Reds Rumors & News

  • Pete Rose's wife claims he's still a high-stakes gambler

    Michigan Live "The case for baseball's all-time hit leader to be reinstated to the game appears to be getting worse with time as Pete Rose's wife claims in new court documents that he continues to be a high-stakes gambler. According to TMZ, documents filed in court recently by Rose's wife Carol state that..." April 24

  • Reds made a panic move and I know panic moves

    CBS Sports "The Reds likely won't make many waves in 2018. Now that that obvious statement is out of the way, they fired manager Bryan Price on Thursday, in a move that seems to have split the baseball world. Price's record with the Reds wasn't good, he was 279-387 in his career and he started 2018 3-15, but..." April 19

  • MLB rumors: Ex-Yankee Joe Girardi to replace fired Reds manager Bryan Price?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB season isn't even a month old, and we have our first coaching casualty. The Cincinnati Reds fired manager Bryan Price on Thursday, after watching him start the season 3-15. That's the worst record in the majors, and it has the Reds nine games behind the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates in..." April 19

  • Reds dismiss Price; Riggleman named interim "Bryan Price is out as Reds manager, along with pitching coach Mack Jenkins. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will be interim manager, with Double-A Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin joining the coaching staff. Pat Kelly, who was manager of Triple-A Louisville, will be the bench coach. The club..." April 19

  • Dodgers Acquire Ariel Hernandez From Reds For Zach Neal, Ibandel Isabel

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds and Dodgers have announced a swap that will send starter Zach Neal and first baseman Ibandel Isabel to Cincinnati. In return, the Los Angeles organization acquires recently designated reliever Ariel Hernandez. Neal had already cleared waivers after being designated in the first week of..." April 17

  • Rangers Acquire Tony Sanchez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have acquired backstop Tony Sanchez from the Reds, both team announced. Cash or a player to be named later will head back in return. Once a highly-regarded prospect with the Pirates, the 29-year-old Sanchez has settled in as an upper-level depth piece. He’ll head to the Rangers’ top..." April 16

  • Should Bryan Price be on the hot seat?

    Hardball Talk "The Reds lost their eighth consecutive game, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-2 to the Cardinals. The club is now 2-13 on the season, heading towards a fifth consecutive losing season under manager Bryan Price — and perhaps a fourth consecutive season of fewer than 70 wins. There are whispers that..." April 16

  • Reds Designate Ariel Hernandez For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced on Friday that they’ve designated right-hander Ariel Hernandez for assignment. His 40-man spot will go to righty Dylan Floro, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Louisville. Right-hander Tanner Rainey was optioned to Louisville to open a spot on the active roster for..." April 13

  • Why MLB will continue to have bench-clearing brawls

    USA Today "Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines for Wednesday’s bench-clearing brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees, with Boston pitcher Joe Kelly and New York first baseman Tyler Austin getting banished six and five games, respectively. Soon to follow will be discipline for the Rockies vs...." April 13

  • MLB batters getting hit by pitches at a historic rate - and tensions are high

    USA Today "Major league pitchers are placing batters on notice: Beware of the inside pitch. The regular season is only two weeks old and already 149 batters -- or 0.42 per game -- have been plunked. It's certainly very early, but that rate is 17% higher than 2017's full-season rate and would be the..." April 12

  • Joey Votto gets first day off since September 2016

    Hardball Talk "Reds first baseman Joey Votto is not in the lineup for Thursday night’s series opener against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Nothing is wrong with Votto; manager Bryan Price just wants to give the veteran a day off, per C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic. This marks Votto’s first day off since..." April 12

  • Yovani Gallardo Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced that right-hander Yovani Gallardo has cleared waivers and rejected an outright assignment to the minors in favor of free agency. Cincinnati had designated him for assignment earlier this week. Gallardo’s tenure with the Reds will go down as a brief 2 1/3-inning stint over a..." April 12

  • MLB Could Be on the Verge of More Insane and Drastic Rule Changes Based on Leaked Document

    12 Up "So far, several of these have come true. So why not the rest? We've already seen Major League Baseball implement​ rule changes to better the pace-of-play, both at the big league and minor league level. There's a pitch clock in the ​minors -- and we'll probably be seeing that ​in the bigs in..." April 11

  • MLB's African-American population regains lost ground; can growth continue?

