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  • Pete Rose, 'I'm In Poor Health and Disabled'

    TMZ "Pete Rose says his health is "deteriorating" -- and his income has taken a serious hit -- and he's worried his ex-wife is bleeding him dry.  The ex-MLB star had previously acknowledged that he had heart issues -- with 3 major procedures in the past 5 years --..." September 14

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Cincinnati Reds' rotation remains in flux; Mahle may or may not make next scheduled start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds' rotation has been in a permanent state of flux this season. The latest? Tyler Mahle is in limbo after one September start.  “We’ve got a question mark on (Tuesday)," Reds Interim Manager Jim Riggleman said. "We’re not sure..." September 12

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Report: Reds to try to keep Matt Harvey

    MLB Trade Rumors "Even though the Reds are out of contention and right-hander Matt Harvey is a pending free agent, the club opted against trading him to the NL Central rival Brewers before last month’s waiver deadline. Milwaukee won the claim for Harvey, but it turns out the Brewers only offered..." September 08

  • Reds Select Tim Federowicz, Gabby Guerrero

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced today that they have selected the contracts of catcher Tim Federowicz and outfielder Gabby Guerrero. To create 40-man space, the organization recalled righty Keury Mella and placed him on the 60-day DL. That pair of newcomers to the MLB roster will be joined by..." September 04

  • 10 MLB managers who may not return for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "As the playoff race heads to the final stretdch, teams on the other end of things are facing other concerns. A number of managers must be feeling their seats getting warmer, be it because their contracts are coming to an end with no guarantee of renewal or because their struggling teams have..." September 03

  • Braves Acquire Preston Tucker

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have brought back a familiar face in Preston Tucker, re-acquiring the outfielder from the Reds in exchange for cash considerations (as per the Braves’ official Twitter feed). Atlanta previously traded Tucker to Cincinnati as part of the teams’ July deal..." September 02

  • Reds Release Zack Weiss

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have released right-hander Zack Weiss in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for shortstop Blake Trahan, whose September call-up was reported earlier today. Weiss, 26, has never known any organization other than the Reds. The organization drafted him in the sixth..." September 01

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • Reds Outright Rookie Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced Monday that they’ve reinstated right-hander Rookie Davis from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Louisville after he cleared waivers. He’ll remain in the organization but won’t require a 40-man roster spot even though..." August 27

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Harvey 'absolutely' open to re-signing with Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Matt Harvey admits there were some nerves before Friday's start against the Chicago Cubs.  He knew he was claimed on waivers and was unsure of his future. Would he make his start? Would he be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers?  The only place he moved was from..." August 25

  • Brewers Claim Matt Harvey On Revocable Waivers; No Agreement Reached Yet

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers are the team that placed the winning claim on Reds right-hander Matt Harvey on Wednesday, reports Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter). They’ve yet to agree to a trade with the Reds, it seems, though there’s still time to do so before waivers on Harvey expire..." August 24

  • Reds GM has strange reason for decision to keep Matt Harvey

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite the fact that he’s a free agent at the end of the season and the opportunity to trade him did arise, the Cincinnati Reds aren’t moving Matt Harvey before the waiver trade deadline. Harvey had been claimed on waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers, who would have had the..." August 24

  • Joey Votto 'not there yet' recovering from leg injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Joey Votto took batting practice on the field Thursday and did some pre-game work at first base. Out with a right lower leg contusion, the result of being hit by a pitch earlier this month, Votto said there are some areas where..." August 24

  • Reds To Pull Billy Hamilton Off Revocable Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Following up on his statement that Matt Harvey will remain in Cincinnati, Reds general manager Nick Krall added that he expects Billy Hamilton to remain with the team as well (link via Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer). Hamilton, like Harvey, had been..." August 24

  • Brewers reportedly claimed Matt Harvey on trade waivers, but were unable to work out a deal before deadline

    CBS Sports "Trade waiver season is in full swing -- Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams were joined different teams earlier this week -- and it appeared Reds righty Matt Harvey would be the next player on the move. That is no longer the case. According to multiple..." August 24

