Reds Rumors & News

  • Joe Maddon keeping faith in slumping Addison Russell

    Chicago Sun-Times "Three pitches into his first at-bat Sunday in Cincinnati, Addison Russell quickly had strikeout No. 11 in 19 at-bats in his five big-league games. But for all his struggles at the plate his first week in the majors, the youngest player in the National League appeared in no danger of a seat on..." April 27

  • 1d
    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs vs #Reds postponed. Finally. It's 10th postponement at GABP, which opened in '03. Enjoy the Bulls, Blackhawks

  • 1d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Price says Cingrani’s “time has come,” will pitch more in setup role. More than shortly on #reds

  • 1d
    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    The #Reds have released 1B Dan Johnson, who had been with AAA-Louisville.

  • Cubs win in 11 over Reds

    Chicago Sun-Times "He didn’t get the win. Didn’t even pitch with a lead. But for all his trouble containing one of the top base stealers in baseball early in the game, the Cubs’ Jon Lester eventually found a semblance of his big-money groove Friday night in Cincinnati – contributing to a 7-4, 11-inning victory..." April 25

  • 2d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Mesoraco said he hopes to catch a bullpen in next few days. #reds

  • Brewers end 8-game losing streak by beating Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everything finally came together for the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday afternoon. A great start by Kyle Lohse, a couple of home runs and some clutch hitting late lifted the Brewers a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. The win snapped the Brewers' eight-game losing..." April 24

  • Commissioner: Pete Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

    Fox Sports "Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati. Rose, baseball's career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a..." April 24

  • Reds rally in 9th, top Brewers for 3rd straight win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Only Johnny Cueto. Only Billy Hamilton. The Reds beat the Brewers 2-1 Wednesday night at Miller Park on the singular performances of Cueto and Hamilton — with some Joey Votto and Aroldis Chapman thrown in. Nobody but Cueto would throw his fastest pitches of the game after 110 pitches, stay..." April 23

  • 5 homers - 2 grand slams - power Reds past Brewers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Four times in Major League history, there have been three grand slams in a game — and Reds first base coach Billy Hatcher has been at half of them. The Reds and Brewers combined to hit three on Tuesday - two by the Reds and one by the Brewers - in Cincinnati's 16-10 victory at Miller Park. Jay..." April 22

  • Reds top Brewers to end losing skid

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Anthony DeSclafani's nickname is "Disco," based on his surname, and little else. DeSclafani doesn't have a lot of flash, and on the mound he shows no emotion. He's steady as it goes, unassuming and, at least through three starts with the Reds, incredibly effective. Two days after his 25th..." April 21

  • Reds' Bryan Price sorry for vulgarities, but stands behind message "Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price, after using the F-word 77 times and 10 more variants of other vulgarities during a rant to media members, apologized Tuesday for "inappropriate language." "In my pregame conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe..." April 21

  • For Reds' Bryan Price, no pulling verbal punches in 5-minute diatribe to media

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Bryan Price showed the same frustration that has welled up among the team's fanbase as the team came off four straight losses and seven losses in eight games. Instead of lashing out at his team's offensive woes, bullpen blowups or the cards dealt to him by his general manager,..." April 21

  • Wainwright zips to a victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The only time one of the fastest games ever played at Busch Stadium slowed down was when Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright made his case to stay in it. With manager Mike Matheny walking toward the mound in Sunday’s eighth inning, Wainwright was gripping the ball in his right hand as tight as he was a..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • Unexpected leads to expected in Cards' win over Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "That sense of the unknown that Cardinals leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter wants to give opposing pitchers is the same one Mike Matheny has felt in the dugout watching his youngest starting pitcher, Carlos Martinez, so far this season. Matheny knows the types of pitches Martinez has to choose from,..." April 19

  • Pete Rose to join FOX as MLB analyst

    Fox Sports "Pete Rose watches "Inside the NBA," the postgame show for NBA on TNT broadcasts. The banter between analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal, Rose says, "is very entertaining to me." Could Rose be baseball's Barkley? FOX Sports is about to find out. Rose will serve FOX..." April 19

  • 8d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Hamilton has a sore right groin and is viewed as day-to-day. #reds

  • 8d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Hamilton is leaving the game. #reds

  • Molina and Cardinals unload on Reds

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Reports of Yadier Molina’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. At least, that’s what Hannibal’s own Mark Twain might have penned in this space had he been more familiar with baseball, its constant ebbs and flows and the interminable, often infernal scrutiny applied to it. No, Molina was not..." April 18

  • 9d
    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

  • 13d
    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

  • 14d
    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 "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 "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

  • 20d
    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    Opening day lineups #pirates v. #reds

  • 21d
    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

  • 22d
    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 "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 "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 "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