    USA Today "It’s certainly not worth celebrating, but Major League Baseball has at least made back the loss of African American players that a year ago resulted in a historic low. The African-American population increased to 7.8%, up from 7.1% a year ago, on Major League Baseball’s opening-day day rosters..." April 11

  • Baseball Team Values 2018 "This is the 21st rendition of our MLB valuations. The New York Yankees have been baseball's most valuable team (worth $4.0 billion) every year. Short explanation: The Bronx Bombers generate by far the most revenue--$619 million last season. The value of the Yankees has compounded annually at..." April 11

  • Reds designate Yovani Gallardo for assignment

    Hardball Talk "The Reds just announced that they have designated pitcher Yovani Gallardo for assignment. Righty Tanner Rainey will take his place on the roster. Gallardo appeared three times on the young season and gave up eight runs on eight hits and four walks in two and a third innings which, um, yeah...." April 10

  • Reds Place Eugenio Suarez, Scott Schebler On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced that they’ve placed third baseman Eugenio Suarez and outfielder Scott Schebler on the 10-day disabled list today. Suarez was diagnosed with a broken thumb after being hit by a pitch in yesterday’s game against the Pirates, while Schebler hasn’t played in a week due to a right..." April 09

  • Is the expanded safety netting ruining MLB?

    Michigan Live "As MLB swings into action, expanded safety netting has greeted fans on the lower levels. A child was hospitalized last season after being struck by a line-drive foul ball, bringing about the expansion of the protective netting. Expanding the net ensures the safety of the fans. Critics think the..." April 09

  • Eugenio Suarez has a fractured right thumb

    Hardball Talk "C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports that Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez suffered a fractured right thumb when he was hit by a Jameson Taillon pitch in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. It’s not yet known how long Suarez will be out. Suarez entered Sunday’s action batting..." April 08

  • Will fans embrace MLB games only available on Facebook?

    Awful Announcing "We are now in an era where Facebook gets an exclusive MLB game each week. By exclusive, it means the game won’t be on television and there will not be a local feed. Overall, 25 games will be streamed on the social media service. We discussed the development last month when the deal was..." April 05

  • Hunter Greene's Dayton Dragons debut set

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Hunter Greene, the Cincinnati Reds' first-round draft pick in 2017 (No. 2 overall) and the No. 2-rated prospect in the organization (behind Nick Senzel) according to and Baseball America, will make his debut for the Single-A Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field on April 9 against the Lake..." April 04

  • Reds outright C Stuart Turner

    Yardbarker "The Reds announced today that catcher Stuart Turner was outrighted after clearing waivers. He’ll remain with the organization at Triple-A. Turner, 26, was carried on the active roster for all of the 2017 season after being taken in the Rule 5 draft from the Twins. He ended up appearing in only..." April 04

  • Vance Worley Opts Out Of Reds Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Vance Worley has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Reds, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation (Twitter link). He had inked a minors deal with the Cincinnati organization in January that would have paid him $1.5MM in the majors. Worley, 30, had fought for a role on the Reds..." April 03

  • Why Major League Baseball is '90% mental' now more than ever

    USA Today "They’re the ones nobody ever sees. They’re not introduced in the opening-day pageantry. They don’t wear uniforms. They don’t have lockers in the clubhouse. Some even have weird titles, just to protect their anonymity. Yet, behind the scenes, there are proving as invaluable as any staff..." April 03

  • Twitter will again stream an MLB game for free each week

    Awful Announcing "For the second straight year, Twitter will stream one Major League Baseball game per week, available for free with a Twitter login. The games will reportedly stream on weekday afternoons, beginning Thursday with Rangers-Athletics at 3:35 p.m. ET. That matchup will be followed by Rays-White Sox..." April 03

