Reds Rumors & News

  • Reds sign Josh Satin

    Hardball Talk "Josh Satin, who spent parts of the past four seasons in the majors with the Mets, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Reds. Satin played well for the Mets in 2013, hitting .279 with a .781 OPS in 75 games, but spent most of this season at Triple-A and struggled in a brief stay in the..." November 22

  • Report: Reds considering dealing high-priced veterans

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Reds are considering lowering their payroll by trading top position players, including slugging outfielder Jay Bruce, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The team has made no secret of its desire to give up one of its starting pitchers, including premier talents such as Johnny Cueto..." November 22

  • Jose Canseco’s Finger Falling Off Apparently Was Bad Prank

    NESN "Jose Canseco is a prankster. Just not a very good one, apparently. After shooting his middle finger off and having it reattached, the former MLB slugger said it fell off again during a poker tournament. He then expressed interest in selling the detached finger on eBay. It turns out the..." November 21

  • Reds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll

    Fox Sports "It’s public knowledge that the Reds are open to trading a starting pitcher. They need to be proactive, considering four of their starters – Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon – are entering their free-agent years. Such trades, however, are not the only ones the team is..." November 20

  • Reds will be alright in right if Bruce is alright

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a periodic series of looks at the Reds, position-by-position. Today we look at right field: Jay Bruce is going to be the right fielder -- barring a blockbuster trade that no one sees coming -- and if he's healthy, he's going to play 150-plus games. He was not healthy this..." November 20

  • Reds Release Carlos Marmol

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have released right-hander Carlos Marmol, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. Cincinnati signed Marmol to a minor league deal in May, though he was placed on the restricted list just a few weeks later after he left the team without permission. Paul Kinzer, Marmol’s agent, said his..." November 17

  • Better bullpen a high priority for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If there was one thing the Reds felt good about going into 2014, it was their bullpen. A highly paid, experienced unit, it was supposed to be a strength – not just Aroldis Chapman, but also Jonathan Broxton, Sam LeCure, J.J. Hoover, Manny Parra, Alfredo Simon and even the possibility of a..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Lotta talk about Reds SP, and other execs say it's legit: They're willing to discuss Mike Leake and Mat Latos. Johnny Cueto unlikely to go.

  • Don’t expect Johnny Cueto or Mat Latos to be traded this winter

    WEEI Boston "John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, in an interview on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show, said that while he can imagine a scenario in which Reds starters Johnny Cueto and/or Mat Latos are dealt prior to the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, he does not expect either pitcher to be dealt this coming..." November 09

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Jocketty confirmed that Aoki and Morse are the #Reds list of free agents. He prefers to fill add a bat thru free agency over trade.

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Latos exact quote: “I had stem cells put into my elbow to regrow some of the tissue in the cartilage missing” Sirius 209 XM 89

  • Reds' Walt Jocketty on roster moves: 'Housekeeping'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds officially announced several roster moves Thursday. None were unexpected. The club declined the options on Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan, outrighted Neftali Soto and Trevor Bell off the 40-man roster and exercised the $10 million option on Johnny Cueto. "Housekeeping," Reds general..." October 31

  • Reds decline options on Ryan Ludwick, Jack Hannahan

    Hardball Talk "Cincinnati picking up a $10 million option on Johnny Cueto for next season was a no-brainer decision and at the opposite end of the spectrum so are declining 2015 options on Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan. Ludwick gets a $4.5 million buyout instead of a $9 million option and Hannahan gets a $2..." October 30

  • Cueto’s option picked up "In moves that were of no surprise, has learned Tuesday that the Reds exercised the $10 million 2015 club option for ace starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and declined options for outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan." October 29

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Aroldis Chapman has jumped agencies to Relativity. He's eligible for free agency after 2016 and could smash closer-contract records.

  • Brayan Pena gets Rolex from Max Scherzer for Cy Young

    Detroit Free Press "Brayan Pena didn't think twice when Max Scherzer asked him for his address so he could send him something. Pena, who spent this past season catching and playing first base for the Cincinnati Reds, had enjoyed playing for the Detroit Tigers in 2013 and was glad to play a small role in helping..." October 28

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The expectation of sources is that Kevin Towers will soon be hired by the Reds, and work with his good friend Walt Jocketty.

