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Bruce hits 3-run homer in Reds' win over Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) Jay Bruce snapped a spring slump with a three-run homer among his two hits and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 on Tuesday. Bruce, who was hitting .162 coming in, scored twice and singled during a five-run sixth inning. Michael Lorenzen helped his cause in a bid for the Reds' final rotation spot by allowing four hits and one run over four innings...
Via AP on Fox
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jose Mijares suspended 50 games for drug of abuse

NEW YORK (AP) Pitcher Jose Mijares has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The 30-year-old left-hander last pitched in the major leagues with San Francisco in 2013. He agreed to a minor league contract with Cincinnati's Louisville team on Dec. 28 and was released March 23. His suspension, announced...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds add nursing suite to Great American Ballpark

Moms who are Cincinnati Reds fans like their team a little bit more today. The team has announced that it's added a nursing suite to Great American Ballpark for the 2015 season. The suite features a changing station, kitchenette area, private bathroom, televisions and a couple of very comfortable looking chairs.
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Utility Players For Fantasy Baseball 2015

The game of baseball is evolving into so much more than what it used to be. Now sabermetrics are being utilized along with defensive shifts in manager’€™s every day strategy. The uses of utility players are becoming more and more common, and the value of these types of players is rising. Utility players play a pivotal role in fantasy baseball because of their flexibility. A...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds to have in-stadium nursery for moms attending games (pics)

Bringing an infant to a baseball game obviously can be a challenging, arduous and sometimes harrowing ordeal. The Cincinnati Reds apparently are the first team in Major League Baseball to try to do something to lighten the load and make an enjoyable gameday experience more conducive to all involved parties. Reds spokesman Michael Anderson told...Read More The post Cincinnati Reds...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds’ New Nursery Is Pretty Damn Cool

The Cincinnati Reds are making it even more convenient for families to come and enjoy a game at the ballpark, thanks to the team’s new nursery area at Great American Ball Park. Now, moms and dads can watch the game and utilize a “first of its kind” nursery, which includes a kitchenette, a bathroom, lockers Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Joey Votto’s DFS Value

View image | gettyimages.com Attempt to follow this argument logically. P: People like new toys. P: Baseball fans are people. —————————————– C: Therefore, baseball fans like new toys. It’s been a while since I had a class in logic, but I’m certain you would agree that the argument above is a valid argument. In this instance, consider that “toys”...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds release Paul Maholm, send five to minors

The Cincinnati Reds have released left handed reliever Paul Maholm. He had allowed three runs over 12.1 spring innings (2.19 ERA) with just two walks and he had five strikeouts. The team also sent five others to minor league camp. Right handed pitcher Pedro Villarreal was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Right handed pitcher Nate Adcock, Ivan De Jesus, Irving Falu and Kyle Skipwroth...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds final week roster battle: Chris Dominguez or Ivan De Jesus Jr?

The Cincinnati Reds came into spring training looking to fill out their bench with a few new players. Brennan Boesch would seem to be a lock on one of the spots. With Skip Schumaker, Kristopher Negron and Brayan Pena also seemingly having spots locked up, that would leave one spot up for grabs. At this point in time it would seem that it’s down to two guys: Chris Dominguez and...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds add room for nursing moms in stadium

The Cincinnati Reds are opening a nursing center in their ballpark, believed to be the first such facility inside a sports venue.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds release ten players from the minor leagues

The Cincinnati Reds have released ten players in the last few days as they’ve begun to trim their minor league rosters as we near the start of the season. Here’s the list of the players released: Pitchers RHP |Tony Amezcua RHP | Wagner Gomez RHP | Ryan Kemp RHP | Luke Moran RHP | Austin Muehring LHP | Jordan Remer RHP | Mike Saunders RHP | Jefry Sierra RHP | Jamie Walczak Position...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sisters Smash Home Run On the Business Field with Baseball Lacelet

