Reds Rumors & News

  • Villar, Lucroy pace Brewers past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It's been a good year for Jonathan Lucroy, but lately, his inability to drive in runs with runners at third and two outs had been bothering him. Lucroy put those concerns to rest over the weekend, driving in nine runs including three Sunday afternoon as the Milwaukee Brewers..." May 29

  • Reds' Alfredo Simon ejected for hitting Chase Anderson with pitch

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds starter Alfredo Simon was ejected in the fifth inning of Saturday's 7-6 win over Milwaukee after hitting Brewers starter Chase Anderson with a pitch. Plate umpire James Hoye immediately ejected Simon after he plunked Anderson on the left shoulder leading off the fifth." May 29

  • Michael Lorenzen's role is to be determined

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Michael Lorenzen is a step closer to returning to the big leagues, readying for his first game action since spring training when he pitches Tuesday in extended spring training in Arizona.​ Lorenzen (elbow, mononucleosis) pitched live batting practice Friday with good reports. The next step will..." May 29

  • Reds snap 11-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't the prettiest or most traditional method of winning a baseball game, but after dropping 11 in a row, the Cincinnati Reds aren't going to complain about style points after their 7-6 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon at Miller Park. For..." May 28

  • Five MLB players who could be traded before the end of June

    Sporting News "Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is Aug. 1 this year, pushed back a day because July 31 falls on a Sunday. The rumors will really begin in earnest as June comes to a close, and the actual trades will start to become a frequent reality in the final week or two of July. Don’t sleep on the..." May 28

  • Pete Rose: I'll stop gambling if that's what MLB wants

    The Score "Pete Rose is willing to stop gambling if it means MLB will recognize him for the Hall of Fame-level player he is. A week before he's set to be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame, the "Hit King" said he'll do whatever it takes to get back into baseball, according to Adam Flango from Cincinnati..." May 27

  • Kazmir, Dodgers complete sweep of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Cincinnati Reds cannot solve the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lately, they are having trouble against all other opponents, too. The Reds dropped their 10th consecutive game overall and their ninth straight to the Dodgers as Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep with a 3-1..." May 26

  • Dodgers' Bolsinger bounces back to beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Mike Bolsinger's first major league start of the season was followed by an immediate demotion to the minor leagues. His second outing might keep Bolsinger in the Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation for a while longer. The right-hander gave up just two runs in in 5 2/3 innings,..." May 25

  • Kershaw stops Reds for third shutout of season

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- One day after the Los Angeles Dodgers played a marathon, 17-inning game in San Diego, left-hander Clayton Kershaw made fast work of the Cincinnati Reds. The Los Angeles left-hander fired a two-hit shutout in the Dodgers' 1-0 win at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw (7-1) didn't..." May 24

  • Reds Acquire International Bonus Slots From Orioles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The signing slots acquired are worth around $700K, per Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com (Twitter link). That would appear to suggest that the Reds have added Baltimore’s first ($538,800) and fourth ($154,500) pool allocations. YESTERDAY: The Reds have picked up two international signing..." May 24

  • Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son is already pretty darn good at baseball

    Fox Sports "Before the Reds-Dodgers game on Monday, Cincinnati's second baseman Brandon Phillips brought his son to the field for some practice where he proved he has skills far beyond your average 2-year-old (video above.) With his dad pitching, the youngster Micah hit a live pitch past the mound and..." May 24

  • Ohlendorf avoids suspension after winning appeal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds relief pitcher Ross Ohlendorf won his appeal, confirmed by The Enquirer's Zach Buchanan after it was first reported by ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick via Twitter, and his three-game suspension and fine have been revoked. " May 23

  • Mariners rally to complete sweep of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Sunday morning brought bad news for the Seattle Mariners, who lost shortstop and leadoff batter Ketel Marte for at least a couple weeks with a sprained left thumb. But manager Scott Servais said his club has enough depth to overcome while Marte is out. "Every team has to deal..." May 22

