Reds Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Hendricks propels Cubs to sweep vs. Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Kyle Hendricks' marching orders on Wednesday afternoon were cut and dry. Coming off a 15-inning game in which seven relievers were used, the Cubs needed Hendricks to extend himself. "It was necessary," manager Joe Maddon said. "I went up to him afterward and said, 'This is..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Cubs' Bryant has giant night with three HRs, two doubles

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Following his third home run on Monday night, Kris Bryant wasn't about to take a curtain call. Not on the road, not at Great American Ball Park. Even as teammates urged him on and the roaring of thousands of Cubs fans reached a crescendo, Bryant steered clear of the dugout..." June 27

  • DeSclafani helps Reds avert sweep versus Padres

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds' rebuilding project is centered around its young pitching. That's why Anthony DeSclafani's oblique injury late in spring training was such a blow to the club. But, DeSclafani is back now, and on Sunday afternoon he showed the potential that has the Reds..." June 26

  • Dodgers considering trade for Jay Bruce?

    Dodger Blue "During a recent interview, Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the front office would target ‘elite-level players’ at the trade deadline. Their focus reportedly is on acquiring a starting pitcher, reliever, and/or a bat, with trading for a young starter said..." June 26

  • The Giants have asked the Reds about trading for Jay Bruce

    Red Reporter "Just about three weeks ago, I stated the obvious: the San Francisco Giants needed Jay Bruce, and they needed him right that very moment. The banged up outfield was without Angel Pagan for a series of weeks and All Star Hunter Pence for a couple of months, leaving a clear void in both the field..." June 26

  • Pete Rose on Reds HOF: 'Biggest thing ever'

    USA Today "Pete Rose grew up playing baseball on hot, sunny Cincinnati afternoons such as Saturday. And, the town’s favorite sports son made it mostly about his home city as Rose was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame. “To date, this is the biggest thing ever to happen to me in baseball,” said Rose,..." June 26

  • Padres, Pomeranz prance past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- San Diego Padres left-hander Drew Pomeranz enjoys taking batting practice, during which he'll deposit more than a few balls in the seats. "I'm 5 o'clock lightning, for sure," Pomeranz says. On Saturday afternoon, he had a couple of big swings that counted...." June 25

  • Hamels dominates Reds again in Rangers' win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers needed some good pitching news Wednesday night. Cole Hamels delivered in more ways than one. The ace of the staff continued his mastery of the Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers bounced back to win 6-4 Wednesday night at Globe Life Park...." June 23

  • Norris' 3-run shot keys Padres' win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Derek Norris admitted to losing some confidence in mid-May when his batting average bottomed out at .167. "The back half of May I was swinging the bat pretty well," Norris said. "I just stuck with the process." But, the old adage is that it's a long season, and Norris'..." June 23

  • The Indians have an obstacle to clear if they want Jay Bruce

    Fox Sports "The Indians, short on outfielders, have been mentioned as a possible suitor for the Reds’ Jay Bruce. There is just one problem: Bruce added the Indians to his no-trade list in November, enabling him to block any proposed trade to Cleveland, a major-league source said. The Indians still could..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • DeSclafani, Reds top Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was no rally this time for the Texas Rangers. Jay Bruce and Zack Cozart provided the offensive muscle for Anthony DeSclafani in the Cincinnati Reds' 8-2 victory over the streaking Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. Bruce and Cozart each went..." June 21

  • Fiers, Astros shut down Reds

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Following a pair of extra-inning games that required the contributions of six different relievers, Astros manager A.J. Hinch was doubly pleased that the positive result on Sunday featured just one. Right-hander Mike Fiers carried a shutout into the sixth inning while Evan Gattis..." June 19

  • Springer lifts Astros to 11-inning win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- For the second time this season George Springer played hero for the Houston Astros by delivering the walk-off RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds in a 5-4 victory in 11 innings on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros (33-36) improve to 7-4 in extra-inning games and tied the..." June 18

