Reds Rumors & News

  • Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter versus Reds

    Chicago Tribune "After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery. Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't about to ruin Arrieta's ascent to the ace..." September 17

  • Swisher, Schumaker nominated for MLB service award

    Fox Sports Ohio "Indians first baseman Nick Swisher and Reds outfielder Skip Schumacher are among the nominees for this year's Roberto Clemente Award. Each club nominates a player to be considered for the annual award, which recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive..." September 16

  • Brewers offense has a breakout day in win over Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers took out their offensive frustrations in a major way Sunday afternoon. Rapping out 15 hits and getting home runs from rookie Matt Clark and Mark Reynolds, the Brewers blasted the Cincinnati Reds, 9-2, in front of a sellout crowd of 41,870 at Miller Park. The nine runs..." September 15

  • Mat Latos is unlikely to make another start this season

    Hardball Talk "Reds right-hander Mat Latos was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Brewers due to a bone bruise in his pitching elbow. It’s not believed to be a serious injury, but the regular season is over in two weeks and Cincinnati enters play Sunday with a record of 71-78. So there’s..." September 14

  • Todd Frazier having career year on basepath

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Todd Frazier's season is Exhibit A in Reds manager Bryan Price's increased emphasis on the running game. Frazier stole his 20th base Friday night. The last two years he stole a total of nine -- three in 2012 and six last year. Frazier sets goals for himself each year. Stealing 20 was not..." September 14

  • Holmberg leads Reds to win over Brewers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The way things began Saturday night, it looked like David Holmberg's third start as a Red might end like the first two: Really quickly. But Holmberg settled down and went six strong innings to earn his first big league win in the Reds' 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers before a sellout..." September 14

  • Brewers' win streak reaches three on Lyle Overbay's walk-off hit against Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At long last, the Milwaukee Brewers are again owners of a true winning streak. Lyle Overbay's bases-loaded single off Jumbo Diaz in the ninth inning scored pinch runner Logan Schafer and lifted the Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, on Friday night at Miller Park. It was the third..." September 13

  • Mat Latos scratched from start with elbow injury

    Hardball Talk "Reds right-hander Mat Latos has been scratched from tonight’s scheduled start with a bone bruise in his elbow, according to Mark Sheldon of Latos missed the first two-plus months of the season with multiple injuries, including an elbow problem." September 12

  • Reds top Cardinals, 1-0, to take 3 of 4 in series

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds' season is beyond the point of salvageable. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to play for. Thursday, they had a chance to get Johnny Cueto his 18th win, take a series from the St. Louis Cardinals and close out the homestand with a winning record. Check, check and check. "To..." September 12

  • Joey Votto to join Reds for road trip

    Cincinnati Enquirer "First baseman Joey Votto will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip to Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis to continue working out with the team. So far, Votto has taken ground balls and hit off a tee. On the disabled list since July, Votto is still hoping to return from his left distal..." September 12

  • Reds get 2 RHP to complete Jonathan Broxton trade

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds announced the team acquired a pair of minor-league right-handers — Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin — as the two players to be named from the Aug. 31 trade of reliever Jonathan Broxton to Milwaukee." September 11

  • Reds take 2-1 lead in four-game series vs. Cardinals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If there was any doubt that Bryan Price was confident in September call-up Ryan Dennick, it was erased Wednesday. Price called in the 27-year-old left-hander with two on and two outs in a two-run game to face a hitter more than capable of tying the game with a single swing in first baseman Matt..." September 11

  • Price: Joey Votto's '14 return is important

    Cincinnati Enquirer "On Joey Votto's 31st birthday, Price said the injured first baseman is making progress in his return from a left distal quadriceps strain, and even though both sides still hope for Votto to return in the final 16 games, there's no timetable. And it doesn't sound promising as the calendar nears..." September 11

  • Holmberg will get another shot in starting rotation

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Left-hander David Holmberg will get the start when Dylan Axelrod's spot in the rotation comes up Saturday in Milwaukee. Holmberg pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief against the Cardinals on Monday after Axelrod left with a right oblique strain. "It just makes sense to slide him in..." September 10

  • Price wants desire, pride out of Reds as they finish out season

    Fox Sports Ohio "What now? What's left for the Cincinnati Reds? There will be no division championship and there will be no wild card. In fact, it will take everything they have to fend off the onrushing Chicago Cubs to stay out of last place. And how embarrassing would that be? So what does manager Bryan..." September 09

  • Miller efficient in ten-hit, Cards 5-0 win in Cincinnati

    Viva El Birdos "All right, now that that's settled, on to the top of the first and the Reds' starting pitcher: Dylan Axelrod The 29-year-old righty has a large FIP-xFIP gap in his 17 innings this season, and tha--hold on. What the heck. Dylan Axelrod David Holmberg Axelrod pulled up hurt after seven..." September 09

  • Anthony Recker, Curtis Granderson power Mets past error-prone Reds

    New York Daily News "After waiting for three minutes and eight second, Jenrry Mejia shook off the disbelief and reminded himself he just had to get through it. For the second time in 24 hours, the Mets had a crucial, ninth-inning video review go against them. Mejia was determined that Sunday it would not be the..." September 08

  • Cueto, Heisey strike again in Reds' win over Mets

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A Johnny Cueto start has been the only decent shot the Reds have had at winning since a long losing slide that began at the All-Star break. Cincinnati is 7-3 since the break when Cueto starts and 9-28 when he doesn't. Cueto served up a Johnny Beisbol gem Saturday to beat the New York Mets..." September 07

  • No talk of shutting Joey Votto down - at this point

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Bryan Price said the club has not considered shutting down Joey Votto's rehab and writing off Votto returning this season. "Not at this point," Price said. "We've tried to stay the course with the expectation of getting him on the field when he's ready. We just don't know if we'll..." September 07

  • Mets belt five homers, roll over Reds

    New York Post "Travis d’Arnaud may have to settle for knowing he is the National League’s second-half Rookie of the Year, but the real award, for the whole season, is probably headed elsewhere. With the two front-runners for the prize, Billy Hamilton and Jacob deGrom, in the same ballpark Friday night,..." September 06

  • Bailey to have surgery "Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will have surgery to repair a small tear in the flexor mass tendon near his right forearm. Medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek will perform the operation Friday morning. A timetable isn’t specific but Bailey is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training 2015." September 05

  • Reds manager admits Brandon Phillips came back from surgery too soon

    Hardball Talk "It’s common for people to play up the positive, tough-guy aspects of athletes playing through injuries and/or returning sooner than expected, but whenever that goes poorly–and it does, constantly–that’s often just brushed under the rug. In related news, Reds manager Bryan Price admitted..." September 04

  • Miguel Gonzalez adds feather to his cap in O's win over Reds

    CSN Baltimore "In a clubhouse full of popular people, Miguel Gonzalez is one of the most admired. When the Orioles briefly sent him down to the minor leagues last month, he didn’t complain. Several other times when he finished eight innings and seemed to have more to give, Gonzalez didn’t get a chance to..." September 04

  • Pete Rose 'bats' in minor-league game, talks reinstatement

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Reds are limited in what they can do to honor Pete Rose, but another pro baseball team in the area tried to pick up the slack Tuesday night. The Florence Freedom (a member of the independent Frontier League in Northern Kentucky) let the Cincinnati native step into the batter's box to start..." September 03

  • 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.