Reds Rumors & News

  • Cueto still expected to make Opening Day start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto was expected to return to Reds camp Wednesday. Cueto returned home to the Dominican Republic to attend to a personal matter last week. "My understanding is he'll be here at some point in time (Wednesday)," Price said. "We Facetime'd him when he was way. He said he was able to do..." March 26

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    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Reds manager Bryan Price says there is time for Johnny Cueto to return and get 2 starts & be ready for Opening Day start.

  • Votto, Phillips: Same team, different approaches

    USA Today "The debate still rages and plays out every day for the Cincinnati Reds, inviting intrigue, discussion and even divisions within their own organization. From the corner of power and patience: First baseman Joey Votto's hitting philosophy. From the corner of opportunity and aggression: Second..." March 24

  • Pete Rose's investigator: Never let him back in baseball

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Pete Rose is a lot of things to a lot of people. Charming anti-hero. Pariah who doesn't deserve to be. A guy who deserves another chance. A symbol of the way baseball used to be and should still be played. A traitor to the game. A gambling addict whose sickness cost him his life. Lost soul...." March 23

  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto expected back in camp next week

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday he expects starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to be back in camp next week, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto left the team Friday to attend to a family matter in the Dominican Republic. "We did some Facetiming with him [Friday] from the hospital," Price said,..." March 22

  • Bailey will be pitching in minors (on rehab)

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Homer Bailey will pitch in a minor league game on Sunday. There's a chance he won't pitch in a big league game until the regular season. That has nothing to do with Bailey's recovery from offseason elbow surgery. It has to do with the rules. The Reds would like to put Bailey on the disabled..." March 19

  • Raisel Iglesias and Jason Marquis are in the Reds’ rotation, Paul Maholm is out

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week the Reds announced that they’re shifting Tony Cingrani to the bullpen–against the left-hander’s wishes–and today they announced that both Raisel Iglesias and Jason Marquis will have spots in the Opening Day rotation. Iglesias was signed out of Cuba for $27 million last year,..." March 18

  • Head of MLBPA Tony Clark wants to see Pete Rose reinstated

    The Score "Union leader Tony Clark says it's time to forgive Pete Rose. Unfortunately for Rose, it isn't Clark's decision to make. Clark, the executive director of the players' association, said Tuesday that he'd like to see commissioner Rob Manfred lift the lifetime ban that's kept Rose out of..." March 17

  • Improving chances for Jason Marquis? "Tony Cingrani was supposed to start Monday's Cactus League game against the Giants in his continued bid for one of the three spots available in the Reds' rotation. But the left-hander was pushed back to a relief appearance on Tuesday against the Indians, while righty Raisel Iglesias got the nod..." March 17

  • Pete Rose Formally Requested Reinstatement, According To New Commissioner

    NESN "Pete Rose wants back into organized baseball at the highest level. Major League Baseball’s all-time hit king has made a formal request to be reinstated, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred revealed Monday, according to Rose, of course, is serving a lifetime ban for betting on..." March 16

  • Reds to make Raisel Iglesias a starter, Tony Cingrani a reliever

    Red Reporter "John Fay of the The Enquirer dropped a tantalizing pitching nugget from Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price this morning just minutes after the club made another round of cuts, both of which were very clear signals of the overall direction of the team's pitching depth. Fay revealed that the..." March 16

  • 11d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cingrani is going to the bullpen; #Reds will stretch out Iglesias to start. Probably biggest news of spring so far from camp.

  • 12d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Bourgeois has a fracture in the left shoulder. He’ll miss 4 to 6 weeks. #reds

  • Mattingly: 'We'll keep an eye on it' after Chapman throws behind Turner "Late Friday night, in an otherwise nondescript Cactus League game, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch behind the knees of Dodgers infielder Justin Turner. Turner looked out to the mound with a puzzled look on his face after the pitch, then the at-bat continued without incident. Chapman..." March 15

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Bailey threw about 30-31 pitches to hitters in live BP. "It went fine," he said. Will have a story later. #reds

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Healthy Bruce could give Reds big boost "Jay Bruce's knee had more to do with his struggles at the plate last season than the myriad of defensive shifts thrown his way. No doubt, the 2014 season was one to forget for the 28-year-old Cincinnati Reds right fielder. Bruce played in just 137 games. He missed two weeks in May following..." March 13

