Reds Rumors & News

  • The Reds have shut Homer Bailey down for the season

    Hardball Talk "The Reds will move right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list tomorrow, which means that his season is officially over. Bailey hasn’t pitched since August 7 due to a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati..." September 02

  • Reds win thanks to Heisey's two HRs, Cueto's arm againt Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "At the end of a gauntlet of Reds players that greeted Chris Heisey in the PNC Park visitor's dugout after his go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's game was Johnny Cueto. After receiving high-fives to everyone on the bench, Cueto was there with a hug. It was the man who drove in..." September 01

  • Chapman poised to set record for fastball velocity "Reds closer Aroldis Chapman's fastball has established its presence with authority since he broke into the Majors in 2010. But he's got a chance to do something that neither he, nor anyone else, has done before -- have a fastball average 100 mph for an entire season. According to,..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Reds trade Broxton to #Brewers.

  • Jay Bruce on rough 2014 season: “It’s honestly been the most embarrassing year of my life”

    Hardball Talk "Jay Bruce finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Saturday’s loss to the Pirates and is now batting .217/.292/.369 with 130 strikeouts in 114 total games this season. He’s sporting a career-worst .661 OPS and it looks like he’ll finish with fewer than 20 home runs for the first time since breaking..." September 01

  • Worley, Walker power Pirates to a 3-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Vanimal is back. Well, at least for one day, he's back. Vance Worley shook off three bad starts in a row with a near-dominant performance Saturday and pitched the Pirates to a 3-2 win against the Cincinnati Reds before a crowd of 38,023 at PNC Park. It was the Pirates' fourth win in a..." August 31

  • Pirates win in dramatic pitchers duel, 2-1, over Reds

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A strong argument could be made that the two most pleasant surprises for the Pirates this season have been Josh Harrison and Edinson Volquez. Harrison began the season as a bench player who was expected to be not much more than an ultra-utility guy and Volquez was signed in the offseason off..." August 30

  • Reds down Cubs 7-2, to win series

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It may be too late for a large segment of their fans to notice -- football is starting, after all -- but the Reds have put together a nice little streak. The Reds beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-2, Thursday afternoon before a crowd of 21,316 at Great American Ball Park to close the homestand with four..." August 29

  • Billy Hamilton is the youngest player with 50 steals since 2007

    Hardball Talk "Reds rookie Billy Hamilton stole his 50th base of the season last night and in doing so the 23-year-old center fielder became the youngest player to reach 50 steals since Hanley Ramirez in 2007. Here’s a complete list of the 23-and-under players with 50-plus steals in the past 20..." August 28

  • Cubs threaten late, but Reds hold on

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Nothing comes easy for these 2014 Reds. It looked like they would wrap up a fairly easy victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. It wasn't easy. But it was a victory. Despite a very tense eighth inning and a fairly tense ninth, the Reds prevailed for a 7-5 win before a crowd of 20,497 at..." August 28

  • Billy Hamilton becomes 9th Red with 50 steals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With the expectations for Billy Hamilton's stolen base total in his first full season in the big leagues, his total of 50 after Aug. 27 seems to be rather modest. Hamilton stole his 50th base of the season in the fourth inning of the Reds' 7-5 victory over the Cubs, taking third base without a..." August 28

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Billy Hamilton: 1st Reds player with 50 SB in season since Deion Sanders had 56 in 1997

  • Cubs ready for Soler power, top Reds 3-0

    Chicago Sun-Times "Who knows what the Cubs will have to challenge the rest of the National League next year? But they’re on the verge of finding out quickly, say guys in the clubhouse awaiting the big-league debut of $30 million outfield prospect Jorge Soler on Wednesday. ‘‘You’re starting to see the light at the..." August 27

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Votto has started doing some baseball type activity again. Taking some dry swings (not hitting a ball) and throwing #reds

  • Report: Reds to trade at least 1 pitcher this offseason

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds right-handed pitchers Mat Latos and Mike Leake were both placed on revocable waivers yesterday, according to a report via Twitter from's Ken Rosenthal. A trade of either pitcher - for now - is unlikely, according to Rosenthal, but this offseason may be a different story." August 27

  • Leake's pitching, offense leads to Reds win over Braves

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds won. For the first time in a week, the Reds scored more runs than the other team. Sure, it was just one run, but that's all the Reds needed, beating the Braves 1-0 on Saturday, ending a seven-game losing streak. Mike Leake helped break the streak by scoring the game's only run and..." August 24

