Reds Rumors & News

  • Reds Claim Scooter Gennett

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have claimed second baseman Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports on Twitter. It’s not yet clear what the corresponding 40-man roster move will be. Gennett, 26, agreed to a $2.525MM contract over the winter to avoid..." March 28

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Reds Release Ryan Raburn

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have released outfielder Ryan Raburn, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes (Twitter links). As Buchanan previously noted, Raburn was an Article XX(B) free agent, meaning that the team had until tomorrow to add him to their roster, and if they hadn’t, either offer him a $100K..." March 27

  • Bronson Arroyo inching closer to making Reds

    MLB.com "Reds manager Bryan Price wasn't yet ready Sunday to say that veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo has made the club. To make the starting five, however, Arroyo appears to only need to get through the final days of camp healthy. Trying to come back from two years out of the big leagues as a non-roster..." March 26

  • Raisel Iglesias hurt elbow, hips falling in shower

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Plenty of pitchers hurt their elbows in the unnatural act of throwing a baseball. Cincinnati Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias hurt his doing a much more routine task. He was showering at home, and he slipped. The incident, which happened three weeks ago, led to a bone bruise in his right elbow..." March 23

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Devin Mesoraco progressing, but could miss Opening Day

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Devin Mesoraco called Opening Day “arbitrary” among a 162-game season, so if the veteran catcher isn’t ready by that day, he isn’t ready, he said on Monday. Mesoraco played four innings and was 1 for 2 against the Royals on Monday and is working his way up to a full game. Still, the Reds leave..." March 21

  • Scott Feldman gets Reds' Opening Day nod

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In January the Reds signed veteran right-hander Scott Feldman to a one-year deal to pitch either in the team’s rotation or bullpen. On Monday, he was named the team’s Opening Day starter. Feldman, 34, will be making his third career Opening Day start, opening the season for the Rangers in 2010..." March 20

  • Blue Jays, Reds, Braves interested in Kelly Johnson

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are among the teams that have checked in with free-agent utility player Kelly Johnson on a non-roster deal, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Johnson played for the Blue Jays in 2011 and ’12, and has since moved around several organizations. He finished the 2016..." March 19

  • Reds' RHP Arroyo says he's OK after being hit in face by a throw

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo said he’s OK after being hit in the face by a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco that forced him to leave Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Rangers. “I wasn't feeling so hot when I was out there and if I had finished that inning, it was still burning like..." March 19

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • DeSclafani set for MRI on tender elbow, will likely open season on DL

    CBS Sports "DeSclafani has been scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Monday with elbow tenderness and appears likely to open the season on the disabled list, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. DeSclafani was already on track to miss his first expected turn in the rotation to begin the regular..." March 12

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

  • MLB and MLBPA announce modifications of some rules for 2017 season

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association jointly announced modifications of some rules effective for the 2017 regular season. As was announced last month, managers will signal to the home plate umpire that he wants to intentionally walk the current..." March 02

  • Rebuilding Reds will experiment with bullpen and all MLB teams should take note

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For baseball’s oldest franchise, it’s fitting that a new idea is really an old one in disguise. That’s the case when it comes to how the Cincinnati Reds plan to close out games. Reds manager Bryan Price has talked about it since the middle of last season. He doesn’t want to get “cliché” with..." March 01

  • What if the World Baseball Classic featured a team of Cuban players in MLB?

    CBS Sports "Next week, the 2017 edition of the World Baseball Classic will begin with pool play. The tournament starts March 6 and the championship game will be played March 22, at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full schedule and here are the full rosters . Once upon a time Cuba dominated international..." February 27

  • MLB views Las Vegas as 'viable market,' Rob Manfred says

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that Las Vegas might be considered for a franchise in the future, an about-face from his predecessor. “Las Vegas could be a viable market for us,” Manfred said during his Cactus League news conference in Phoenix. “… I don’t think that..." February 22

  • Report: MLB approves new rule allowing a dugout signal for an intentional walk

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Howard Bryant is reporting that Major League Baseball has approved a rule allowing for a dugout signal for an intentional walk. In other words, baseball is allowing automatic intentional walks. Bryant adds that this rule will be effective for the 2017 season. MLB has been trying,..." February 22

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred: No rule changes in 2017, many could come in 2018