  • Devin Mesoraco cleared for baseball activities Wednesday following “minor” concussion

    Hardball Talk "Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was diagnosed with a “minor” concussion after taking a foul tip off his mask Saturday in a Cactus League game. It’s always odd when a team labels any brain injury as “minor,” but this one does seem to be on the less-severe side." March 12

  • Police: Reds Prospect Threw Rock At Girlfriend, Knocked Her Out "Arizona police say Cincinnati Reds third base prospect Tanner Rahier argued with a bartender at a Glendale restaurant early Saturday morning, argued with his girlfriend outside the restaurant, and threw a rock at her head, knocking her unconscious. Rahier was charged with aggravated assault..." March 10

  • Reds' Devin Mesoraco out following a concussion

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Devin Mesoraco spent 20 minutes on a stationary bike on Monday and his workout was done. That's not the best way to prepare for the upcoming season, but after suffering a concussion in Saturday's exhibition game against the Royals, that's what he could do. "It's tough for me to sit around and..." March 09

  • Bailey pleased with progress after latest bullpen session "Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey was on a mound for the fourth time on Sunday morning in his latest bullpen session. What made this outing important for Bailey was it was the first time he threw pitches other than fastballs and he also worked from the stretch. Overall, 49 pitches were thrown..." March 08

  • 19d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Hamilton has a sore right shoulder from running into the fence vs. Cubs on Friday. Doesn't expect to miss much time. #reds

  • 19d
    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds Todd Frazier says he had back spasms, replaced in today’s lineup by Chris Dominguez

  • 21d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    We might see a Chris Carpenter in affiliated ball again in 2015. #Reds sign 29-year-old version after he spent 2014 in Japan #TransactionsBA

  • Joey Votto to miss the beginning of Cactus League games

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds will start their 2015 Cactus League season without Joey Votto in the starting lineup. Newcomer Josh Satin will start at first base, hitting ninth, instead of Votto, who missed 100 games a year ago with a knee injury. Votto is not up to "game speed" yet, Reds manager Bryan Price said..." March 02

  • 26d
    Joel Luckhaupt @jluckhaupt

    #Reds will have 5 guys starting their 8th or greater season with the team in 2015, most in MLB.

  • 27d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Price says Phillips is 100% healthy. “I have not lost one bit of confidence or expectation that he’s going to have a big year.” #reds

  • Boesch hopes to stand out amid Reds' crowded outfield "The Reds have a crowded outfield situation on their hands, and whittling down the backups won't be an easy task for manager Bryan Price. Newly acquired Brennan Boesch is hoping to make Price's decision especially tough this spring -- though Boesch wouldn't go so far as to call the outfield..." February 28

  • 27d
    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds Bryan Price said there’s no competition at SS between Zack Cozart & Eugenio Suarez

  • 28d
    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds Bailey on his 20-pitch bullpen: 'It was kind of really rewarding, it felt really good.'

  • Look for Mike Leake to start Game 2 of season for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jason Marquis will start the spring training opener on March 3 against the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear. That's not a big clue on how the rotation will go. Marquis is not going to start Opening Day. Johnny Cueto will, although the Reds haven't officially announced it. So the rest of..." February 26

  • Bailey nearly ready for mound work in recovery from surgery "Reds right-hander Homer Bailey is continuing to make solid progress with his rehabilitation from surgery and could be working off a mound soon. Bailey, who had surgery Sept. 5 to repair a torn flexor mass tendon near his right elbow, came to camp slightly behind from where he would have been..." February 25

  • Homer Bailey 'confident' he'll be ready 'sometime in April'

    Fox Sports Ohio "When somebody tells Homer Bailey to hold his horses, he can literally hold his horses - both of them. Bailey has two horses, Billy and Dot, that accompany him nearly everywhere he goes and he has them stabled in nearby Buckeye, Ariz. during spring training. Isn't that the way all long, tall..." February 24

  • Reds fire back in response to Mat Latos' comments about medical staff

    CBS 21 Harrisburg "Former Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos, who was traded to the Marlins in the offseason, had some pretty candid remarks about his former employer when talking with FOX Sports over the weekend. Latos indicated the Reds' medical staff rushed him back from knee surgery last spring. “It's kind of..." February 24