  • MLB Players Ready for Fight to Stop 'Half the League' from Not Trying to Win

    Bleacher Report "Oatmeal nearly gone, bacon in hand and another meeting stuffed with pointed questions behind him, the Apple Watch wrapping Tony Clark's wrist beeped with a message: "Time to stand." The late-morning breakfast conversation here in a booth of the swanky hotel restaurant paused as the Major League..." April 03

  • Super-sized bullpens might help teams win, but they make baseball less exciting

    Sporting News "Commissioner Rob Manfred wants baseball to be appealing to younger people. He wants the game to be brisker for a generation raised on immediacy and social media. He’s gone on a crusade to address the sport’s pace of play. Even if the game is shorter, though, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s..." April 02

  • Reds sign Gallardo to one-year deal "The Reds signed right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo to a one-year Major League contract and optioned right-hander Zack Weiss to Triple-A. Gallardo was released from the Brewers earlier in the week." March 31

  • Reds-Nationals season opener postponed

    Sporting News "For years, the first pitch of every Major League Baseball season was delivered in Cincinnati. While that tradition has fallen by the wayside thanks to television schedules, now the Reds and Nationals will have to wait and open their 2018 season at least a day later than everyone else. More than..." March 28

  • Reds Outright Justin Nicolino

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced today that lefty Justin Nicolino has been outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers. He had recently been claimed from the Marlins. In the end, then, the Cincinnati organization was able to grab and stash the 26-year-old, who’ll add to the team’s collection of youthful..." March 27

  • Report: Some players, agents 'agitating' to remove Clark as MLBPA head

    The Score "Opening Day is just around the corner, but baseball's slow offseason and stagnant free-agent market have left many players frustrated by their union. And for some, that frustration has apparently boiled over. With a number of veterans still unemployed, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic..." March 27

  • Reds Release Ben Revere

    Yardbarker "The Reds have released outfielder Ben Revere, Mark Sheldon of was among those to report. Revere joined the Reds a month ago on a minor league contract. Meanwhile, offseason minor league signing Phil Gosselin has made the club. Revere was vying for a backup role in Cincinnati, but given..." March 25

  • Reds' Justin Nicolino: Claimed by Reds

    CBS Sports "Nicolino was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Sunday. Nicolino was recently designated for assignment by the rebuilding Marlins after posting a 5.23 ERA and 1.84 WHIP over 10.1 spring training innings. It's unclear if he'll be used in a starter or long-reliever capacity for the Reds at this..." March 25

  • Twins Claim Kennys Vargas

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins have claimed Kennys Vargas off waivers from the Reds, says Dan Hayes of The Athletic. The Reds had claimed the first base/DH type off waivers from the Twins just two days ago, but it’s possible that they designated him in order to make room for infielder Cliff Pennington, who was added..." March 24

  • Reds claim Kennys Vargas off waivers from Twins

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "The Twins have lost first baseman/DH Kennys Vargas to waivers. The Reds have picked up the big slugger from the waiver wire, the team announced Thursday. In his career with the Twins, Vargas hit .252/.311/.437 with 35 homers in 859 plate appearances. Vargas, who will be 28 this summer, has..." March 22

  • Congress' 'Save America's Pastime Act' would allow teams to pay minor-leaguers less than minimum wage

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball might soon score a big win in its ongoing efforts to avoid paying minor-leaguers at a reasonable rate. Later this week, Congress is expected to vote on a new $1.3 trillion spending package to keep the government up and running. Tucked away on page 1,967 of the 2,232-page..." March 22

  • It’s time for MLB service time manipulation to go

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are sending top prospect Ronald Acuña to Triple-A to start the 2018 baseball season. This is my shocked face. Like so many times in the past, leaving Acuña off the big league roster has less to do with talent or development than money. That needs to change. Acuña was signed..." March 22

