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  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Walker homers again as Mets sweep Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took three weeks, but the New York Mets are finally meeting preseason expectations. Unfortunately for the Cincinnati Reds, the same thing can be said about them. Neil Walker continued his torrid April by homering and finishing with two RBIs on Wednesday night as the Mets..." April 27

  • Mets storm past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Spokesperson Jay Horwitz stepped out of a back room inside the New York Mets clubhouse Tuesday night and delivered the news to the two dozen or so reporters milling about waiting to talk to Yoenis Cespedes. "He left," Horwitz said. Turns out Cespedes had nothing left to say..." April 26

  • Brandon Phillips hit by Noah Syndergaard pitch; X-rays negative

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was hit in the finger by a pitch from New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard and forced to exit the game Monday night. Phillips was nicked in the fourth inning of the Reds' 5-3 loss. He fell to his knees on the grass down the third-base line, was..." April 26

  • Walker's latest home run keeps Mets rolling

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy left some big shoes to fill for his replacement at second base by hitting seven homers in 14 postseason games as the New York Mets reached the World Series last fall. But as Neil Walker has learned, hitting eight homers in his first 18 regular season games is a..." April 25

  • Cubs dominate Reds again

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Tommy La Stella has appeared in only nine games this season. But, manager Joe Maddon appreciates how he comes to the ballpark every day ready to play. "He understands his role perfectly," Maddon said. "Some guys get annoyed (over lack of playing time). He never gets..." April 24

  • Reds break out of scoring drought, rout Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds were no-hit by Jake Arrieta on Thursday and had only five hits against Jon Lester the following day. But one powerful swing by Eugenio Suarez on Saturday night woke the Reds' offense from its slumber. Suarez and Adam Duvall each hit three-run home runs as..." April 23

  • Cubs stay hot, bury Reds 8-1

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't a big fan of taking batting practice on the field on a daily basis. Despite having a lot of guys off to slow starts, it's been at least three games since the Cubs have taken BP. Based on their performance in the first two contests in..." April 22

  • Hamilton paying painful price for superb catch

    MLB.com "Remember that beautiful leaping catch at the wall center fielder Billy Hamilton made last Friday at St. Louis to rob Matt Carpenter of a home run? Nearly a week later, it appears that the play came with a price. Hamilton was out of the lineup in the Reds' 16-0 loss to the Cubs on Thursday with..." April 22

  • Cubs' Arrieta no-hits Reds in 16-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- On this date three years ago, Jake Arrieta, then a member of the Baltimore Orioles, was sent to the minor leagues after allowing five runs and walking five in four innings to raise his ERA to 6.63. However, the right-hander's confidence never wavered. "Regardless of how long it..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Stephenson, Phillips lead Reds to 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Robert Stephenson learned Monday night that he was being pressed into service when scheduled starter Alfredo Simon couldn't go because of biceps tendinitis. "I had plenty of time to prepare," he said. "I took it like a regular start." Stephenson calmly gathered his things..." April 19

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    Cincinnati Reds @Reds

    RHP Alfredo Simon, tonight’s scheduled starter, has right biceps tendinitis but is expected to make his next start.

  • Orioles, Tigers, Reds among teams interested in free agent Kyle Lohse

    MLB Daily Dish "The Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Cincinnati Reds have all been tied to recent rumors involving free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. According to a report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, at least the Orioles are believed to have already made an offer. Lohse spent last season with the..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • DeSclafani pain free as he nears return for Cincinnati Reds

    Dayton Daily News "A Cincinnati Reds pitching staff in desperate need of help might get a boost soon with the return of Anthony DeSclafani, who threw 40 pitches of live batting practice on his 25th birthday Monday at Great American Ball Park. “I felt good,” he said. “I was mixing it up. I was happy with the way..." April 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Tigers, orioles, reds among teams showing interest in kyle lohse. Looking for "right fit." at least o's made offer.

