Reds Rumors & News

  • Reds take three of four from Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds made it three series wins in a row Thursday by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 before a crowd of 18,896 on crisp afternoon at PNC Park. This series win was especially sweet because it came in four-game series, thereby upping the degree of difficulty substantially. The Reds are..." April 24

  • Alfredo Simon leads Reds to win over Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Alfredo Simon added another line to his starting pitcher resume: The ability to get by on a night when you don't have your best stuff. Simon struggled with his command Wednesday, but he still managed to go 6 2/3 innings and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 before a crowd of 16,705 at chilly PNC..." April 24

  • Stats say Reds bullpen is the worst in MLB

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds have a bullpen problem. That was pretty evident in Monday night's 6-5 loss to the Pirates. Statistically, the Reds went into Tuesday with the worst bullpen in Major League Baseball with a 5.77 ERA. It's early, but the Reds relievers are getting hit around at an alarming rate. Opponents..." April 23

  • Cueto close to perfect in Reds' 4-1 win over Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez, once the young hopes of the Reds rotation, found themselves in an impressive pitchers duel Tuesday night Pittsburgh. Back in 2008 when they joined the rotation, it was anyone's guess who would become the ace. We all know the answer now. Cueto hammered that..." April 23

  • Chapman could face batters as soon as Wednesday "The timetable for getting Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in front of hitters again seems to be accelerating even quicker than expected. Chapman, who is trying to return from being hit in the face by a line drive last month, could likely throw live batting practice to hitters as soon as Wednesday..." April 22

  • Pirates rally to beat Reds, 6-5

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Neil Walker's bloop single to right field scored Russell Martin in the ninth to give the Pirates a 6-5 walk-off victory against the Cincinnati Reds Monday night at PNC Park. The Pirates trailed, 2-0, early, led, 4-2, after a dramatic Ike Davis broken-bat grand slam, then trailed, 5-4, before..." April 22

  • Bailey's arm excellent in Reds' 8-2 win over Cubs

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It's never wise to attach too much importance to any game in April, but Sunday's was one the Reds really needed to win for two reasons. They needed it to win the series. And they needed Homer Bailey to get it turned around. Done and done. The Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 before a crowd..." April 21

  • Schumaker not ready to dive in yet

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker is getting close to being able to start a rehab assignment. He's done all the baseball things -- hit, thrown, taken ground balls -- but he knows he has to get over one last hurdle. "I think the issue is the dive," Schumaker said. "Going in headfirst on a..." April 20

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    dontrelle willis is thinking about transitioning to pitching coach, agent matt sosnick said. has had a couple feelers.

  • Renteria’s talk pays dividends in Cubs’ victory over Reds

    Chicago Sun-Times "Asked whether he had a meeting with his team after an uninspired loss to the Reds on Friday, Cubs manager Rick Renteria half-denied, half-sidestepped the question. By players’ accounts Saturday, it was more of a one-way conversation. Meetings generally are participatory. This one was a lesson..." April 20

  • Sean Marshall, Denard Span and Chris Stewart all activated off DL "A trio of NL clubs welcomed players back from the DL on Saturday. Lefty Sean Marshall (Reds), center fielder Denard Span (Nationals) and catcher Chris Stewart (Pirates) were all activated. Marshall, 31, started the season on the DL with a shoulder issue. He had a similar problem last year and..." April 19

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Ludwick will likely miss a few days. Fouled one off his big toe yesterday. X-rays were negative. #reds

  • Reds take first from Cubs, win third straight

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Of all the players on the disabled list, none is more important than Mat Latos. Losing your No. 2 starter can be a disaster. Unless you have a guy step up like Alfredo Simon has for the Reds. Simon threw his third straight quality start in Latos' stead Friday to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1..." April 19

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Chapman had been cleared to throw live batting practice. #reds

  • Johnny Cueto strikes out 12 Pirates in Reds' 4-0 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto's stuff ranges from good to dominant depending on the day. What never varies is Cueto's desire to compete, to win every pitch. "He just competes and competes and competes," catcher Brayan Pena said. "He goes out there and battles. His confidence level is very high. When you're..." April 17