  • Matt Harvey Claimed Off Revocable Waivers By Unknown Team

    MLB Trade Rumors "Reds right-hander Matt Harvey has been claimed off revocable trade waivers by an unknown club, per Robert Murray and C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic (Twitter link). It’s unclear when the claim was placed, but the claiming team would have 48 hours to work out a trade with the..." August 22

  • If/when Reds release Homer Bailey, who will take his spot?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Short and semi-sweet today, Mobsters, and here’s a fact of my life: I live on the East Side, far east side now, and almost every work thing I do that doesn’t involve Bengals/Reds/UC/XU involves a lengthy trip west. I have no idea why that is. The other day it was West..." August 21

  • Cincinnati Reds are making front-office changes with their scouting director and farm director

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds are implementing some changes to their front office.  Chris Buckley, the Reds’ scouting director, was reassigned to a new position in the front office along with Jeff Graupe, the team’s farm director, according to sources with knowledge of the..." August 17

  • Reds manager furious that Nats' Madson intentionally hit now-injured Votto

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The juxtaposition was hard to miss. One day after Miami pitcher Jose Urena was suspended six games for hitting Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch, Joey Votto went on the disabled list with the lingering effects of getting hit by Washington reliever Ryan Madson on Aug...." August 17

  • Reds Place Joey Votto On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced this afternoon that they’ve placed first baseman Joey Votto on the 10-day disabled list due to a right knee contusion. Votto, of course, was hit near that knee by Ryan Madson last week in what many believed to be an intentional plunking. A pair of..." August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Scooter Gennett explains why he would like to sign a long-term contract with the Cincinnati Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Before the start of this season, Scooter Gennett approached the Reds with interest in securing a long-term contract. The Reds declined, Gennett says, because he was fresh off a career season and the front office wanted to see him repeat his success. He's certainly done..." August 12

  • Scooter Gennett still waiting for extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett was pushing for a contract extension back in May, but no deal has come together since. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old – who’s only controllable for another season – told Bill Ladson of this week that he remains hopeful he’ll..." August 11

  • Reds Sign Tim Federowicz

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have signed backstop Tim Federowicz to a minors deal, per the transactions page (h/t to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle). Indeed, the veteran has been with the organization for a few days already and is active at Triple-A. Federowicz, who recently..." August 08

  • Reds hope Votto can return on Friday

    The Score "Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto sat out his second straight game on Wednesday while nursing a right knee contusion. The team hopes the injury will improve enough that he'll be able to start Friday night when the Reds open a three-game series against the Arizona..." August 08

  • Unfortunately for Homer Bailey, he embodies Cincinnati Reds' pitching

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Watching Homer Bailey pitch is like Groundhog Day without the laughs. It’s not about Bailey, specifically. He’s trying. He has worked very hard through a perpetual injury jinx. He can be a cantankerous Texan, but he has my admiration. Occasionally, he’s still a decent..." August 07

  • Harvey looks back, regrets 'mistakes' in NY "The days after the Mets designated Matt Harvey for assignment were fraught with "a lot of tears, a lot of sad moments," as Harvey recalls them three months later. Unsure of his future in the middle of the season, Harvey huddled with his agent, Scott Boras, in Los Angeles. He buried..." August 06

  • Matt Harvey still seems bothered by Mets demoting him

    Yardbarker "Matt Harvey still seems bothered by the New York Mets demoting him to the bullpen. Harvey returned to Citi Field on Monday for the first time since being traded to the Cincinnati Reds in May. He visited with reporters before the first of a three-game series between the Mets and Reds..." August 06

  • Mets fans can finally tell Matt Harvey how they really feel

    New York Post "It will be a Harvey Day unlike any other. Matt Harvey, traded in May, is scheduled to make his return to Citi Field on Monday when the Mets start a series with the Reds. Harvey is not scheduled to pitch in the series, but former teammates, casual observers and even disinterested..." August 06

  • Matt Harvey trolls Mets ahead of Citi Field return

    Sportsnaut "Matt Harvey is set to return to Citi Field for the first time as a visitor on Monday when his Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Mets. He’s already messing with his former team. Shots fired. It’s not surprising that Harvey isn’t in any hurry to help his..." August 05

  • Alex Cora takes parting shot at Yankees

    Yardbarker "Alex Cora delivered a parting shot in the direction of Luis Severino following Friday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The first inning of Friday’s game between the two teams in Boston was an eventful one. Brett Gardner was hit by a pitch from Rick..." August 04