  • 33d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Top prospect Stephenson has been cleared to throw off the munod. He was held back a couple of days w/ shoulder. “It feels really good.”#reds

  • Joey Votto: Discussing his approach is 'silly,' 'ignorant' "Joey Votto: Discussing his approach is 'silly,' 'ignorant' By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer February 21, 2015 2:52 pm ET Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been a constant source of discussion the past several years, especially in the Cincinnati area. The 2010 NL MVP has a 10-year, $225..." February 21

  • 34d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Reds sign RHP Daniel Cabrera after two years in Japan (3.49 ERA, 7.3 SO/9, 3.5 BB/9) and wild winter in Dominican League #TransactionsBA

  • 34d
    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    Lefty Jose Mijares expected to be here Sunday. Price said Mijares has had trouble getting a flight from Venezuela #Reds

  • Johnny Cueto wants to stay, but it will cost Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto figures while they're throwing around money like they do in baseball, why not asked for the moon - and the stars. "If I have to ask for something, I'm going to ask for $300 million," Cueto joked. "If you're asking, you can ask for any number." While Cueto..." February 19

  • Homer Bailey has yet to throw off a mound in return from surgery

    Hardball Talk "Homer Bailey, who’s coming back from September surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, arrived at Reds camp this morning and admitted that he’s behind his usual throwing schedule this time of year." February 18

  • Reds' hopes hinge on health "The most oft-used word to describe the Cincinnati Reds' postseason chances this season is "if." In the suddenly crowded National League Central, the Reds can contend only if: --First baseman Joey Votto recovers fully from a quad injury and performs closer to his career averages. --Right..." February 18

  • Cueto breeds optimism for Reds, but who will round out starting rotation?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Johnny Cueto had a magical 2014. He was the first Reds pitcher to reach 20 wins in 26 years. No pitcher in the National League started more games, threw more innings, struck out more batters or was tougher to get a hit off of than Cueto. The only thing that kept him from becoming the first Reds..." February 17

  • Reds, Chapman avoids arbitration

    MLB Blogs "The Reds and Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a one-year contract with terms not yet known. Chapman was the final arbitration case pending for Cincinnati, which has not gone to a hearing since 2004 when the club won a case over reliever Chris Reitsma." February 13

  • Can Byrd solve Reds problems in left field?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Marlon Byrd has played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball. The Reds are the eighth organization he will have played for when Year 14 starts in April. It's not like he can't stick with a team. His services have been in demand. The Reds hope his services will fill the void that has been left..." February 12

  • Reds sign IF Chris Dominguez to minor-league deal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds signed former University of Louisville All-American Chris Dominguez to a minor-league deal with an invitation to big league camp, the team announced on Wednesday. Dominguez made his big-league debut last season for the Giants, playing eight games for San Francisco. In his 17 plate..." February 11

  • Pete Rose: ‘I’d love to talk’ to new commissioner

    USA Today "Pete Rose is on the telephone. Nothing personal, but one day he sure wishes the guy on the other end of the line was someone who could actually change his fate, and not just another reporter. Rose badly wants to talk to new Commissioner Rob Manfred and state his case, but until he does, and..." February 11

  • 47d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    todd frazier, reds agree to $12M, 2-year deal, avoiding arbitration

  • Viciedo unlikely for Reds

    MLB Blogs "Reds general manager Walt Jocketty downplayed a report that his club was pursuing free agent outfielder Dayan Viciedo, who was released by the White Sox earlier this week. “We talked to his representative but I don’t know if we have a fit for him,” Jocketty said. “They’re looking for more..." February 08

  • Reds sign Badenhop, Gregg to bolster bullpen "Upgrading the bullpen was a high priority for the Reds this offseason, but they also didn't want to spend too much money while doing it. With Spring Training nearing, general manager Walt Jocketty was able to get two relievers at a relative bargain. Right-hander Burke Badenhop was signed..." February 08

  • 48d
    John Fay @johnfayman

    Some asked earlier: #Reds are interested in Dayan Viciedo. Story posted shortly. Makes sense. RH power bat, should be relatively cheap.