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Bryan Price said Aroldis Chapman could throw live batting practice by the end of this coming road trip #Reds

  • Pirates conclude wild suspended game with win, drop 2nd of series

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Leake and Gerrit Cole met once before. When Cole was a freshman at UCLA and Leake a junior at Pac-10 rival Arizona St., Leake outdueled Cole late that May en route to leading the Sun Devils to a conference title. They might not remember their first meeting well, but they long will remember..." April 16

  • Heisey's slam caps needed offensive showing for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Zack Cozart's early-season struggles are not unlike those of his team as a whole. As Cozart's offensive woes continued to mount, they only got harder to escape. The shortstop didn't have a hit in his first 23 plate appearances of the season. After getting a hit, he followed that with two more..." April 14

  • Simon showing he can be a starter

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Alfredo Simon has been saying since the start of spring training that he prefers starting to relieving, and through two starts with the Reds this season, he's shown he's up to the task. Simon was the hard-luck loser in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Rays at Great American Ball Park, surrendering..." April 13

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    ctrent @ctrent

    MRI showed flexor mass strain on Latos. UCL in elbow is strong #Reds

  • Kiermaier’s throw saves Rays’ 1-0 win over Reds

    Tampa Tribune "Kevin Kiermaier was sent back to Triple A Durham on Saturday afternoon, But before he left, he won a game for the Tampa Bay Rays. Sure, Alex Cobb had a hand in the Rays 1-0 win against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park with his seven scoreless innings. So did James Loney, whose..." April 13

  • Mat Latos has another setback with his elbow

    Hardball Talk "Reds right-hander Mat Latos was scratched from his second minor league rehab start on Tuesday due to right elbow inflammation and John Fay and C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer report that he felt continued discomfort during a bullpen session yesterday. Latos declined to speak to..." April 12

  • Price dominates Reds in 2-1 win

    Tampa Tribune "How close did David Price come Friday night to throwing the third complete-game shutout of his career? One finger? If Price had seen that catcher Jose Molina put down two fingers for a curveball to Joey Votto with one out in the ninth inning instead of seeing only one and throwing a fastball,..." April 12

  • Reds' Aroldis Chapman to throw first bullpen session on Monday "Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman will throw a bullpen session on Monday, he told reporters. It will be his first time back on a mound since being hit in the face by a line drive late in spring training. Chapman, 26, suffered a mild concussion and had to have a plate and screws inserted around..." April 12

  • Reds avoid sweep with 4-0 win in St. Louis

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds avoided a sweep here with a tidy, 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon. All it took was some power from Devin Mesoraco, some daredevil base-running and hits from Billy Hamilton and one fine outing by Mike Leake. The Reds have lost six straight series in St...." April 10

  • Cardinals back Lynn, rally past Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It is hardly the route that Lance Lynn sets out to take each game, nor is it what the Cardinals mean when they seek greater consistency from their third-year starter, yet there it was again Tuesday. The righty fell behind, slogged through the early innings, bought time for the offense to rally,..." April 09

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Latos has elbow inflammation. Will be backed for a couples of days. #reds

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    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    Jonathan Broxton reinstated from DL, to make room on roster, Trevor Bell goes on DL with right elbow inflammation. #Reds

  • Cards run down Reds in home opener

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When last the faithful at Busch Stadium saw young Kolten Wong there wasn’t a procession of trucks bringing players around to home plate or Hall of Famers there to greet them, and the only championship trophy present was the one slipping out of the Cardinals’ reach. Wong was picked off first base..." April 08

  • Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco returns from disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been activated from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with an oblique injury. Cincinnati traded Ryan Hanigan to the Rays this winter in large part because they wanted to clear the path for Mesoraco to take over as the..." April 07

  • Alfredo Simon helps Reds avoid sweep in 2-1 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds needed a win in the worst way Sunday. It meant avoiding a sweep at the hands of the New York Mets, who came into the series 0-3. It meant avoiding going to St. Louis on a four-game losing streak. The Reds got the much-needed win, a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets before a crowd of..." April 07