MLB stars Stephen Strasburg, Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier are just a few of the many baseball players that have sported one of the hottest baseball accessories on the market. A year after sisters Alexis Rosenbaum and Hannah King founded Baseball Lacelet outside the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland, Ohio, the accessory is rapidly gaining a following among both baseball fans...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Land SS Devin Lohman From Reds

The Phillies announced today that they have acquired shortstop Devin Lohman from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for future considerations. The 25-year-old will report right to minor league camp. Lohman was selected in the third round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft by the Reds, and in two seasons with Double-A Pensacola, has hit .240 with 13 HRs, 18 RBIs, and a .307 OBP. Defensively...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview Already playing in a very tough NL Central division, the Cincinnati Reds 2014 season was underwhelming largely due to a number of injuries to some of their key players in the batting order.  With last season behind them and everyone now healthy, the Reds offense, mixed in with a stud ace and closer anchoring the pitching staff, will look to make some...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips is not down with OBP

So I guess this is why Brandon Phillips doesn’t go by @DatDudeOBP on Twitter. When asked if he was down with OBP, the Reds second baseman basically said, “No, you know me.” While talking to USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale, Phillips spoke out against the increased emphasis on a player’s on-base percentage among baseball writers and broadcasters. What’s amusing is who he...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips: Stats, analytics are messing up baseball

Count Brandon Phillips as part of the anti-analytics group of athletes. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale wrote a terrific article juxtaposing Cincinnati Reds teammates Phillips and Joey Votto, both of whom have had a terrific careers despite polar opposite approaches at the plate. Phillips is a swinger who has never walked more than 46 times in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips Says On-Base Percentage Ruining Baseball

When I was a young(er) man playing in a competitive fast-pitch softball league some years ago, the team I played for had plenty of individual talent, but we were always prone to a series of mental and physical errors that would open the floodgates for a big inning for the opposition. Several coaches tried to harness our talent and produce a team whose results matched its potential...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

2014 was a year to forget for the Cincinnati Reds. After making the playoffs in 2013 as a wild card team, the Reds regressed significantly last season due to injuries and underperforming players. Coming into 2015, the Reds are looking to get back on track and compete once again in the NL Central. Although they didn’t compete for a division title a season ago, they still had an...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Cingrani, Now In A Position To Succeed

Tony Cingrani is going to the Reds bullpen, having already been ruled out of the Cincinnati starting competition. If that’s a surprise, it’s only because after they shed Alfredo Simon and Mat Latos over the winter, the team might now actually start the season with one (or both!) of Paul Maholm and Jason Marquis in the […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds and Playing It Too Safe

Over the winter, the Reds remade their starting rotation, trading away both Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon, getting younger and cheaper players back in return for a pair of arms headed into their walk years. However, they declined to go into a full rebuild, keeping both Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake despite the fact that […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds outfielder Kyle Waldrop loses shoe while legging out triple (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds outfielder Kyle Waldrop lost his shoe while legging out a triple during Friday night's Catcus League spring training game against the L.A. Dodgers.In the top of the fourth, Waldrop ripped the extra-base hit to right center field and was halfway between second and third when his right shoe went flying off behind him. The second...
Via Holdout Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and the Back Leg

Last year, Cincinnati’s two middle of the order bats both had back leg injuries that robbed them of much of their power. Because of the complicated nature of swing mechanics, maybe it’s not surprising that both sluggers were affected differently by left leg injuries. But they did suffer. “I saw a lot of ground balls […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds minor leaguer arrested after allegedly assaulting woman

Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Tannier Rahier, a second-round pick in the 2012 Draft by Cincinnati, was arrested in Arizona on Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting a woman. He was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to injury, and has since been released. The details from the Arizona Republic are disturbing. Glendale police...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds began what could be a long, slow slide to the bottom of the NL Central in 2014, finishing with 76 wins — only three ahead of the Cubs for last place. Injuries killed what promised to be a strong lineup. General manager Walt Jocketty probably should have begun a roster renovation, and did trade Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon for young talent during the offseason...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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