    CBS Sports "All offseason long, there’s been talk about which new rules Major League Baseball would implement prior to the start of the season. Some of the ideas bounced around included limiting the amount of mound visits, adding a pitch clock and tweaking the strike zone. None are coming in time for the 2017..." February 21

  • Report: Facebook, MLB in talks to stream a game every week

    Fanrag Sports "After Twitter gained a foothold into the streaming game over the past two seasons by airing NFL games, Facebook looks to be stepping in via Major League Baseball. The preeminent social network is in talks with MLB about streaming one game per week, according to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters. The..." February 21

  • Reds, Raburn agree to minor-league deal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds have signed veteran Ryan Raburn to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league training camp. Raburn, 35, played in 113 games for the Rockies last season, hitting .220/.309/.404 with nine home runs and 30 RBI. In parts of 11 seasons with the Tigers, Indians and Rockies, he’s..." February 17

  • Reds claim Lisalverto Bonilla off waivers from the Pirates

    Hardball Talk "The Reds claimed pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla off waivers from the Pirates, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Monday afternoon. Bonilla, 26, was designated for assignment by the Pirates last Thursday to clear a roster spot for pitcher Pat Light. The Pirates had signed him to a..." February 14

  • Homer Bailey eyes June return to Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds’ right-hander Homer Bailey just had to laugh when asked about his latest elbow surgery. “Round three? Sure, we're bound to get it right this time,” Bailey said. “Trust me, I'm as frustrated as anybody. It's not going to do any good, you just try to move forward and do what you..." February 14

  • Peraza expected to be Reds' everyday 2B

    Fantasy Pros "The Brandon Phillips trade to Atlanta is still pending a physical, but barring any issues there, Jose Peraza is expected to lineup as the Reds everyday 2B in 2017. The move could also create opportunities for Dilson Herrera - acquired from the Mets in the Jay Bruce trade last season - to get some..." February 14

  • Braves trade for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves are welcoming home a former All-Star second baseman, Brandon Phillips, after getting the Atlanta-area native from the Reds in a Sunday trade for two minor league pitchers who weren’t prospects. So eager were the rebuilding Reds to trade Phillips, 35, they agreed to pay $13..." February 12

  • Reds closer than ever to trading Brandon Phillips to Braves

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds are close to trading second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Braves, Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday night. A source told The Enquirer there is no deal in place and there are still hurdles to clear, but a deal of Phillips is closer than it has been in the past. Phillips would be..." February 12

  • Reds, Desmond Jennings agree to minor-league deal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds on Thursday officially agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Desmond Jennings on a minor-league contract. Jennings will receive an invitation to spring training, and will earn a salary $1.5 million if he makes the team opening day." February 10

  • Commissioner Manfred admits MLB is revisiting its view on sports betting

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred discussed sports gambling with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday and made some pretty salient points. Among them is becoming more open-minded about fans legally gambling on the sport in the United States. Manfred said that betting on games is a "form of..." February 09

  • MLB to test radical extra-inning rule change in Minors, WBC

    Sportsnaut "Lower levels of professional baseball, as well as the upcoming World Baseball Classic, will have a radical rule change. When games reach extra innings, teams will begin their at-bats with a man already on second base. If it works well, the rule could eventually work its way to MLB. “A..." February 09

  • Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has surgery to remove bone spurs in elbow

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey hasn't pitched a full season since 2013. That streak will continue for another year. On Wednesday, the Reds announced that Bailey had surgery to remove bone spurs from his surgically repaired elbow. He is expected to be shut down for 4-6 weeks, and will..." February 08

  • Which players might surprise for clubs in '17?

    MLB.com "In the Major Leagues, big contributions often come from unexpected places. With Spring Training right around the corner, now is the time for some of the best stories of 2017 to begin. To catch you up on all that's taken place this offseason, MLB.com is taking a look at different aspects of each..." February 08

  • MLB win totals: How we see the 2017 season unfolding

    USA Today "First things first: Some team is lurking in the weeds to mess all this up. It always happens. With that out of the way, we present USA TODAY Sports’ projected win totals for the 2017 Major League Baseball season. For this, our second annual foray into forecasting all 30 teams’ records come Game..." February 07

  • 7 MLB veterans who surprisingly still are unsigned a week before spring training

    Fox Sports "At this time next week, pitchers and catchers from more than half of the majors’ teams will be going through their first spring training workouts. However, one prominent catcher – Matt Wieters – is among the most valuable free agents still on the market. And he isn’t alone. Here are seven..." February 07