  • d'Arnaud's hit lifts Braves to marathon win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It isn't often that a player will hit for the cycle and not be the star of the game. But that was the case on Wednesday, when Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman hit for the cycle and took a back seat to Chase d'Arnaud, who came up with the hit to complete the unlikely winning..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • The rest of this season could make or break Joey Votto's Hall of Fame case

    Sporting News "This much is clear. Through the end of last year, Joey Votto was on-pace to be one of the best first basemen in baseball history. Over his first nine seasons, the Cincinnati Reds stalwart compiled 29.2 Wins Above Average, ninth-best among all first basemen for these years. Of the eight men in..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Bruce homer propels Reds over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Jay Bruce, a potential trade chip for the Cincinnati Reds later this summer, is doing nothing except increase his value. Bruce hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Atlanta right-hander Julio Teheran and the Reds made it stand up despite an ultra-scary ninth inning for a..." June 14

  • Bases-loaded walk in 9th lifts Reds past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Cincinnati Reds continued their rebound from an 11-game losing streak by adding to the Atlanta Braves' miseries. Tyler Holt drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the ninth inning to force in the decisive run as the Reds improved to 10-6 since the losing skid with a 9-8..." June 13

  • As Ichiro closes in, Pete Rose chafes: 'They're trying to make me the Hit Queen'

    USA Today "It is one of the most sacred records in all of sports, with one of the greatest hitters in baseball history on the verge of eclipsing it. Strangely, we are ignoring it. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki entered Monday night needing just four hits to tie Pete Rose’s all-time record of..." June 13

  • Reds sign #2 pick Nick Senzel to below-slot deal

    Today's Knuckleball "Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a contract with the #2 overall pick in last week’s MLB Draft, University of Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel. The deal, which is worth $6.2 million, is well under the pick’s slot value of $7.7 million. In 160 games across..." June 13

  • Semien, Smolinski 2-run homers send A's past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- There was a sense of relief in the Oakland Athletics' clubhouse after snapping a seven-game losing streak on Sunday. "It's been miserable going home every night, going through a losing streak like that," manager Bob Melvin said. "You can't even enjoy your evening." The..." June 12

  • Reds' Straily comes back to haunt A's

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Dan Straily was part of Oakland's last youth movement. Daniel Mengden is a cog in the current rebuilding effort. The right-handed pitchers squared off at Great American Ball Park on Saturday with Mengden, whose handlebar mustache conjures up memories of Rollie Fingers --..." June 11

  • Reds' Billy Hamilton lands on 7-day concussion DL

    Sporting News "Just when Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton started to get his season going, he was placed on the 7-day disabled list Friday with a concussion. Hamilton suffered the injury when he was hit in the head while sliding into third base Wednesday. He then sat out the final game of a series against the..." June 11

  • DeSclafani's long-awaited return helps A's top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- It had been a long wait for Anthony DeSclafani, who began the season on the disabled list after sustaining an oblique injury late in spring training and having his rehab shut down for nearly a month. DeSclafani finally made his season debut Friday night, allowing only one run..." June 10

  • Reds draft Tennessee 3B Nick Senzel with No. 2 pick

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As soon as the Philadelphia Phillies took high school outfielder Mickey Moniak No. 1 overall in Thursday’s draft, University of Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel received a call from his advisors that he’d be the Reds’ pick at No. 2. Jeff Senzel, Nick’s father, had to wait several more..." June 10

  • Wainwright flashes top form in Cardinals' victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Adam Wainwright had a 7.16 ERA in April. His struggles continued into May. Some wondered if it was the lingering effect of the ankle injury which caused him to miss 142 games last season, or perhaps the gradual decline of a 34-year old veteran with 10-plus years on his right..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Moss hits 2 of Cards' 4 homers in rout of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Brandon Moss would like to hit for a higher average and reach base more consistently. In the meantime, he is content with jogging around the bases. "I've got power and I go up there to use my power, that's my role on the team," Moss said. "I'm never going to hit .300. I am who..." June 08