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Who's on first? Reds hope Votto is

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a series of periodic looks at the Reds, position-by-position. Today we'll look at first base. Joey Votto is obviously the guy. He's going to play every day that he's healthy. And the Reds are convinced he's going to be healthy after missing most of this season with a strain..." October 09

  • Eddie Vedder: Put Pete Rose in Hall of Fame

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Count Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder among those insisting that Hit King Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame. Vedder is known to express his disgust with war during Pearl Jam concerts, but the only "injustice" he mentioned Wednesday night at U.S. Bank Arena was one involving..." October 02

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Cueto gets 20th win in Reds season finale victory over Pirates

    Red Reporter "The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Ladies and gentlemen, Johnny Cueto. The Reds' ace put an exclamation point on his stellar 2014 season by earning his twentieth win. He pitched eight innings, giving up one run and striking out seven. On the season, he has racked up 242..." September 29

  • Reds can't afford to keep Cueto and Latos

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In a season that was more sourness than light, there was everything to be said for a big crowd on the last day to nowhere. The Reds were never about playing out the string, even though the ball had long since unwound. Players like Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman had a lot to do with..." September 29

  • Santiago hits walk-off grand slam for Reds win over Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the end, it may have just been avoiding their 87 loss of the season, but the Reds — and especially Ramon Santiago — didn't see it that way. Santiago gave the Reds a 10-6 victory in 10 innings over the Pirates, who were still hoping to win the National League Central, with a walk-off grand..." September 28

  • Reds extend GM Walt Jocketty "The Reds extended general manager Walt Jocketty's contract through the 2016 season on Saturday, giving him a chance to try to dig the franchise out of a disappointing year. Jocketty was promoted to general manger in 2008. They reached the playoffs three times in four years under manager Dusty..." September 28

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Bryan Price wouldn’t count out Billy Hamilton for tomorrow, but did say it’s ‘unlikely’ he’d play. Also Mes to catch today, tomorrow

  • Pirates take advantage of Reds misplay, gain crucial victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Nearly a year after Johnny Cueto dropped the ball, Jay Bruce simply missed it. One reason the Cincinnati Reds are not playing meaningful baseball this fall is the poor performance of Bruce this season. Thought as of a core player for the Reds, Bruce has suffered through a dreadful season..." September 27

  • Devin Mesoraco: The next Johnny Bench?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Some might say that Devin Mesoraco wears his feelings on his sleeve and if he doesn't he certainly wears them on his chest. The red jersey Mesoraco wears under his Cincinnati Reds uniform every game says, "I Play to Win." That he does. And while the Reds haven't done a whole lot of it this..." September 26

  • Reds knock Brewers out of postseason

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The David Holmberg call-up in September has been more impressive than the version the Reds saw earlier this year. On Thursday, he continued to show why the Reds traded for him last offseason, holding the Brewers to two runs on three hits over six innings in the Reds' 5-3 victory, eliminating..." September 26

  • Brewers 5, Reds 0: Lohse stops the bleeding, for now

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers clinched at least a .500 season (yay!) behind a dominating performance from Kyle Lohse tonight. He allowed only 2 hits and no walks, throwing a 106 pitch shutout. And they managed to get Milwaukee 5 burgers for 5 bucks at George Webb's for the 3rd time in September." September 25

  • Billy Hamilton still feeling effects of concussion

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Billy Hamilton, wearing his sweatshirt's hood over his head, said Thursday morning he felt "the same" as he did Wednesday night when he suffered what the team called a "mild" concussion while robbing Ryan Braun of a home run. Hamilton was diagnosed with the concussion and will have to clear..." September 25

  • Billy Hamilton robs Ryan Braun of homer, leaves with concussion

    Hardball Talk "What a shame. Hamilton suffered what the Reds are calling a “mild concussion” and left the game following his great catch. ========== Billy Hamilton‘s Rookie of the Year case is built around his speed and defense, and the Reds center fielder just robbed Ryan Braun of a homer:" September 24

  • Reds' win over Brewers gives Cueto chance for 20 wins

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As Devin Mesoraco dressed and reporters waited to talk to him after the Reds' 3-1 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday, the Reds catcher and reporters were watching the highlights of Johnny Cueto's 19th victory. As the TV showed Ryan Braun grounding into a double play in the seventh inning,..." September 24

  • Votto takes fourth batting pratice, but return uncertain

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto has taken batting practice four straight days without any problem. That does not mean he will be activated. "I don't have any idea," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He's doing all the work. He ran the bases (Friday) and hit. But I'm not any closer to answering that question. I'm..." September 21

  • Cards hold off Reds for 2-1 win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Tha Cardinals won another tight affair Friday at Busch Stadium, beating the Cincinnati Reds 2-1. The victory featured a stout pitching performance by starter John Lackey. Skipped over for his last scheduled start, Lackey demonstrated he was back on track with 87 pitches in 7 2/3 innings. He..." September 20

  • Rookie Kyle Hendricks improves to 7-2; Cubs sweep Reds

    Chicago Sun-Times "As rookie Kyle Hendricks headed to the Cubs’ bullpen to warm up for his 12th big-league start Wednesday night, he looked back toward the scene behind home plate, where Class A pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng was being honored as the Cubs’ minor league pitcher of the year. A year ago to the week, that was..." September 18

  • 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

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