  • Fryer leads Cardinals past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a day where the St. Louis Cardinals honored catcher Yadier Molina for winning his eighth Gold Glove, Molina's rarely-used backup stole the show. Eric Fryer went 3-for-3 with a walk and knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth Sunday as he led St. Louis to a..." April 17

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds lineup pic.twitter.com/ctsfcvVv9s

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • SS Zack Cozart scheduled to return to action Friday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds shortstop Zack Cozart believes the key to staying on the field with the tightness he experienced in his quadriceps earlier this week is staying loose. That’s easier said than done this week in Chicago for two reasons. It’s April in Chicago. The game-time temperatures in the first..." April 15

  • Hammel, Cubs stymie Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jason Hammel notched his first win of the season with a strong outing and added a run-scoring double as four Chicago Cubs pitchers combined to shut down the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. "(Hammel) pitched out of some moments there and did really well, and the bullpen was..." April 15

  • Fast start propels Cubs past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- John Lackey said he didn't mind the wait as his teammates piled up five runs in a decisive, if lengthy first inning on Wednesday. "You're not going to hear me complaining about hanging out and watching guys score runs," the Cubs right-hander said following a 9-2 victory over the..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Cubs rally past Reds to win home opener

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Addison Russell may not be much of a home run hitter, but there is something about Opening Night that calls for the dramatic. The second-year Cubs shortstop clubbed a three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Chicago to a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday in the..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Bruce's RBI triple leads Reds to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The caveat, of course, is that the season is barely a week old. But, someone forgot to tell the Cincinnati Reds that this is going to be a rebuilding year. "We believe in 'You never know,'" said right fielder Jay Bruce. "It's the first six games of the year. It's not make or..." April 10

  • Reds righty Iglesias overcomes cold, beats Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Raisel Iglesias overcame a lot while earning his first victory of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Cuban-born right-hander had to deal with wind chills in the 20s and plenty of pressure applied by Pittsburgh Pirates batters. Iglesias pitched in and out of trouble..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Marte grand slam propels Pirates past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't have a home run through the first three games this season. The first one came when they needed it most. With the bases loaded and facing a three-run deficit in the eighth inning on Friday night, Starling Marte hit his first career grand slam off..." April 08

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    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    FRIDAY’S #REDS LINEUP VS. PITTSBURGH https://t.co/a8gj6zqbWA pic.twitter.com/RHjiJJHKGN

  • Schebler delivers late as Reds top Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler struck out in his first three at-bats on Wednesday night. But, Jay Bruce had a premonition for his corner outfield mate. "He kept telling me the whole game that it was going to come down to me," Schebler said. "That's just how this game works. You struggle the..." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • Five-run eighth carries Reds past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Zack Cozart hadn't played in a regular-season game since last June, so he wasn't quite sure what to expect when he took the field Monday afternoon. "It had been so long since I played in a game like this," the Cincinnati Reds shortstop said. "Getting that first hit calmed me..." April 04

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Reds place RHP Homer Bailey on 15-day DL, retro to 3/25; recall RHP Robert Stephenson from Triple-A Louisville.

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

  • The Reds just placed an entire starting rotation on the DL to start 2016

    CBS Sports "The Reds committed to a rebuild last season, most notably trading away Johnny Cueto at the deadline and Todd Frazier in the offseason. Our SportsLine projections have Cincinnati winning only 67 games in 2016. Losing is part of rebuilding, unfortunately. To make matters worse, the Reds will have..." April 04

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    Zach Buchanan @ZachENQ

    Dan Straily will be in the pen. Steve Delabar in Triple-A

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    Zach Buchanan @ZachENQ

    Bryan Price said he had no reason to believe Anthony DeSclafani won't be ready by April 10

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    No #reds lineup for Monday revealed yet. However Price said Duvall will start in LF

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #reds have claimed pitcher Dan Straily on waivers

  • Reds Waive Jake Cave

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have placed outfielder Jake Cave on waivers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports (via Twitter). As a Rule 5 pick, Cave will be offered back to the Yankees for $25K if another team doesn’t claim him. Any club that does claim Cave would have to keep him on its 25-man..." March 31

  • Billy Hamilton to open season at bottom of Reds' lineup

    The Score "Billy Hamilton, the speedy center fielder who spent much of the last two years leading off for the Cincinnati Reds, will open the 2016 campaign hitting at the bottom of the batting order, manager Bryan Price said Thursday. Hamilton, who ranks second in the majors with 113 stolen bases since..." March 31