  • Davis leads Mets to victory over Reds with pinch-hit grand slam

    New York Post "Apparently the Mets’ bullpen is not the only one that stinks. Reds closer J.J. Hoover blew a ninth-inning lead and the Mets scored their second consecutive victory, winning 6-3 on Ike Davis’ walkoff grand slam. Davis drilled an 0-1 pitch off Hoover into the right-field stands to give the..." April 06

  • Reds to activate Devin Mesoraco and Jonathan Broxton from DL early next week

    Hardball Talk "If all goes according to plan, the Reds will have their starting catcher and fill-in closer on the roster early next week. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds manager Bryan Price said today that catcher Devin Mesoraco is on track to be activated from the disabled list on..." April 05

  • Reds scratch Hamilton due to finger injury "Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton was scratched from the starting lineup vs. the Mets on Saturday because of a jammed left middle finger. Roger Bernadina replaced Hamilton and batted leadoff. Hamilton was given a night out of the lineup in Friday's 4-3 loss to New York but pinch-ran in the top..." April 05

  • Duda’s 2 home runs lead Mets to victory over Reds

    New York Post "Hours after Terry Collins took a leap of faith and handed a hitless Lucas Duda the Mets’ starting first base job, Duda gave his manager a pair of towering two-run home runs and his team its first win of the year. Duda was given the first base job Friday afternoon, and proceeded to club two-run..." April 05

  • Cardinals weather the storm in Cincy

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As his players paced and pawed through the clubhouse Thursday, just killing time when not playing amateur meteorologists on their iPads, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny readied for a second lengthy rain delay in as many days. The Cardinals had an exhibition game rained out in the past week, two..." April 04

  • Jonathan Broxton is the Reds’ choice to replace Aroldis Chapman

    Hardball Talk "For now the Reds are going with closer-by-committee in Aroldis Chapman‘s absence, but manager Bryan Price said yesterday that Jonathan Broxton will take over ninth-inning duties once the big right-hander returns from the disabled list in a week or so. Broxton was mediocre in 34 appearances for..." April 03

  • Heisey's walk-off avenges Reds' Opening Day loss to Cards

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Chris Heisey knew the St. Louis Cardinals brought right fielder Allen Craig in to make it a five-man infield. "But, to be honest with you, I was so focused on what I was doing that I didn't even see where we was standing," Heisey said. "In that situation, you're just trying to hit the ball..." April 03

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves claimed reliever Pedro Beato off waivers from Reds. Corresponding move to come Fri.

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Yadi rules as Cardinals win opener

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the remainder of his teammates made their way from the dugout to the clubhouse after Monday’s season opener, Adam Wainwright was there to shake hands, exchange congratulations and hear one teammate’s version of the final score. “Yadi wins,” someone, possibly quipster Matt Holliday,..." April 01

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    Reds @Reds

    Reds #OpeningDay lineup vs. Cardinals. First pitch 4:10pmE:

  • Cincinnati Reds make a flurry of roster moves

    Fansided "The Cincinnati Reds will open up the 2014 regular season in a National League Central Division showdown against the love-able St. Louis Cardinals. But before all that goes down, the Reds have made a flurry of roster moves that features pitches Sean Marshall and Aroldis Chapman. Cincinnati..." March 30

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto to start opener. Cingrani Game 2. Bailey, Leake will be in rotation. Price has to talk to them before saying which game they'll start.

  • Ramon Santiago gives Reds a true backup shortstop

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A lot of people around the Reds thought the desire to have a true backup shortstop on the roster was a Dusty Baker thing. Not so. The Reds cleared up one of the big roster questions Wednesday: Ramon Santiago has made the club. Santiago, the first non-roster players added, gives that Reds a..." March 27

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

  • Reds could consider trade for J.J. Putz

    Fansided "For now Arizona Diamondbacks’ reliever J.J. Putz is with the team in Australia for their Opening Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Could he be looking at a new team when he returns to the United States? With Addison Reed in place as the Arizona closer and with the Cincinnati Reds..." March 22

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Skip Schumaker says he has a dislocated shoulder, expects to be out a month #Reds