Reds Rumors & News

  • Reds probably can’t afford Cuban outfielder Luis Robert

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Nineteen-year-old Cuban outfielder Luis Robert will be eligible to sign with a team Saturday, but the Cincinnati Reds are unlikely to win the bidding. Robert could be the last bank-breaking talent to come out of Cuba, and the asking price likely has already left the Reds’ comfort zone. “We’ve..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Schwarber's blast helps Cubs top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It was not a night for the timid with summer conditions and winds howling out of Wrigley Field on Tuesday. "It was a terrible night to pitch," Chicago Cubs starter John Lackey said. "The wind was blowing out like 100 miles-per-hour and it was hot. ... It was a tough place to pitch..." May 17

  • Cozart out of the lineup with wrist soreness "Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was not in the lineup against the Giants for the second straight game Sunday because of soreness in his left wrist, manager Bryan Price said. "He's had this before. I think we're all in agreement that it's not going to get better if he's taking four or five at-bats,"..." May 14

  • Posey homer gives Giants win vs. Reds in 17th

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- It took them two days to do it, but the San Francisco Giants finally have a win over the Cincinnati Reds this season. Buster Posey hit a one-out home run in the bottom of the 17th inning, delivering the Giants a walk-off, 3-2 victory over the Reds in a game that started..." May 13

  • Moore, Giants shut down Reds

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- While his teammates were grinding out a 17-inning win in a game that spilled over from Friday night to Saturday morning, San Francisco Giants left-hander Matt Moore was relaxing on the couch. Until he fell asleep, that is. The extra rest paid dividends the next..." May 13

  • Reds beat Giants, again

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Close game or blowout, it makes no difference. The Cincinnati Reds own the San Francisco Giants. Zack Cozart's second double of the game scored Scooter Gennett with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning Thursday night as the Reds continued their dominance over the..." May 12

  • The Reds are surprise contenders early this MLB season, here's how they're doing it

    CBS Sports "Yeah, it's still relatively early, but the Cincinnati Reds qualify as one of the pleasant surprises of the 2017 season to date. At present, they're 18-15 and only one game behind the first-place Cardinals in the NL Central. At one point, the Reds were five games over .500, which is the first time..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Yankees defeat Reds for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees went to bed Monday morning in Cincinnati around the time the sun was coming up. But in keeping with the old baseball adage that good hitters can roll out of bed and start swinging the bat, the Yankees did just that. Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered,..." May 09

  • Votto guides Reds past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees lived up to their "Bronx Bombers" moniker on Monday in the opening game in Cincinnati, homering twice and scoring 10 runs. But, the Reds responded with a little small-ball to earn a split in the series. Joey Votto's two-run single highlighted a five-run..." May 09

  • Feldman shuts out Giants as Reds complete sweep

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- In most instances, the decision for Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price would have been easy. With a four-run lead, a reliever warming and starter Scott Feldman having thrown 106 pitches over eight shutout innings on Sunday afternoon, Price was about to call the bullpen. But,..." May 07

  • Reds rough up Giants in 13-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati second baseman Jose Peraza is in one of those grooves where seemingly everything he hits finds a hole. That was the case for nearly all the Reds' hitters on Friday night. Peraza went 3-for-4 with a triple and a career-high four RBIs to extend his career-high hitting..." May 06

  • An Arroyo homers off another Arroyo, and that's not even the weirdest part

    CBS Sports "Friday night at the Great American Ball Park, the Cincinnati Reds opened a series with the visiting San Francisco Giants. Both clubs are off to tough starts to 2017. The Reds are rebuilding, and a slow start isn't surprising. The Giants though? They were very much expected to be in the race...." May 06

  • Duvall, Suarez power Reds to another rout of Giants

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price tweaked his batting order at the end of April. Since then, the Reds have won six of seven and averaged more than seven runs per game. "The great thing about baseball is it's filled with a lot of anomalies," Price said. "It's way more..." May 06

  • Reds' Billy Hamilton agrees to race fastest NFL draft pick, Bengals' John Ross

    CBS Sports "If you follow baseball and football, then you were probably amused when the Cincinnati Bengals drafted former Washington receiver John Ross, who set a new combine record by running a 4.22 40-yard dash . That's because Ross' selection meant Cincinnati was home to the fastest NFL player in addition..." May 05

  • Votto, Duvall help Reds continue mastery over Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Slowly but surely, the Cincinnati Reds are moving from rebuilding mode into winning mode. There is plenty of work to be done, but after taking three of four from the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Reds are back to .500 and looking to build some momentum. "Winning is fun," said center..." May 04

  • Joey Votto wore high-cuff pants to help umpire see strike zone?