  • Votto's walk-off homer pushes Reds past Cards

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Joey Votto struck out in the seventh inning on Tuesday night and his frustration was apparent when he got back to the dugout. "He was upset he didn't have a better at-bat," said manager Bryan Price. "I felt like he was going to bring his focus to the next at-bat." Votto's..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Reds have plenty of options with second pick

    MLB.com "The 2016 Draft will take place from Thursday through Saturday, beginning with the Draft preview show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. Live Draft coverage from MLB Network's Studio 42 begins at 7 p.m., with the top 77 picks being streamed on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network...." June 06

  • Dusty Baker compares Reds to 'old girlfriend,' and he clearly won the breakup

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A smiling, jocular Dusty Baker returned to Great American Ball Park to face his former Cincinnati Reds franchise Friday, and the first-year Washington manager Friday quickly brought down the house in a pre-game interview. With a large contingent of both Cincinnati and Washington media crowded..." June 04

  • Duvall's blast lifts Reds past Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Adam Duvall had more than an hour to consider the situation -- eighth inning, tie score, two on, two out. Duvall took some swings, but not too many. "I didn't want to try to overthink the at-bat," Duvall said. "I wanted to go up there and react." Duvall's three-run homer..." June 04

  • Reds top Rockies for 1st road series win of year

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Cincinnati Reds stumbled into Coors Field with 12 losses in 13 games. They put that agonizing stretch behind them and earned their first road series win of the season Thursday night by pounding the Colorado Rockies 11-4. The victory gave the Reds three wins in the four-game..." June 03

  • Bryan Price will not battle with Walt Weiss over the small things

    Denver Post "The cat-and-mouse of a manager’s battle extends well beyond the baseball field. There often are wars of words and mental jousting. And if a manager really wants to poke his counterpart in the eye, he can mess with the daily lineup. If the other team doesn’t know who’s playing and where, it can’t..." June 03

  • Reds top Nats to spoil Baker's return to Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds, coming off a series at Colorado in which they hit 12 home runs, added three more Friday night and spoiled Dusty Baker's return to Great American Ball Park with a 7-2 victory over the National League East-leading Washington Nationals. It was the third..." June 03

  • Lamb, Reds shut down Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- For the first time in his career, John Lamb watched video of the opposing hitters before his start. That change in routine paid big dividends Wednesday night for Lamb and the Cincinnati Reds. They badly needed Lamb to step up and give them a strong start Wednesday night in his..." June 02

  • Rockies pound seven homers, rout Reds

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies, no strangers to slugging exploits at Coors Field, reached new offensive heights Tuesday night. While blasting the Cincinnati Reds 17-4, the Rockies set franchise records with 14 extra-base hits and 47 total bases, an offensive onslaught that included a..." June 01

  • Joey Votto Sucks Right Now And The Reds Will Have To Pay Him Forever

    Deadspin "The Cincinnati Reds have been complete dogshit this season, but the most concerning decline has been their first baseman. Joey Votto’s power is missing in 2016. His hitting is, too. Votto hit his eighth and ninth home runs in the Reds’ last two games, which raised his slugging percentage..." June 01

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

  • Homers help Reds come back to beat Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Cincinnati Reds staggered into Coors Field with the worst road record in the majors and just one win in their past 13 games. And as if on cue, they trailed by four runs after three innings. But the Reds took the lead with a five-run uprising in the fourth and went on to beat..." May 30

  • Michael Lorenzen's role is to be determined

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Michael Lorenzen is a step closer to returning to the big leagues, readying for his first game action since spring training when he pitches Tuesday in extended spring training in Arizona.​ Lorenzen (elbow, mononucleosis) pitched live batting practice Friday with good reports. The next step will..." May 29

  • Reds' Alfredo Simon ejected for hitting Chase Anderson with pitch

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds starter Alfredo Simon was ejected in the fifth inning of Saturday's 7-6 win over Milwaukee after hitting Brewers starter Chase Anderson with a pitch. Plate umpire James Hoye immediately ejected Simon after he plunked Anderson on the left shoulder leading off the fifth." May 29