  • Optimism for return of injured starters

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Optimism can be tough to find around the Reds these days, but manager Bryan Price is cautiously optimistic that several of his injured starting pitchers are on pace to return next month. Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) is scheduled to start his rehab assignment on Wednesday for..." May 22

  • Gutierrez, Hernandez lead Mariners past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- It's something Franklin Gutierrez said he's never experienced at the major league level and only once before in his professional career, where the impact of the bat striking the baseball simply isn't felt. "When you don't feel anything in the bat," Gutierrez said. "Yes, that's..." May 21

  • Brandon Phillips almost gives Juan Uribe a heart attack with phantom hidden-ball trick

    Deadspin "Major League Baseball is apparently all about fun and mischief tonight, as another NL second baseman tricked a baserunner with a deke. Daniel Murphy got Yoenis Cespedes with a fake throw earlier tonight, and Brandon Phillips caught Juan Uribe loafing off second base with his empty glove. Poor..." May 20

  • Tomlin (6-0) helps Indians sweep Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cleveland Indians' offensive barrage in this week's four-game interleague series with the Reds wasn't exclusive to position players. On Thursday night, right-hander Josh Tomlin got in the act with a single, double and sacrifice in his first three at-bats. Tomlin struck out..." May 19

  • Lindor homers in 12th to lift Indians past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Mike Clevinger needed two calls from Triple-A Columbus manager Chris Tremie to convince the right-hander he was headed to the big leagues. Then, prior to his major league debut on Wednesday night in Cincinnati, the 25-year old right-hander nearly went to warm up in the wrong..." May 19

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Indians blow out Reds, again

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The second game of the series looked a lot like the first game, which was good news for the Cleveland Indians and bad news for the Cincinnati Reds. Danny Salazar pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and the Indians' offense pummeled Cincinnati pitching for the second consecutive night..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Indians battle back to rout Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For the Cleveland Indians, who have played 13 one-run games this year, second most in the American League, this was a breath of fresh air. "It's nice to be able to spread a game out and be able to relax a little," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said after his team rolled to a..." May 16

  • What to do if your child was trolled by Joey Votto

    The Good Phight "The bald head. The sad, distant stare. The way he just stands there and draws a walk, as if he doesn't even care what's happening. Being Canadian. There are many reasons we assumed Joey Votto was a sociopath, and now we know for certain. It was a beautiful afternoon for baseball, you assured..." May 16

  • Suarez powers Reds past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- On Saturday night, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez was thrown out at home against the Philadelphia Phillies, turning what would have been the game-tying run into the game-ending out. A day later, he got a measure of revenge. Suarez's three-run home run..." May 15

  • Peraza up as Hamilton takes bereavement leave

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jose Peraza would rather the Cincinnati Reds called him up to the big leagues under different circumstances. The Reds only had an opening because center fielder Billy Hamilton took bereavement leave after the death of his 3-year-old nephew. But Hamilton will be gone at least three days and..." May 14

  • Phillies beat Reds, win 13th one-run game

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The jury is still out on whether or not the Philadelphia Phillies -- kings of the one-run victory -- are for real. But, in the meantime, they're taking care of the teams they're supposed to. After taking 2-of-3 from both Miami and Atlanta to finish a long road trip, the..." May 13

  • Ross Ohlendorf, Bryan Price suspended for Ohlendorf throwing at David Freese

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Right-handed reliever Ross Ohlendorf was suspended three games and Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was dinged one Friday after both were ejected in Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Both were also fined." May 13

  • Six batters get plunked as Pirates outslug Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- When the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates face each other, it is almost a foregone conclusion that batters will be hit and tempers will flare. Wednesday night's game produced yet another chapter in the National League Central rivalry. Pittsburgh homered four times,..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Reds lose Mesoraco for season before rainout

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Devin Mesoraco and the Cincinnati Reds were hoping for encouraging news Tuesday when the 27-year old catcher underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. Instead, they got the worst-case scenario. Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that Mesoraco has damage to both..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Reds' Devin Mesoraco: Undergoes surgery Tuesday, out six months

