Reds Rumors & News

  • Brewers get a boost with sweep of Cincinnati

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "As quickly as things can fall apart for a major-league team, they can come back together. That's the way baseball is. Of course, the baseball gods tend to help those who help themselves, which the Milwaukee Brewers did Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park by taking a 5-1 victory over the..." July 24

  • Brewers ride homers to walk-off win over Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers used the long ball to maximum effect Tuesday night. They hit a season-high four home runs — all solo shots — with Jonathan Lucroy accounting for a pair. It was his second that powered the Brewers to a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. The..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Brewers take advantage of Reds' miscues in 5-2 win

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After seeing seemingly every break go against them over the course of the past few weeks, things evened out a little bit for the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Three defensive miscues by the Cincinnati Reds paved the way to an early lead, and the Milwaukee Brewers held it the rest of the..." July 22

  • Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

    CSN Philly "The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only..." July 21

  • McCarthy, big bats lead Yankees past Reds, 7-1

    New York Post "For two days in their post All-Star Game, playoffs-hopeful world, the Yankees began talking about injuries and how 80 percent of their starting rotation at the beginning of the season was now on a first-name basis with assorted surgeons and physical therapists. But after each game, they ended..." July 20

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    #Reds GM Walt Jocketty just told us that both Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips are approximately 5 weeks away…ouch Sirius 209 XM 89

  • 5d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Schumaker passed latest concussion test. League and players assoc has to sign off on results before he can be activated by #reds

  • Skip Schumaker not cleared to return from concussion

    Hardball Talk "Skip Schumaker had hoped that the All-Star break would provide enough time to recover from a July 10 concussion, but the Reds utility man remains out of the lineup with continued symptoms. Schumaker, who suffered the concussion when he crashed into the outfield wall trying to make a catch, told..." July 19

  • Phelps stars, bats finally wake up as Yankees roll past Reds

    New York Post "Fielding errors by Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter were about to sabotage David Phelps when the stubborn right-hander — whose best attribute is his competitiveness — refused to let the fourth-inning boots ruin the night. With an unearned run already in and the Yankees’ slim lead gone, Phelps..." July 19

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

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    ctrent @ctrent

    #Reds closer Aroldis Chapman says his left hamstring is OK. He’s been dealing with it for a while. He’ll be fine for Friday

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Pete Rose says 'I had nothing to do with altering the statistics of baseball' "It's the All-Star break, which means it's time for Pete Rose's annual Hall of Fame plee. Baseball's all-time hit king appeared on the CBS Sports Radio program TBD in the AM on Monday morning to, once again, state his case for induction into Cooperstown. You can listen to the lengthy interview..." July 14

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Reds’ Simon added to NL All-Star team.

  • McCutchen homers twice to beat Reds in 11 innings

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen drove a 2-2 pitch over the center-field wall in the ninth inning Saturday night to resurrect a game that had turned sour for the Pirates. When the reigning National League MVP’s turn in the order came around in the 11th, he did it again to lead the Pirates to an important 6-5..." July 13

  • Aroldis Chapman sets MLB record with strikeout in 40th straight relief appearance

    Hardball Talk "Reds closer Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning last night against the Pirates to finish off his 20th save of the season. And he made some history in the process. Chapman now holds the MLB record with at least one strikeout in 40 consecutive relief appearances. The streak..." July 13

  • Skip Schumaker placed on concussion disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Brandon Phillips underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and now the Reds will be without one of the potential options to fill in at second base. Skip Schumaker was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to last night’s game. The 34-year-old utility..." July 12

  • Eighth inning rally lifts Reds over Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds may be hurt. But they aren't hurting. How could they be after Friday night's comeback win? The Reds put together five straight two-out hits to score three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 before a crowd of 36,613 at Great American Ball Park. The runs in..." July 12

  • Cubs rookies carry day in comeback victory over Reds

    Chicago Tribune "Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start. In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally charged come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Reds in 12 innings..." July 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Reds’ Phillips out a while. Ligament issue, possible tear, in left thumb. #Nationals’ Harper missed 57 games with torn ligament.

  • Injuries cloud Reds' 4-1 victory over Cubs

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds beat the Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday, but may have lost second baseman Brandon Phillips and center fielder Billy Hamilton to injury. Hamilton left before the eighth inning with a tight left hamstring and Phillips left during the eighth inning with a sprained left thumb. X-rays on Phillips'..." July 10

  • Brandon Phillips injury update: Reds 2B out six weeks with thumb injury

    Sporting News "The Reds have made a push to get back into the National League playoff race, going 24-13 since the start of June to pull within a couple games of the Central-leading Brewers. That streak of good play has survived a big slump from Jay Bruce and an injury to Joey Votto. Now, the challenge is to..." July 10

  • 13d
    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Bailey left game with pain in patellar tendon of right knee.

