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
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
MLB.com "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
RHP Dylan Axelrod (#40) promoted to Reds, Homer Bailey to DL, Joey Votto transferred to 60-day DL.
MLB.com "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
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
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
Frazier out of lineup because of lower back soreness. Did it swinging on 2nd AB last night. Feels worse today #reds
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
CBSSports.com "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ESPN.com "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
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
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
Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.
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
Bryan Price said Tony Cingrani has restarted his throwing program #Reds
Cincinnati Enquirer "As poorly as the Reds have played since the All-Star break – and make no mistake, it's been poor – it's important to note that after Sunday's 7-3 victory over the Marlins, the Reds are just 4 1/2 games back in the National League Central. The Reds are still in fourth place in the clustered NL..." August 04
Cincinnati Enquirer "Among the many questions tweeted my way Thursday after the non-waiver trade deadline passed was this one, which I consider most salient for this season: "Do the Reds have a puncher's chance of winning the Central?" The boxing analogy doesn't really fit. There's nothing any baseball team can..." August 03
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On hand to bless the pups during a Bark at the Park event in 2004, Father Joe Spina of the St. Francis Friary in Oakland Park received a request from former manager Jack McKeon. His team in a bit of an offensive dry spell, McKeon before the game asked Spina to intercede at the bat rack. They..." August 03
Source: LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith opts out of minor league deal with #Reds.
Jake Elmore has been claimed off waivers by the Reds.
CBSSports.com "During the eighth inning of Thursday night's Reds-Marlins game (CIN 3, MIA 1), Todd Frazier flew into what was initially called an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded and one out. Giancarlo Stanton caught the soft line drive in right and fired home to get Zack Cozart, who tagged up..." August 01
Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds played in Miami, but they won in New York. The replay officials there ruled Zack Cozart safe with the tying run in the eighth inning, and Ryan Ludwick followed with a two-run single to give the Reds a 3-1 victory over the Marlins on Thursday. After being thrown out at the plate..." August 01
CBSSports.com "The Royals, Giants and Mariners, and to a lesser degree the Reds and Indians, are in on Ranger outfielder Alex Rios, one of the better hitters on the market. The Yankees do not seem to be heavily involved at this point." July 31
Cincinnati Enquirer "The way Mike Leake pitched Tuesday night, the Reds could have gotten by on the 1.7 runs they've been averaging since the All-Star break. But compared to that, they absolutely exploded offensively in a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks before a crowd of 33,153 at Great American Ball..." July 30
#Reds announce Bruce's grandfather died. Jay will return Friday.
MLB.com "Aroldis Chapman threatened his own record for fastest Major League pitch ever recorded -- 105.1 mph against the Padres on Sept. 24, 2010 -- in Monday night's 2-1, 15-inning loss to the D-backs at Great American Ball Park. The flame-throwing closer came on to pitch the ninth inning with the game..." July 29
The @Reds activate INF Jack Hannahan from 60-day DL; option RHP Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville.
Cincinnati Enquirer "What's the thing where the Reds play nine innings and score more runs than the other team? Oh, right, a win. For the first time in nearly two weeks, the Reds won a baseball game, beating the Nationals 1-0 at Great American Ball Park in front of 32,999 people. After the game, Reds manager..." July 27
CSN Washington "Tanner Roark won the final spot in Washington's rotation during spring training. Halfway through the season, he's the Nationals' top winner. Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings on Friday night, and Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, leading the..." July 26
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As quickly as things can fall apart for a major-league team, they can come back together. That's the way baseball is. Of course, the baseball gods tend to help those who help themselves, which the Milwaukee Brewers did Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park by taking a 5-1 victory over the..." July 24
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers used the long ball to maximum effect Tuesday night. They hit a season-high four home runs — all solo shots — with Jonathan Lucroy accounting for a pair. It was his second that powered the Brewers to a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. The..." July 23
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After seeing seemingly every break go against them over the course of the past few weeks, things evened out a little bit for the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Three defensive miscues by the Cincinnati Reds paved the way to an early lead, and the Milwaukee Brewers held it the rest of the..." July 22
CSN Philly "The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only..." July 21
New York Post "For two days in their post All-Star Game, playoffs-hopeful world, the Yankees began talking about injuries and how 80 percent of their starting rotation at the beginning of the season was now on a first-name basis with assorted surgeons and physical therapists. But after each game, they ended..." July 20