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went with the high-cuff look for his pants during Wednesday night’s game, but was he doing more than just making a fashion statement? According to one Twitter user who was watching the game, the broadcasters on Fox Sports Net Ohio claimed at one point..." May 04

  • Reds' Davis gets first major-league win vs. Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Rookie Davis has been working to refine his mechanics, in particular the slider. But a mental adjustment he made after allowing seven earned runs in two innings at Milwaukee last week was the biggest difference. "Just simplifying the game as much as possible," Davis said. "Take..." May 03

  • Hamilton delivers double in 10th to lift Reds past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said it is important to see how his young players, in particular the pitchers, handle adversity. Last week's four-game losing streak included a start from rookie Amir Garrett in which he allowed nine earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. Since then, both..." May 02

  • Glasnow recovers to help Pirates rout Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Rookie right-hander Tyler Glasnow has endured a few rough first innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but Monday night was rougher than most. Two walks, a home run and three-run deficit after only three batters. "I guess I've had a lot of practice with it," Glasnow said. "I..." May 02

  • Tony Cingrani close to throwing again

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani should begin a throwing program in the next few days as he works to return from a strained oblique, manager Bryan Price said ahead of Monday’s series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds had hoped that Cingrani would be able to begin throwing..." May 01

  • Votto caps Reds' comeback win vs. Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Facing a bases-loaded situation in the eighth inning of a tie game, managers would not prefer many hitters other than Joey Votto to be at the plate. "We had to get to that point first," Cincinnati Reds skipper Bryan Price said. The Reds did that by rallying from a four-run..." April 30

  • Cardinals climb over .500 by beating Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn thought he was leaving a bases-loaded mess for a reliever to inherit after walking Devin Mesoraco with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. Yadier Molina had other ideas. The St. Louis Cardinals' catcher ended the rally in stunning fashion with a pickoff of..." April 29

  • Reds activate former All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco from DL

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Reds activated former All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day disabled list Thursday. The Reds demoted reliever Barrett Astin to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move, reducing the team's bullpen to seven pitchers. Mesoraco, who as an All-Star in 2014 when he hit..." April 27

  • Thames' latest home run highlights Brewers rout of Red

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers were in control. Hernan Perez hit two triples and a home run while Zach Davies was rolling. The only thing missing was another home run by Eric Thames. Thames came..." April 26

  • Brewers jump on Reds early in 9-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Wily Peralta certainly didn't have his best stuff, but the Milwaukee Brewers' offense more than made up for it in a 9-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. Peralta gave up four solo home runs, including a pair to right fielder Scott Schebler, but..." April 26

  • Thames' two homers help Brewers top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It is only late April and the Cincinnati Reds are likely already sick of having to face Eric Thames. The Brewers first baseman continued his torrid start to the season by blasting a pair of home runs and driving in three, leading Milwaukee to an 11-7 victory over the Reds on..." April 25

  • Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

    The Comeback "Eric Thames keeps destroying baseballs, and keeps being an amazing story. After struggling in two major-league seasons, Thames starred in the Korean Baseball Organization for three years, and was given another MLB opportunity. The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 30-year-old to a three-year, $16..." April 25

  • Kivlehan makes most of opportunity as Reds top Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Patrick Kivlehan made the most of a surprise start. The Cincinnati outfielder, who didn't know he was starting until less than two hours before the first pitch, drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double. Scott Schebler also homered and drove in two runs and Bronson Arroyo..." April 23

  • Cubs rally past Reds with Rizzo's HR, Bryant's sac fly

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs still are seeking an identity for this year's team, aside from being defending World Series champions. If the last three games are any indication, perhaps this club's moniker could be "Comeback Kids". "We feel like we can score at any time," Cubs first baseman..." April 22