  • Cincinnati Reds sign Eugenio Suarez to 7-year deal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds have signed third baseman Eugenio Suarez to a $66 million, seven-year deal with an option for an eighth year. The contract will keep Suarez, 26, a Red through at least 2024. “This is my family,” Suarez said. “I want to be a Red my whole career.” Suarez hit .260 with 26..." March 16

  • Minor League Baseball Announces Pace Of Play Rules Changes

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve already covered the much-discussed rules changes at the MLB level relating to pace of play. That is certainly the most pertinent recent development in the rules arena, which has emerged as a point of no little controversy between the league and player’s union. Today, though, the..." March 15

  • Former Red Sox manager John Farrell joins Reds as scout

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Reds have added John Farrell as a scout. It will be Farrell's first job since the Red Sox dismissed him as their manager last October with one year left on his contract. He posted a 432-378 record over five seasons with Boston, including a World Series championship in 2013 and..." March 14

  • Minor league baseball to begin extra innings with a runner on second

    Hardball Talk "Minor League Baseball announced several rules changes aimed at reducing the length of extra innings games and the number of mound visits. The changes: All extra innings will begin with a runner on second base. The runner at second base will be the player in the batting order position..." March 14

  • Dilson Herrera clears waivers, returns to Cincinnati Reds camp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds announced Tuesday infielder Dilson Herrera cleared waivers and returned to Major League camp. " March 13

  • Nobody may want an offseason do-over more than Scott Boras

    ESPN "There is no notation on the calendar, no government declaration, but many agents treated Friday as a holiday, a time for celebration. The text messages might as well have contained ascending balloons and exploding fireworks, and the voices on the celebratory phone calls were filled with..." March 13

  • Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafani has oblique injury, says Bryan Price

    ESPN "Cincinnati Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani has an oblique injury, manager Bryan Price told reporters Sunday. Price didn't provide a timetable for when DeSclafani might return. DeSclafani suffered the injury in his last start, on Friday against the Texas Rangers, according to Price. " March 11

  • MLB inks deal to air 25 games exclusively on Facebook Watch

    Awful Announcing "On Friday morning, Major League Baseball announced that they would be airing 25 games exclusively on Facebook Watch this season. The package of games is made up of mid-week afternoon games, and will be produced by MLB Network. The games will be available to watch through Facebook’s MLB Live..." March 09

  • Scott Boras Reports Progress On Remaining Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "Agent Scott Boras, who represents many of the top remaining free agents, suggested to’s Jon Morosi that at least some of his clients could be nearing new contracts. (Twitter link.) Boras represents four still-unsigned players who had spots on MLBTR’s Top 50 Free Agent list: Jake..." March 07

  • Union: Baseball players grappling with ‘historically different’ market

    Detroit News "Three weeks from the start of the 2018 big-league season, Tony Clark has a problem. Too many unemployed stars are waiting for phone calls, or for contracts, or for offers that might lead to contracts the players and their agents believe are worthwhile. But it’s not happening. Jake Arrieta...." March 06

  • Rob Manfred is mad at West Virginia over sports gambling

    Hardball Talk "It’s been a minute since we’ve talked about legalized sports gambling here. We should remedy that, because legalized sports gambling is going to be the next gigantic cash cow for professional sports leagues, Major League Baseball included. First, to get everyone up to speed: Currently,..." March 05

  • Slow Market Likely Means Record March Spending

    MLB Trade Rumors "In an offseason that’s been unlike any in big league history, it should come as no surprise that the month of March is on track for an unprecedented level of spending. While the remaining free agents at the top of the market almost certainly won’t find contracts matching the expectations they..." March 02

  • The cores of the baseballs used since 2015 have changed

    Hardball Talk "Last year two different studies — one by Ben Lindbergh and Mitchel Lichtman for The Ringer, and another by FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur — found evidence that baseballs were altered at some point around the middle of the 2015 season. In 2015, 4,909 home runs were hit across the league. That wasn’t..." March 01