. Then, his 2016 season fell by the wayside due to a shoulder injury even earlier..." July 19

  • Texas Rangers rumors: Jay Bruce and the Rangers outfield

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers rumors: Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds is being shopped, and the Texas Rangers have inquired on him, according to Jeff Passan. My initial reaction to that is that this would be kind of odd, given that the Rangers' needs appear to be pitching, rather than the outfield, where..." July 19

  • Votto homers, knocks in 3 as Reds top Braves

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Joey Votto batted .229 in April, and things got even worse in May when he hit .200. However, over the course of a six-month season, good hitters always seem to hit their stride at some point. That time might be now for the Cincinnati Reds first baseman. "I've had seasons..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Bailey closing in on returning to Reds

    MLB.com "It would seem that Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is on final approach before he's activated from the disabled list following a near 15-month stretch since he had Tommy John surgery. Bailey has made four rehab starts for Triple-A Louisville and has at least one more scheduled on Wednesday. After..." July 17

  • Reds edge Brewers on passed ball in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- After playing to a scoreless tie for nearly 2 1/2 hours, Billy Hamilton changed Sunday afternoon's game in an instant. Hamilton scored the winning run from third on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee..." July 17

  • Reds edge Brewers, snap losing skid

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Ryan Braun has hit more home runs against the Cincinnati Reds than off any other team. He's hit more homers at Great American Ball Park than at any other venue. Facing a Cincinnati bullpen best described this season as beleaguered, the Reds' 5-4 ninth-inning lead on Friday..." July 16

  • Reds' Brandon Phillips: Leaves Friday's game with calf strain

    CBS Sports "Phillips left Friday's game against Milwaukee with a right calf strain." July 16

  • Perez, Lucroy homers propel Brewers past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Milwaukee Brewers scored nine runs and pounded out 12 hits during Saturday night's romp over the Reds. But, it was seven shutout innings from right-hander Jimmy Nelson and some good fortune for catcher Jonathan Lucroy that highlighted the evening. Lucroy and Hernan Perez..." July 16

  • Reds' Brandon Phillips: Trade chances limited

    CBS Sports "Phillips has a full no-trade clause, which will make it difficult to move him in advance of the non-waiver deadline this summer." July 16

  • Rob Dibble suspicious of Jose Altuve being on PEDs

    Sporting News "Former Cincinnati Reds closer Rob Dibble, currently working in sports talk radio, is trying to stir up controversy at Jose Altuve's expense. Altuve went from hitting seven homers in 2014 to 15 home runs last year. The Astros' second baseman already has 14 at this year's All-Star break, which..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • Pete Rose calls David Ortiz 'borderline' Hall of Famer

    Sporting News "Pete Rose isn't known to sugarcoat anything, so when asked if David Ortiz was worthy of induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, his answer was stinging. “Borderline,” Rose said before the All-Star Game Tuesday, via NESN . “Because of how many hits he has. But if he plays a couple more years,..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Jay Bruce wants to play for a winner

    Today's Knuckleball "Reds All-Star Jay Bruce stopped a bit short of saying he’d waive his limited no-trade clause to play for a winner, but he made clear that his main goal is to win. So the smart money says he’d go to a contender that wanted him. “I want to play in October,” Bruce said. “I’m 29. I’m not getting..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Stanton's homer helps Marlins complete sweep of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI - The Miami Marlins finished the first half season with a surge. Giancarlo Stanton hammered a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead Miami to a 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday at Marlins Park. With the win,..." July 10

  • Report: Jays still likely destination for Bruce

    TSN "Five months after a failed medical scuppered his move north, Jay Bruce could still yet wind up with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports that the Jays remain interested in the Cincinnati Reds' right fielder with less than a month remaining before the Major League..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Fernandez continues home dominance as Marlins top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez took a trip to the mall on Friday morning in preparation for next week's All-Star Game in San Diego. "I had to make some adjustments in my clothing, some shoes," the Miami Marlins right-hander said of the midsummer classic. "It's really fun." The good times..." July 08

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • Dodgers, Nats interested in Jay Bruce?

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Reds are "almost certain" to trade right fielder Jay Bruce as well as a few other players before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, reports Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Rosenthal lists the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals among the teams interested in Bruce, adding..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Barnhart's blast fuels Reds past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO - Tucker Barnhart wasn't sure his seventh-inning shot to left field had quite enough distance. But the ball kept carrying and when it landed in Wrigley Field's left-field basket it marked a turning point as his three-run home run powered the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory on Wednesday..." July 06

  • Pete Rose sues John Dowd over claim he had sex with minors

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader Pete Rose Wednesday sued the man who helped get him banned for life from the sport. At issue: Comments John Dowd made on a radio show last year suggesting Rose may have committed statutory rape with minors. Dowd, who led the 1989 investigation into..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Cozart, Bruce power Reds past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It was hard for Bryan Price to pick a highlight in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. But perhaps the most satisfying was grabbing a quick lead, holding off a Cubs comeback and then adding on late en route to the win -- just the second in 12 starts..." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Cubs leave no doubt in snapping four-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO — Kyle Hendricks might officially be a No. 5 starter but he gave the Chicago Cubs a timely, top-of-the-rotation effort on Monday. The Cubs right-hander scattered four hits and did not allow an earned run over 5 1/3 innings as Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-4..." July 04

  • Cincinnati Reds fire pitching coach Mark Riggins

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds have fired pitching coach Mark Riggins, the team announced Monday morning. He will be replaced by bullpen coach Mack Jenkins, with Triple-A pitching coach Ted Power taking over Jenkins' old role. Riggins was hired as pitching coach prior to the 2016 season after previously..." July 04

  • Smith earns first win as Reds beat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Josh Smith began his minor league career in 2010 in Billings, Montana and finally made it to the majors last year with Cincinnati. But he posted a 6.89 ERA and was 0-4 in nine games and seven starts while with the Reds, who committed to make him a full-time reliever this..." July 03

  • Strasburg, Espinoza lead Nationals to rout of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- An ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award is given out annually to note individual and team athletic performances. It may be time to give Espy -- that would be Washington shortstop Danny Espinosa -- an ESPY. The switch-hitter from California hit a homer from..." July 03

  • Nationals outlast Reds in 14 innings

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals center fielder Ben Revere got a big bear hug from teammate Jayson Werth, who knows a thing or two about walk-off hits. Revere had just hit a game-winning double in the last of the 14th inning and his teammates swarmed him in the infield late Friday night at..." July 02

  • Espinosa drives in seven runs in Nationals' win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Since his big league career began in 2010, Danny Espinosa has been a regular second baseman, seen action as a reserve at third and left field, been benched and performed through an injury before taking over as an everyday shortstop this year. Earlier this year, some Nationals..." June 30

  • Jay Bruce would ‘very likely’ waive no-trade clause for Indians

    Today's Knuckleball "Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has the Cleveland Indians listed as one of eight teams on his no-trade clause, but according to a friend of Bruce, he only added the Indians as the eighth team as a late replacement for the Blue Jays after hearing Toronto was interested (he apparently liked the..." June 30

  • Cubs' pitchers man outfield in 15-inning win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Joe Maddon's crystal ball was working overtime prior to Tuesday's game. Hours after talking about how left-hander Travis Wood could play the outfield then come in to pitch, that very scenario presented itself in the 14th inning. "When you get into a game like that, it's..." June 29