  • Hamilton's walk-off puts cap on Reds' doubleheader sweep

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It was Cubs legend Ernie Banks who famously said, "let's play two," but after the Reds swept a doubleheader from Banks' former team on Tuesday, Reds legend-in-the-making Billy Hamilton did him one better -- "Let's play three." Hamilton hit a broken-bat single into left in the ninth inning to..." July 09

  • Cueto, Bruce lift Reds past Cubs, 4-2

    Cincinnati Enquirer "To sweep a doubleheader, as they say, you've got to win the first game. With that in mind, the Reds sent Johnny Cueto out to pitch Game 1 of the day-nighter against the Chicago Cubs. Cueto wasn't his usual dominating self, but he was good enough to beat the Cubs 4-2 before a crowd of 17,371..." July 09

  • Cubs' hitters fail in clutch in loss to Reds

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs have learned to brace themselves for Edwin Jackson's mercurial ways. Monday night's 9-3 loss to the Reds was no different as Jackson struggled early, settled into a comfortable pattern before failing to get a key out. But another disturbing trend has surfaced: a lack of clutch..." July 08

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Votto to DL, Pena back, Barnhart stays #Reds

  • Jay Bruce lifts Reds past Brewers, 4-2, to win series

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce snapped out of a career-high 0-for-26 skid with a bang. A big, big bang. Bruce's two-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers before a crowd of 27,923 at Great American Ball Park. The victory gave the Reds the series and was..." July 07

  • 17d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Reds' Votto likely headed back to DL with same injury as before - strained left quad.

  • Matt Garza dazzles for Brewers in shutout victory over Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Matt Garza's best performance in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform came in his first start for them on April 2. Until Saturday, that is. The right-hander dominated the Cincinnati Reds, tossing a complete-game, two-hit shutout to lead the Brewers to a 1-0 victory in front of 38,754 fans at Great..." July 06

  • Marshall on the road to recovery following surgery "Left-handed reliever Sean Marshall has started on the road to recovery following season-ending surgery to clean out his left shoulder. As part of the procedure he underwent on June 24, doctors extracted stem cells from his tailbone and injected them into the shoulder to facilitate the healing..." July 05

  • Hamilton, Simon shine as Reds down Brewers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Bryan Price was asked before Friday's game if the Reds would keep Alfredo Simon in the rotation for the rest of the season given that Simon is quickly approaching his career-high for innings. Price said the Reds would. A couple of hours later, Simon showed why. He went 7 1/3..." July 05

  • Padres start July with a bang, and a win over Reds

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Over the past 30 days, the Padres had cratered lower and lower, their batting average plunging to historically ugly depths, their season lurching toward wholesale change. June was gruesome for a franchise that had experienced prolonged droughts before, but nothing as brutal as an 83-percent..." July 02

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Reds considering Chien-Ming Wang to make a start during doubleheader on 7/8, so he pushed opt-out date back to the All-Star break.

  • Padres' bats can't keep Hahn down in win over Reds

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Not even the Padres’ historically inept offense can slow Jesse Hahn these days. It certainly tried. Matched up against the Reds’ Mat Latos, the 24-year-old rookie struck out a career-high nine over five scoreless innings to survive a 1-0 win Monday at Petco Park, the Padres’ one-hit showing in..." July 01

  • Reds beat Giants 6-2, now 4-1 on road trip

    Cincinnati Enquirer "At this point, it seems like there's nothing much else to say. Johnny Cueto is good. We get it. He's been really, really good for most of this year, he's been really good for most of his career and he was really good again on Friday, leading the Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Giants at AT&T..." June 28

  • Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias signs with Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds have signed Cuban right-hander Raisel Iglesias to a seven-year deal through 2020, general manager Walt Jocketty said on Friday. Iglesias will report to the team after his visa issues are worked out, according to the team. The 24-year-old right-hander has pitched out of the bullpen..." June 28

  • Reds take series in 4-1 win over Cubs

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mat Latos is admittedly in nowhere near midseason form. But when you throw seven innings of one-run ball, it's not really time to quibble about your stuff. Latos did that to help the Reds wrap up their fourth straight series victory with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs before a crowd of 28,207..." June 26

  • Cubs snap losing streak with win over Reds

    CSN Chicago "Jake Arrieta retired his first 18 batters and struck out nine in seven impressive innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Arrieta (4-1) was working on a perfect game before rookie Billy Hamilton started the seventh with a single up the..." June 25

  • Reds score 5 in 9th to put Cubs away

    Chicago Tribune "After popping up a sacrifice bunt attempt that landed in the glove of Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his leg before retreating to the dugout Monday night. Samardzija's frustration was understandable, given his failure to help his cause and the..." June 24

  • Lawrie, Bautista hurt in Jays’ loss to Reds

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays limped out of Cincinnati beaten and depleted. And the news doesn’t get any better with Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie injured and out of the lineup as they open a key three-game series against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. After Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Reds — one..." June 23

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Bruised right heel for Phillips. #reds

  • This time, eight run lead is enough for Reds to beat Blue Jays

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds starter Mike Leake knew coming into Saturday's game that he was going to get every chance to go deep, with little or no concern about a quick hook. Not only because the bullpen couldn't have absorbed another game like Friday's, but neither could the manager, the fans or any..." June 22

  • Blue Jays stun Reds with near-record comeback

    Toronto Star "First-place teams are not supposed to fall behind 8-0 in the second inning. But first-place teams do respond, and the Jays responded to an inning from hell here in grand fashion Friday night. Thanks to a pair of three-run homers from Edwin Encarnacion, plus long balls from Brett Lawrie and..." June 21

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Cuban relief pitcher Raciel Iglesias is "close" to signing contract with Reds, but the deal is not done yet, source confirms.

  • Pirates enjoy walk-off win in series finale against Reds

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With the bases loaded, two outs and the score tied in the 12th inning Thursday, Pirates catcher Russell Martin jumped back from a 92 mph Tony Cingrani fastball headed for his knees. The remaining fans from a crowd of 30,710 groaned. The PNC Park crowd wanted Martin to endure some pain for..." June 20

  • Power Hitting prospect Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

    Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20