  • J. Upton’s 12th-inning homer gives Braves a 3-2 win over Reds

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Three weeks ago Mike Minor was extremely frustrated and even dismayed, wondering what he could do to get his disappointing season turned around so he could help instead of hinder the Braves’ playoff chances. On Friday night, he came within four outs of throwing a no-hitter against the Reds, at..." August 23

  • Jocketty expected to remain as Reds GM

    Fox Sports "Forget about the possibility of a Tony La Russa-Walt Jocketty reunion in Arizona. Jocketty, completing the final year of his contract with the Reds, is expected to remain the team's general manager, according to major-league sources. La Russa, the Diamondbacks' new chief baseball officer,..." August 23

  • Aroldis Chapman returns from “achy” shoulder

    Hardball Talk "Aroldis Chapman gave the Reds a big scare when he walked all four batters he faced Sunday and then was unavailable for several days with an “achy” left shoulder, but the flame-throwing closer was back in action Thursday night. Chapman threw a scoreless eighth inning in a blowout loss to the..." August 22

  • Braves score early and often in 8-0 rout of Reds

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After struggling against a good pitcher they were unfamiliar with Wednesday at Pittsburgh, the Braves on Thursday faced a Reds pitcher who had nothing in common with the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole other than being the same age. David Holmberg never stood a chance. The Braves chased the Reds..." August 22

  • Pete Rose: America's for second chances; I want one

    USA Today "Hit king Pete Rose says the following in a clip on culled from an interview for ESPN2's "Outside the Lines" about the 25th anniversary of his banishment from baseball: "I've been led to believe America is a forgiving country, and if you do the right things – keep your nose clean, be a..." August 22

  • Lynn beats the heat and Cueto

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Lance Lynn shed weight and started rethinking his workouts he explained one of the motivating reasons was the late-summer wilt he couldn’t seem to avoid. The innings would mount, the temperature would climb, and his strength would evaporate. He tried different approaches the past two years..." August 21

  • Cardinals walk-off for second straight night in 5-4 win

    Viva El Birdos "thought about just writing 450 words of alternating Hs and As, because I have been laughing for most of the previous half-hour since the Cardinals won. It is now definitely confirmed that the Cardinals have devil magic and I for one welcome it with open arms. The dark side is so much more fun...." August 20

  • Cardinals dig in beat Reds in 10th

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the Cardinals to achieve the 90 wins it might take to capture the National League Central Division title, they’ll have to get to 18 games over .500 by the end of the season. They are nowhere near that yet, but they did attain the plus-10 milepost for just the second time this season and first..." August 19

  • Achy shoulder for Chapman "Aroldis Chapman was not available on Monday night — a game the Reds lost by a 6-5 score in 10 innings to the Cardinals. Chapman faced four batters and walked all of them before the Reds dropped a 10-9 heartbreaker to the Rockies in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader. He threw 28..." August 19

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    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    RHP Dylan Axelrod (#40) promoted to Reds, Homer Bailey to DL, Joey Votto transferred to 60-day DL.

  • Broken water main near Coors postpones game "Saturday night's Rockies-Reds game was postponed because of a broken water main at 20th and Blake -- the intersection where Coors Field is located. The Denver Office of Emergency Management requested the game be postponed at about 6:50 p.m., or about 40 minutes after the scheduled start time...." August 17

  • Johnny Cueto becomes first in majors to reach 15 wins

    Hardball Talk "Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto allowed just two runs over eight innings in a 3-2 victory over the Rockies last night at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. In doing so, he became the first pitcher in the majors to reach 15 wins this season. Cueto gave up six hits and two walks while striking out..." August 16

  • Reds' 9th inning rally salvages Cueto's effort againt Rockies

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto has almost singlehandedly kept the Reds from completing drifting out of the contention. Consider: The Reds are 10-17 since the All-Star Break. They are 5-1 in his starts. He had not lost since July 2. He is 7-0 with a 2.24 ERA since that loss. Cueto and the Reds beat the..." August 16

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Frazier out of lineup because of lower back soreness. Did it swinging on 2nd AB last night. Feels worse today #reds

  • Brandon Phillips to begin rehab stint; Homer Bailey headed to DL "The Reds have some injury news on this fine Thursday evening, both of the good and bad variety. On the good side, second baseman Brandon Phillips is going to begin his Triple-A rehab stint Friday, the Louisville Bats (Reds' Triple-A affiliate) announced. Phillips has been sidelined since July..." August 15

