Reds Rumors & News

  • Votto believes he could win HR Derby: 'Think of me as the Canadian Ichiro'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If asked, Joey Votto would consider participating in the Home Run Derby at next month’s All-Star Game, but he hasn’t been asked. Votto, who entered Thursday tied for second in the National League in home runs with 20, has never participated in the derby. He nearly did it in 2010, he said, but..." June 22

  • Cozart, Arroyo to DL; Reds recall Winker

    MLB.com "The Reds announced on Monday that they have placed on the 10-day disabled list veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo and shortstop Zack Cozart, summoning prospects Jesse Winker and Ariel Hernandez to Cincinnati in their stead. Arroyo's trip to the DL is due to shoulder troubles, while Cozart will rest..." June 19

  • Reds legend Pete Rose unveils fitting statue of himself at Great American Ball Park

    CBS Sports "On Saturday, the Reds unveiled a statue of franchise Hall of Famer, all-time MLB hits leader, and Cincy native Pete Rose. Rose himself was on hand to make the big reveal. And here's a closer look at bronzed Pete Rose forever diving hellbent into the bag (third base,..." June 18

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Cincinnati Reds lose game and Amir Garrett, but avoid worse fate

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Just about everyone involved feared the worst when Austin Barnes ripped a line drive up the middle that hit left-hander Amir Garrett in his left hand. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price couldn’t see where Garrett had been hit, and saw only the 6-foot-6 rookie falling to the ground and flopping..." June 10

  • Reds sign Jose Israel Garcia

    Hardball Talk "The Reds officially signed Cuban shortstop Jose Israel Garcia on Saturday, per a team announcement. The deal was reported by Baseball America’s Ben Badler on Tuesday and confirmed by the club after Garcia passed his physical on Thursday, but had yet to receive clearance from MLB. Garcia received a..." June 10

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Reds To Sign Cuban Shortstop Jose Israel Garcia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have agreed to a contract with 19-year-old shortstop Jose Israel Garcia, reports Baseball America’s Ben Badler. The Cuban native, who is subject to international bonus pools due to both his age and lack of professional experience, will receive a bonus of roughly $5MM on his minor league..." June 07

  • Reds’ Scooter Gennett becomes 17th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in single game

    Washington Post "Scooter Gennett entered Tuesday night with just 38 home runs in 1,637 major league at-bats spread over five seasons. The 5-10, 185-pound utility man, who was picked up by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers just before the season began, was also riding a 1-for-20 streak at the plate. So naturally..." June 07

  • Reds reinstate Amir Garrett from DL and option Jackson Stephens

    Fanrag Sports "The Cincinnati Reds have reinstated left-handed starting pitcher Amir Garrett from the 10-day disabled list and have optioned right-hander Jackson Stephens to Triple-A Louisville, according to MLB Roster Moves. Garrett will start for the Reds against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The..." June 04

  • Scooter Gennett: I didn’t ask for No. 4

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For nearly all of spring training, the Cincinnati Reds left Brandon Phillips’ No. 4 unclaimed. Even as the Reds prepped to head north from Arizona, they had not issued No. 4 to a player projected to make the team and move up from a non-roster number north of 60. Even Jay Bruce’s No. 32 was..." June 03

  • Ex-Reds 2B Brandon Phillips shocked 'somebody is wearing my No. 4'

    ESPN "Brandon Phillips, now with the Atlanta Braves after spending 11 seasons in Cincinnati, said Friday that he feels slighted the Reds issued his former No. 4 jersey to another player. "I still can't believe somebody is wearing my No. 4," Phillips told Cincinnati reporters. "That's kind of a slap..." June 03

  • Don’t rush to judgment on trades, just look at the Reds

    Fox Sports "As the trade season nears, it’s worth noting that deals only can be judged over time. Case in point: The Cincinnati Reds. Few in the industry applauded Walt Jocketty for a series of trades he made toward the end of his tenure as general manager. A number of those moves, however, now look..." June 01

  • Reds acquire Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "The Reds acquired utilityman Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. This is the second time that the Dodgers have traded Sweeney. The club sent him to the Phillies along with John Richy in August 2015..." May 28

  • Reds’ Joey Votto shuts down heckler with “I remember when you used to be thin”

    The Comeback "Professional athletes often face hecklers, but few have as good of a response as Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto did Monday night in Cleveland against the Indians. While Votto was in the on-deck circle, a nearby fan yelled at him “I remember when you used to be good,” and he shot back..." May 24

  • 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

    MLB.com "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

    MLB.com "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