Reds Rumors & News

  • 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

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    Joel Luckhaupt @jluckhaupt

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

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    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

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    John Fay @johnfayman

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

  • Jocketty: 'Never say never' on bringing back Cueto "Reds general manager Walt Jocketty is certainly aware of the long odds to keep ace Johnny Cueto in Cincinnati beyond 2015. But Jocketty maintained on Thursday that the team has not given up hope. "With Johnny, we'll never say 'never.' We are going to do everything we can to try and come up with..." February 06

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Mat Latos loses his arbitration case: He will receive $9.4 million from the #Marlins instead of $10.4 million he was seeking.

  • Billy Hamilton hard at work after impressive rookie season "Following his rookie year in the Majors last season, Reds center fielder and leadoff hitter Billy Hamilton didn't play winter ball for the first time. But Hamilton hasn't spent all of his offseason time relaxing at home in Mississippi, either. New Triple-A Louisville manager Delino DeShields..." February 03

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Paul Maholm agrees to reds deal

  • What does Max Scherzer's contract mean for Johnny Cueto?

    Red Reporter "This article is late considering the fact the Max Scherzer news, press conference, and much of the analysis was done last week. I got caught up in the 10th anniversary of Red Reporter, and I sincerely apologize. If you hadn't heard, Max Scherzer signed with the Washington Nationals for 7 years..." January 29

  • Bullpen arms are still out there for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There are still plenty of interesting names out there if the Reds decide to try to bargain shop for free-agent relievers. The list includes three closers from last year: Francisco Rodriguez (44 saves for Milwaukee), Rafael Soriano (32 saves for Washington) and Casey Janssen (25 saves for..." January 28

  • Reds Nearing Extension With Devin Mesoraco

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds are nearing a multiyear extension with catcher Devin Mesoraco, MLBTR has learned. With three years and 28 days of Major League service, the 26-year-old backstop had been arbitration eligible for 2015 for the first time and had been under team control through 2017. Mesoraco is a client..." January 26

  • Reds lock up Devin Mesoraco for four years

    Red Reporter "Devin Mesoraco is up for arbitration for the first time this offseason. Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the team is working on a deal with their All Star catcher to skip over that process in a big way. Details are scarce right now. All we know is that it's rumored to be a..." January 26

  • For Reds in 2015, 'if' is operative word

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The day pitchers and catchers report to spring training is a day all of baseball looks forward to. It's the official start of spring. Hope springs eternal and all that. But little usually happens that day. Players generally show up, check in and unpack a little. The next day is when the..." January 25

  • Reds agree to minor league deal with Jason Marquis

    Hardball Talk "Marquis struggled in 2014 with the Phillies’ Triple-A team and posted a rough 4.05 ERA (84 ERA+) and 1.52 WHIP across 117 2/3 innings with the Padres in 2013. The 36-year-old right-hander is doubtful to make any sort of positive impact in 2015 with Cincinnati. Marquis was part of a five-player..." January 21

  • Price for Johnny Cueto just got higher

    USA Today "The Cincinnati Reds knew signing Johnny Cueto would be difficult. In the wake of the Max Scherzer deal with the Washington Nationals, it's bordering on impossible. Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year, $210 million deal. Some of the reported details: $50 million signing bonus; Scherzer will be..." January 20

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    aroldis chapman files for $8.7M, reds at $6.65M

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Arthur Rhodes, 45, hasn't pitched in big leagues since 2011. But I heard that he officially retired today. Was All-Star for #reds in 2010.

  • Reds and Johnny Cueto have made “no recent progress” toward a contract extension

    Hardball Talk "Reds starter Johnny Cueto finished second in the 2014 National League Cy Young Award balloting (behind winner Clayton Kershaw) after posting an outstanding 2.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 242/65 K/BB ratio across 243 2/3 innings. Cincinnati made the no-brainer move in October to exercise his $10 million..." January 08

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Ex-Reds reliever Logan Ondrusek signs with Japanese team

    Hardball Talk "Non-tendered by the Reds last month, right-hander Logan Ondrusek has signed with the Yakult Swallows in Japan. Ondrusek is a 6-foot-8 reliever with a 3.89 ERA in 271 career innings as a big leaguer through age 29, but struggled for Cincinnati in 2014 and was due for a raise to more than $2..." January 03

  • Ex-Reds reliever Logan Ondrusek signs with Japanese team

    Hardball Talk "Non-tendered by the Reds last month, right-hander Logan Ondrusek has signed with the Yakult Swallows in Japan. " January 02

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    Can confirm #Reds RHP Ben Lively is indeed headed to #Phillips in exchange for Marlon Byrd

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Reds with a couple interesting minor league signings: RHP Michael Bowden and LHP Jose Mijares.

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Cueto, with Scherzer as comp, will give Reds until Opening Day in talks "While paying especially close attention to the contracts of comparable pitching stars Jon Lester and especially Max Scherzer this winter, Reds ace Johnny Cueto will give the Reds through the winter and spring to try to work something out long-term but plan to cease negotiations once the season..." December 23

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Reds GM: Payroll to increase again in 2015

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Even with recent trades to cut the Reds' record $114 million 2014 payroll, it will still increase in 2015, said general manager Walt Jocketty. "Our payroll has increased every year, despite what some people are writing or thinking, our payroll is increasing again this year," Jocketty said...." December 18

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17