  • Contreras slam leads HR barrage, Cubs bury Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Resulting from adjustments he made over the winter, Jason Heyward's swing is edging closer to the 2012 version when he produced career highs in home runs and RBIs with Atlanta. With Heyward producing in the lower half of the lineup, the Chicago Cubs' offense has boundless potential...." April 22

  • Hardy's RBI single in 10th lifts Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Baltimore Orioles won six of nine games on the road trip. But it was the final two victories which provided reasons for optimism. Solid starting pitching, lock-down bullpen work, and timely hitting helped the O's take two of three from red-hot Cincinnati. "It's the..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Mesoraco nearing return to lineup "The final goal of Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco's rehab assignment at Double-A Pensacola was achieved on Tuesday night. Mesoraco successfully caught nine innings in back-to-back games. Following his day off on Wednesday, the Reds could make a decision on whether or not Mesoraco should be..." April 20

  • Jimenez powers Orioles past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Ubaldo Jimenez threw nearly 200 combined pitches to get through his first two starts of the season. He needed only 11 pitches to get through the first inning Wednesday night, setting the tone for his best outing of the season. Jimenez pitched 7 2/3 innings and Jonathan..." April 19

  • Bronson Arroyo won a game for the first time in nearly three years

    Hardball Talk "Reds starter Bronson Arroyo entered Tuesday night’s start against the Orioles not having won a game since June 15, 2014. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery, causing him to miss all of 2015. He battled more elbow soreness in ’16, but was able to latch on for a second stint with the Reds..." April 19

  • Duvall, Reds slam Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Bronson Arroyo gets winded earlier as his body adjusts after more than two years away from a major league mound. He can't throw as hard, and 80 pitches often feels like 100. But, even at 40 years old, Arroyo remains a crafty veteran who is able to figure out how to get more from..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Brandon Finnegan leaves start with left lat strain

    Hardball Talk "Reds’ left-hander Brandon Finnegan exited his third start with a left lat strain, the team announced on Saturday. Finnegan lasted one inning against the Brewers, issuing one hit, two walks and two runs before he was pulled for right-hander Robert Stephenson in the second. No timetable for..." April 16

  • Brewers use home run barrage to beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames is just trying to keep things simple at the plate, but right now that approach is producing extraordinary results. On Sunday, Thames went deep for the fifth time in four games, surprising even himself. "I was like, 'Did I just hit..." April 16

  • Thames, Pina help Brewers hammer Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- After playing three seasons in Korea, Milwaukee first baseman Eric Thames is impressed by how hard many young major league pitchers are throwing these days. "Whatever they're feeding these kids," Thames said. "they're are all throwing 95-plus." Cincinnati's bullpen has..." April 15

  • Gennett, Schebler power Reds past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scooter Gennett spent his first four big-league seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, so when he delivered an RBI double in the seventh inning on Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds left fielder got an earful from his former teammates. "Some words I can't repeat," Gennett said,..." April 15

  • Braun, Nelson help Brewers beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run, Eric Thames added a solo shot, and Jimmy Nelson allowed one run and five hits through seven innings, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball..." April 13

  • Gennett powers Reds over Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- On March 28, Scooter Gennett was placed on waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers and claimed by his hometown team. Two weeks later, he bashed a three-run homer to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Tuesday. It was his third home run of the young season...." April 12

  • Reds complete 3-game sweep of Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It took until the fifth inning for the Cincinnati Reds to finally get to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday; but, when they did, they broke through in a big way. The Reds scored four runs in the fifth and added four in the seventh on the way to a 9-2 rout of the Pirates,..." April 12

  • Joey Votto Swinging At Unusually High Rate Of Pitches

    Real GM Baseball "Joey Votto is one of baseball's most patient hitters, but the Cincinnati Reds star has been swinging at a very high rate of pitches to begin the 2017 season. Over the first week of the season, Votto has a 90.2% zone-swing rate. His career mark is just 68.5%. Votto may be swinging more often..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • The Athletics and Reds are steering clear of traditional bullpen roles this season

    CBS Sports "Over the last 30 years or so, MLB bullpen usage has evolved (devolved?) into relievers having clearly defined roles. The closer pitches the ninth inning. The setup guy pitches the eighth inning. The left-on-left matchup guy is saved for a specific hitter or two in the opposing lineup. The long man..." April 11