Reds Rumors & News

  • Homer Bailey's return this season 'improbable'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds manager Bryan Price isn’t ready to say that Homer Bailey won’t pitch again this season, but with just seven games remaining after Sunday’s series finale in Milwaukee, he said it’s “not impossible but improbable that he’ll pitch this year from my perspective.” Sunday marked four weeks since..." September 25

  • Brewers rally to beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Zach Davies did not have his best stuff against the Cincinnati Reds Friday night at Miller Park, but it was more than enough to give his team a chance to win. Davies worked five innings while allowing three runs seven hits and striking out three as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied..." September 24

  • Straily, Votto help deliver Reds' 6-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- On any given day, Dan Straily is arguably the Cincinnati Reds' best starting pitcher. Give him an early lead and the right-hander is even better. The Milwaukee Brewers found that out the hard way Saturday, as Joey Votto hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Straily..." September 24

  • Cubs club Reds, sweep series

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- John Lackey has made another big stride in his rebound from an August stay on the disabled list. The Cubs right-hander picked up his first victory since Aug. 9 and joined four fellow starters with double-digit win totals as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on..." September 22

  • Lester wins 18th as Cubs top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The outing was a grind, but the result nonetheless vaulted Jon Lester ahead of his peers for the National League lead in wins. Lester (18-4) allowed just one run on six hits over seven innings in the Chicago Cubs' 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. "For..." September 21

  • Votto, Barnhart lead Reds over Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- When the announcement was made in the press box that Joey Votto had collected four hits in Sunday's game, the reaction was a collective shrug. Votto did for the 21st time what many major league hitters wish to do once. "Who does this with this type consistency?" Cincinnati..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Mercer's single in 10th lifts Pirates over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- It's all hands on deck for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are trying to keep their postseason hopes alive. "I like what I'm seeing out there," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. "They continue to play. They are looking to finish games. They want to finish strong." On Friday..." September 17

  • Brandon Finnegan may stay in Reds' rotation

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brandon Finnegan is scheduled to make his 30th start Saturday night in the second game of the doubleheader against the Pirates, but it may not be his final start. Reds manager Bryan Price had said the Reds were thinking about ending his season with his 30th start, but that isn’t definite, he..." September 17

  • Pirates pull off doubleheader sweep of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- After playing seven hours of baseball on Saturday, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was asked what pleased him the most about sweeping a doubleheader from the Cincinnati Reds. His answer was all encompassing. "Nothing pleased me the most, a bunch of things pleased me,"..." September 17

  • The Reds have the worst bullpen in MLB history at keeping the ball in the park

    CBS Sports "The Reds in 2016 are mostly notable for playing baseball at a .425 clip. Part of those implied failures has been a bullpen that's struggled mightily. To date, the Cincy pen has pitched to a remarkably bad 4.99 ERA and 1.80 K/BB ratio. As of Friday night's game against the Pirates, there's also..." September 17

  • Billy Hamilton hopes to play again this season

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton wants to be on the field on Oct. 2 when the Reds finish their season against the Cubs at Great American Ball Park, even though he knows the decision is out of his hands. Hamilton, who hasn’t played since Sept. 4 because of a strained left oblique, said he’s..." September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Homers back Guerra as Brewers blank Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Competition has been a positive thing for the Milwaukee Brewers. As it stands, six pitchers are vying for five spots in the rotation next season. "We've got six guys who we feel are major league starters," manager Craig Counsell said. "It puts us in a good spot moving forward,..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Reds dump Brewers for 5th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Despite Great American Ball Park's reputation of being a home run haven, Dan Straily will allow opposing hitters to take aim at the inviting outfield walls. "When I was younger, I tried to miss bats," the Cincinnati Reds right-hander said. "Now, I just want contact. I want the..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Reds blank Brewers for second shutout in a row

    The Sports Xchange "By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange CINCINNATI -- Keyvius Sampson says he's not necessarily auditioning for a spot in the starting rotation next season. "I just want to be here next year," he says. Although he fell one out shy of a victory, Sampson delivered 4 2/3 scoreless..." September 12

  • Scott Schebler feeling more comfortable since call-up

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After making the Opening Day roster, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scott Schebler felt the pressure. He was in a nominal platoon with Adam Duvall in left, but Duvall soon claimed the everyday job for himself. As playing time became more infrequent, Schebler hit .188 with a .540 OPS through his first..." September 11

  • Reds blast slumping Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Shutouts don't come easily, and the one the Cincinnati Reds managed Sunday came with a few tense moments for starter Brandon Finnegan. "It was a Houdini act," manager Bryan Price said after Finnegan combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and Tyler Holt drove in three..." September 11

  • Reds defeat reeling Pirates, snap five-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates would take any help right about now. Unfortunately for the Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds weren't in a giving mood Friday. Jose Peraza delivered a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to lift the Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates at PNC..." September 09

  • Nova beats Reds, remains perfect with Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Ivan Nova's fifth victory with Pittsburgh might have been one of the easiest of manager Clint Hurdle's 500 wins with the Pirates. Nova threw a six-hitter to remain unbeaten with the Pirates, who put together a three-run first inning en route to a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati..." September 08

  • Mets bash four homers in win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets are partying like it's 2015. "I said it back in New York, the way the team is playing lately reminds me of last year," said Cespedes, who starred both at the plate and in the field on Tuesday night. Cespedes hit a go-ahead two-run..." September 07