  • Charlie Culberson belts three-run HR to give Rockies 7-3 win over Cincinnati

    Denver Post "The post-Tulo part of the Rockies 2014 season started Thursday at Coors Field with a welcoming barrage of bat shards and a bombed home run. Charlie Culberson, Colorado's backup everything utilityman, entered the Rockies lineup playing shortstop in place of Josh Rutledge. That sentence alone..." August 15

  • Mike Napoli homer lifts Red Sox past Reds, 5-4

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not going to make some unforeseen postseason surge. But at least they can still play a winning brand of baseball. Mike Napoli’s two-run home run in the fifth inning yesterday put the Sox ahead to stay for a 5-4 victory against the Cincinnati Reds, their third win in a row and..." August 14

  • Brandon Phillips to begin rehab stint; Homer Bailey headed to DL "The Reds have some injury news on this fine Thursday evening, both of the good and bad variety. On the good side, second baseman Brandon Phillips is going to begin his Triple-A rehab stint Friday, the Louisville Bats (Reds' Triple-A affiliate) announced. Phillips has been sidelined since July..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Yoenis Cespedes powers Red Sox past Cincinnati

    Boston Globe "Yoenis Cespedes came to the plate in the eighth inning with a runner on second base, two outs, and the Red Sox trailing the Cincinnati Reds by one run. Jonathan Broxton, a relief pitcher built like an offensive tackle, threw a 95 mile-per-hour fastball under Cespedes’s chin and knocked him..." August 13

  • Reds' Homer Bailey to DL

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds will place Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list before his next start, multiple sources have told the Enquirer. Bailey has a flexor mass injury in his right arm, but it will not require surgery and he is expected to return this season. Both Jonathan Broxton and Mat Latos have..." August 13

  • Brandon Phillips to start rehab assignment on Friday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips could begin a minor-league rehab stint as soon as this Friday, Reds manager Bryan Price said before Wednesday's game with the Red Sox. Price said Phillips could be back with the big league team as soon as the series in St. Louis next Monday through..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Pete Rose to coach Florence Freedom

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Pete Rose will coach first base for the Florence Freedom on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The Freedom will also retire Rose's No. 14 during the game that evening. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. against the River City Rascals with gates opening at 5:35. Rose will throw out the ceremonial first pitch..." August 12

  • Happy return for Penny as Marlins beat Reds

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ten years and 13 days since his 48th career win for the Marlins, Brad Penny picked up his 49th. The bullpen made Penny’s five-inning, two-run (one earned) effort stand up in a 4-3 win over the Reds at Great American Ballpark Saturday. Though the Marlins clinched the series, they remain 1½..." August 10

  • Stanton's glove, bat help Eovaldi beat Reds

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's rare that a Giancarlo Stanton home run isn't the highlight of an individual game performance for him. Friday, he hit his second in as many days, a towering, second-deck shot to left at Great American Ballpark that accounted for half of his team's run production. Yet of equal importance to..." August 09

  • Brandon Phillips cleared to swing bat

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Phillips saw his hand surgeon Thursday and was given clearance to begin swinging the bat. That's the last step in Phillips' return from surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left thumbs. "He's swinging in the cage off a tee, so it's baby steps," trainer Paul Lessard said. "But it's..." August 08

  • Reds shut out Indians in Ohio Cup series victory

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Homer Bailey pitched brilliantly Thursday night – and survived a scary moment with his jaw bruised but his sense of humor in tact. Bailey went seven innings in a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians before a crowd of 31,862 at Great American Ball Park. He allowed four hits, walked one and..." August 08

  • Cozart, Negron shine in Reds' 8-3 win over Indians

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The top four in the batting order for the Reds Wednesday night went a combined 2-for-14. You can live with that when your seventh and eighth hitters do what Kristopher Negron and Zack Cozart did. Negron went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and Cozart 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the Reds'..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Reds beat Indians

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If Reds manager Bryan Price was upset with his team's performance in Monday's loss to the Indians, Cleveland manager Terry Francona had to be equally upset with his squad's showing in Tuesday's 9-2 Reds victory at Progressive Field. The Indians had just one error on the scoreboard, but they..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Bryan Price calls out the Reds for lack of effort

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In this season in general and in the 17 games since the All-Star break in particular, the Reds have found many different ways to lose games. But Monday's 7-1 loss to the Indians was different, at least for Reds manager Bryan Price. "What was disappointing and unacceptable tonight was that we..." August 05