    CBS Sports "Mesoraco (shoulder) underwent surgery Tuesday and manager Bryan Price said that the damage was worse than initially thought, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He's expected to miss six months. This is disheartening news for the promising young catcher as Tuesday's..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Barnhart's homer helps Reds beat Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Tucker Barnhart hit a home run batting right-handed during Spring Training, the first of his professional career from the right side. On Monday night, the Cincinnati Reds catcher hit one that counted. Joey Votto tied the score with a solo homer in the sixth, Barnhart..." May 09

  • Reds pitching reinforcements coming in 2017

    Today's Knuckleball "The Cincinnati Reds have a pitching problem. Whether it’s the team’s tattered starting rotation or a history-making, MLB-worst bullpen, the Reds are defined by their futile arrangement of pitchers. And aside from recent injuries and setbacks to names like Raisel Iglesias, Homer Bailey and Anthony..." May 09

  • Brewers rally against Reds' bullpen to win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- When Cincinnati Reds starter John Lamb left Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a sprained thumb injury after throwing only 60 pitches, the Milwaukee Brewers figured they could rally against the Reds' beleagured bullpen. And, for the second straight day, they did just that...." May 08

  • Hill hits three homers to lead Brewers over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI – Aaron Hill's approach at the plate recently is to keep things simple. So, despite homering in his previous two at-bats Saturday, he wasn't about to change things up with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. "For me, I try to simplify it, see the ball up and put a good swing on..." May 08

  • Joey Votto following Bryce Harper’s advice to make baseball fun again

    Larry Brown Sports "When Bryce Harper said he wanted to make baseball fun again, his statement had far-reaching effects. In fact, Joey Votto says he has taken Harper’s advice. Votto homered in the first inning of the Reds’ victory over the Brewers on Friday and did a jump celebration with teammate Brandon..." May 08

  • Reds bullpen stops dubious streak in win vs. Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds' bullpen allowed at least one run in 23 straight games, a modern major-league record. That streak ended Friday night, just in time to help secure Tim Adleman's first career victory. Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer, Joey Votto added a solo shot and..." May 06

  • Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco to have surgery on torn labrum

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the team announced Friday. The Reds have not revealed a timeline for how long Mesoraco will be sidelined, but the injury-plagued catcher said he was uncertain whether he would play again..." May 06

  • Simon gives Reds distance in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The late innings and the Cincinnati Reds have been an adventure this season. A big early lead and Alfredo Simon's best start of the season helped calm the adventure Thursday night. Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips hit home runs to stake Cincinnati to a seven-run lead in the..." May 05

  • Reds hit four homers in win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The condition of Zack Cozart's surgically repaired right knee is a day-to-day proposition with recurring tendinitis being something he will have to deal with throughout the season. After missing two games due to soreness, Cozart had a really good day on Wednesday, as did his..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Samardzija, Giants top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Jeff Samardzija dominated Cincinnati Reds batters for much of his outing Tuesday night. However, it was his feat of strength in the eighth inning that both impressed and concerned San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. After striking out swinging on a slider to end the..." May 03

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    Rotoworld Baseball @Rotoworld_BB

    Reds call up John Lamb for Tuesday start https://t.co/hTpw5usmJ7

  • Giants top Reds in Cueto's return to Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto said he was distracted at times during Monday night's game while facing his former team in the ballpark in which he debuted. However, he pitched well enough. "It was a little different (facing) the team that saw me grow as a professional player," Cueto said through..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Bailey has been shut down from throwing a few days to let elbow calm down. Taking cautious approach after first setback #reds

  • Devin Mesoraco To DL With Torn Labrum In Left Shoulder

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced today that catcher Devin Mesoraco has suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He’ll go on the 15-day DL for now. It certainly seems likely that he’ll require an extended absence, though it remains to be seen whether surgery will be required. This injury constitutes the..." May 02