  • Reyes helps Mets record 14th straight win over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Jose Reyes has hit six home runs in 40 games with the New York Mets, including a homer in each of the past two contests. Manager Terry Collins is a little surprised by the 33-year old Reyes' recent power display. "A little bit," Collins said after Reyes homered in New..." September 07

  • Reds Sign Cuban Right-Hander Vladimir Gutierrez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The signing is now official, per C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer (via Twitter). AUGUST 30: The Reds have agreed to sign highly regarded right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez for a bonus of $4.75MM, reports Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald (via Twitter). The 20-year-old Cuban righty will..." September 07

  • Reynolds, Johnson homer to lift Mets past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- When the New York Mets arrived at their hotel at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday morning, shortstop Matt Reynolds still was on an airplane. After a cross-country jaunt which took him from Salt Lake City to Boston to Cincinnati, Reynolds managed to get barely an hour of sleep...." September 05

  • Cody Reed sees benefit in bullpen role

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Even a day after manager Bryan Price said it, Cincinnati Reds left-hander Cody Reed hadn’t heard the news that he’d be coming out of the bullpen for the rest of the season. Even so, he sees the benefit. “That’s fine,” Reed said. “I definitely came here and didn’t really establish myself at all...." September 04

  • As small ball fades from favor, Billy Hamilton shows he's more than a base stealer

    Los Angeles Times "Throwback jerseys are great, but that is a promotion for a day. Billy Hamilton plays throwback baseball, every day. Take Friday, for example. He led off the game with a bunt single, took second when the other team tried to pick him off and made an error, and stole third. In the third inning, he..." September 04

  • Grichuk, Wong homers help Cardinals beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis Cardinals needed this one. Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer and Kolten Wong added a solo shot, helping the Cardinals avoid the sweep with a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a three-game series Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball..." September 04

  • Suarez plates Cozart in 9th as Reds edge Cards

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- A big weekend for Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez got off to a flying start Friday night. Suarez singled home Zack Cozart with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting Cincinnati to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a..." September 02

  • Cron's 2 homers pace Angels in win vs. Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- C.J. Cron is serving notice to the rest of the major leagues that the Los Angeles Angels' power extends beyond Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. Cron hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night in front of..." August 31

  • Angels' Nolasco shuts out Reds

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the Los Angeles Angels acquired Ricky Nolasco from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 1, it was apparent the two teams were playing a game of "hot potato" with the veteran right-hander. The Angels gave up one of their best pitchers, left-hander Hector Santiago, in exchange..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Angels hammer Reds 9-2

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels celebrated their most successful road trip of the season by taking extended batting practice Monday night. In the process, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols continued to amass more historic accomplishments. Trout, C.J. Cron and Jefry Marte each had..." August 30

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Reds To Sign Cuban Right-Hander Vladimir Gutierrez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have agreed to sign highly regarded right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez for a bonus of $4.75MM, reports Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald (via Twitter). The 20-year-old Cuban righty will count again Cincinnati’s international bonus pool, which they’ve already vastly exceeded with their $7MM deal..." August 30

  • D-backs roll over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Yasmany Tomas was not particularly pleased about being held out of the starting lineup Sunday, telling manager Chip Hale he was good to go. Tomas made his point two hours later. Tomas' pinch-hit, three-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 9-2 cushion, and..." August 28

  • Diamondbacks record another walk-off victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona has made a recent habit of walkoff victories, getting its third on this homestand Friday. The only thing that has changed is the method. Brandon Drury doubled with one out in the 11th inning, took third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch in the Diamondbacks' 4-3..." August 27

  • Reds rout Diamondbacks with barrage of homers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Anthony DeSclafani and Scott Schebler picked the same day to have career nights. DeSclafani threw his first career shutout and Schebler had his first two-homer game while driving in a career-high five RBIs in the Cincinnati Reds' 13-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase..." August 27

  • Is Mack Jenkins behind Reds' improved pitching?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For the past decade, there’s been a stark divide between baseball’s new and old schools. The former favors advanced statistics and eagerly gobbles up mountains of data, while the latter still sees no better resource than the eyes of a veteran scout. Reds pitching coach Mack Jenkins calls..." August 26

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Darvish homers in Rangers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Yu Darvish is confident in his swing. On Wednesday night in a National League ballpark, he got a chance to show what he can do. Darvish hit his first career home run while earning a no-decision and Adrian Beltre drove in the eventual winning run with a double in the..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Votto's offense, Hamilton's defense push Reds past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- A handful of Billy Hamilton's finest defensive plays have been to the benefit of right-hander Dan Straily. Following his latest gem on Straily's behalf, Hamilton said he is expecting, at minimum, a restaurant gift card. But, Straily believes Hamilton's just reward is coming...." August 23

  • Blue Jays Pursued Joey Votto Trade Last Summer

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays opened “serious discussions” with the Reds last summer about a possible deal to add star first baseman Joey Votto, according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star. But those talks “never gained momentum,” per the report. Instead, Toronto shifted its attention to adding Troy..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Gonzalez launches three homers as Dodgers rout Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers hit seven home runs in a game, current manager Dave Roberts had a nice view from left field, albeit in a San Diego Padres uniform. "It feels much better on this side," Roberts said. Adrian Gonzalez belted three of the Dodgers' seven..." August 22

  • Zack Cozart optimistic about Reds' future

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Zack Cozart’s not exactly fond of watching his team play from the dugout, something he did plenty a year ago. But these last couple of days have been different, he said. While he still wants to be on the field and is pushing to get back at some point this week from an Achilles’ tendon injury,..." August 22

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