  • Mesoraco aiming to bounce back from injuries

    MLB.com "With one week left before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, general manager Dick Williams still might have another transaction or two left to make. While one of those transactions was expected to be the addition of catching depth as a contingency for the rehabilitating Devin..." February 07

  • Braun to Red Sox? Dozier to Braves? Five trades that should happen, but likely won't

    CBS Sports "In a little more than one week, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training and camps across Florida and Arizona will open. The first Grapefruit League and Cactus League games are roughly three weeks away. Teams are currently scrambling to fill out their rosters with spring..." February 04

  • Why it's time for MLB to rethink the outdated sacrifice fly rule

    Sporting News "Wade Boggs knows more about getting on base than anyone I've ever met. But the Hall of Famer's career .415 on-base percentage should've been higher. The reason it wasn't? The sacrifice fly. Boggs' 96 career sacrifice flies actually knocked his on-base percentage down four points — from a..." February 04

  • Reds close to a deal with Desmond Jennings

    Hardball Talk "Chris Cotillo of SB Nation is reporting that the Reds are close to a deal with outfielder Desmond Jennings. Jennings, 30, has played in a total of 93 games over the past two seasons due to leg injuries. Once a top prospect, Jennings hasn’t quite lived up to the hype despite a few productive..." February 03

  • Reds agree to minor-league deal with Bronson Arroyo

    Dayton Daily News "Bronson Arroyo passed his physical and will sign a minor-league deal with the Reds, one of his former teams, MLB. com reported. Arroyo, who turns 40 this month, hasn’t thrown a big-league pitch in two years, but he wants another shot." February 03

  • Reds Working On Contract With Bronson Arroyo

    MLB Trade Rumors "It emerged recently that the Reds had taken a look at former rotation stalwart Bronson Arroyo. Though the level of the team’s interest wasn’t clear at the time, it seems now that the organization saw some promise in the veteran righty’s workout. Indeed, Cincinnati has engaged Arroyo in contract..." January 31

  • Jury selection begins in the human trafficking case against agents of Cuban ballplayers

    Hardball Talk "Jury selection is underway today in Miami federal courtroom in the case of Bartolo Hernandez and Julio Estrada, sports agents charged with illegally smuggling baseball players from Cuba to the United States. The two are accused of taking as much as $15 million from players, who were placed under..." January 30

  • When do pitchers and catchers report? 2017 MLB spring training reporting dates for all 30 teams

    Sporting News "Spring training is almost here, with teams reporting in about two weeks to warm the hearts of baseball fans who've endured another long, cold, baseball-less winter. Here are reporting dates for all 30 MLB teams: When do pitchers and catchers report? GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE (Pitchers and..." January 30

  • Reds bring in Scott Feldman for veteran rotation depth

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds have agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Scott Feldman, multiple sources confirm to The Enquirer. Feldman, who turns 34 next month, was 7-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 40 appearances - including five starts - between the Astros and Blue Jays in 2016. The deal, originally reported by..." January 26

  • 5 best remaining MLB free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "Spring training is less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still a few players in the Major League Baseball free agent market that could make positive contributions to a team. Though roster spots are filling up, teams still have needs, and there is still talent out..." January 24

  • Spring training to be shorter in 2018

    Fanrag Sports "In an effort to spread the season over 187 days as opposed to 183, Major League Baseball’s spring training period will last 38 days as opposed to 40 due in part to restrictions implemented in the league’s new collective bargaining agreement. The date for players to voluntarily arrive in camp is..." January 24

  • MLB players pay tribute to Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte

    Fox Sports "Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Ventura, who made his MLB debut in 2013 and won 38 games for the Royals, was just 25. The accident occured just hours after former Braves, Indians and Diamondbacks infielder Andy Marte was..." January 22

  • Here is the 2017 MLB Draft order now that all qualified free agents have signed

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, both Jose Bautista and Mark Trumbo signed new contracts with their former teams, meaning all 10 of this offseason's qualified free agents are off the board. Here's our free agent tracker. Now that all the qualified free agents are signed, the 2017 amateur draft order is more or..." January 21

  • Marlins nearing deal for Reds' Straily

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins are nearing a deal that would net them right-hander Dan Straily from the Reds in exchange for right-handed pitching prospects Luis Castillo and Austin Brice in addition to a third minor leaguer, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). If completed, the trade will..." January 19