  • Hunter Greene Diagnosed With Sprained UCL

    MLB Trade Rumors "Top Reds prospect Hunter Greene has been diagnosed with a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced. He won’t pitch again this season. For the time being, Greene is slated to attempt to rehab the injury. The announcement indicates that he’ll report to..." August 03

  • Matt Harvey expected to be moved by deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "With mere hours left until the MLB trade deadline, Reds righty Matt Harvey is a clear trade candidate. The longtime beleaguered Met joined the Reds in a May swap for Devin Mesoraco.  Harvey, 29, will be eligible for free agency at season’s end. His work with the Reds in 14..." July 31

  • Adam Duvall Traded to Braves; Reds Land Lucas Sims, Matt Wisler, Preston Tucker

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Braves added some power to their lineup Monday one day before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. The Braves announced they acquired outfielder Adam Duvall in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for pitchers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston..." July 31

  • Teams not very high on Matt Harvey

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey has been surprisingly solid since the New York Mets gave up on him and he wound up in Cincinnati, but that does not mean the Reds are going to get much for him in a potential trade. While teams have expressed interest in Harvey in advance of the July 31 trade deadline, Ken..." July 29

  • Amir Garrett exits game with Achilles strain

    Hardball Talk "Reds reliever Amir Garrett was forced to make an early exit from Friday’s game against the Phillies after sustaining a mild Achilles strain. In the fifth inning, the lefty sprinted towards first base to tag Odubel Herrera, but stepped awkwardly on the base and crumpled to the ground...." July 28

  • Reds Designate Kyle Crockett

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have designated southpaw Kyle Crockett, the club announced. That move, along with the optioning of righty Austin Brice, allowed the club to promote southpaw Wandy Peralta and right-hander Keury Mella. Crockett, 26, had recorded 11 strikeouts while..." July 27

  • Report: Brewers, Reds talking Matt Harvey trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey may be going from the bottom of the NL Central to near the top. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on Thursday that the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers are engaged in “ongoing” trade talks on the former All-Star pitcher. The Reds are..." July 27

  • Reds outfielder Jesse Winker likely out for the season with a shoulder injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Throughout the last couple of seasons, Jesse Winker has dealt with pain his right shoulder.  After aggravating the injury Monday, Winker is expected to miss the remainder of the season. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, diagnosing the injury as a right..." July 26

  • Multiple teams reportedly showing interest in Reds’ relievers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Reds are in last place in the NL Central division and are positioned to be sellers at the trade deadline, and there are reportedly multiple teams that want to do business with them. According to Jon Paul Morosi of, the Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta..." July 25

  • At least 4 teams checking in on Reds' relievers "The Orioles are perceived as controlling the market for late-inning relievers, because Zach Britton is drawing widespread interest across the industry. Based on volume, however, the Reds are the most influential bullpen seller of all. Sources say the Rockies, Red Sox, Braves and..." July 24

  • Reds looking to trade Matt Harvey

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey’s stay in Cincinnati may end up being a brief one. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported on Monday that the Reds are looking to trade the former All-Star pitcher before the Jul. 31 deadline, calling it a “main focus” for them. Crasnick also lists the..." July 23

  • Reds' weekend woes against the Pirates make the trade deadline more interesting

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Melancholy Monday, Mobsters. The worst thing about vacation is having to come back. Sometimes, the coming back is so cruddy, you almost wonder why you vacated in the first place. Almost. More on that presently. For now, the Reds flounder and Tiger is a good guy and that’s a..." July 23

  • Reds' Alex Blandino: Hits disabled list with torn ACL

    CBS Sports "Blandino was placed on the disabled list with a torn ACL on Saturday. Blandino suffered the injury in Friday's game against the Pirates. The severity of the injury will likely shut him down for the season. " July 21

  • Reds recall outfielder to replace injured Schebler

    Local 12 "The Reds on Friday recalled outfielder Phillip Ervin from Class AAA Louisville to fill the roster of outfielder Scott Schebler, who was placed on the disabled on Wednesday due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. Schebler's move was retroactive to Sunday after he injured..." July 20

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19