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Hamilton returns from Achilles inflammation

Billy Hamilton, who had been sidelined since Saturday due to Achilles inflammation, returned as the designated hitter in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the White Sox. Hamilton went 0-for-3, and was one of the many victims of a lights-out Jose Quintana, who carried a perfect game into the sixth inning.
Via Reds.com
5 hours ago

Price pondered Votto batting leadoff in 2016

In the context of facing the Cubs last Thursday and witnessing their innovative approach in leading off Kyle Schwarber, Reds manager Bryan Price admitted he pondered the prospect of Joey Votto in the one hole last year.
Via Reds.com
5 hours ago

Reds flat in 4-2 loss to White Sox

Arroyo pitches 4 solid innings in loss The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Taylor Trammell stepped to the plate in the top of the eighth inning with the Reds trailing 3-0. The previous three batters had walked, singled, struck out, and walked, which meant the bases were loaded with Redlegs and that the White Sox pitcher (Burdi) was struggling to find the strike zone...
Via Red Reporter
6 hours ago

Arroyo makes strong case for rotation

Bronson Arroyo, the 40-year-old right-hander in a crowded mix fighting for a rotation spot, continued to make his case in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the White Sox.
Via Reds.com
7 hours ago

Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias could miss start of season after slipping in shower

A home mishap could keep Cincinnati Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias sidelined for the start of the 2017 season. According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Thursday, Iglesias slipped in the shower three weeks ago, resulting in a bone bruise in his pitching elbow and soreness in both his hips. He reportedly will not resume throwing again for another several days, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds closer Raisel Iglesias questionable for Opening Day after falling in shower

It’s that time of the year where ridiculous baseball injuries start to prevent players from appearing on the Opening Day roster. The latest player that has fallen victim to an off-the-field injury is Cincinnati Reds closer Raisel Iglesias. He’s a question mark for Opening Day after falling in the shower and injuring his right elbow and both of his hips. Per Cincinnati.com...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds prospect Nick Hanson set for Tommy John surgery

A blow for the talented young pitcher. Our own Eric Roseberry broke a bit of unfortunate news on Thursday, as it appears Cincinnati Reds RHP Nick Hanson will undergo Tommy John surgery. Hanson, the Reds' 3rd round pick from last June's draft, is still just 18 years of age, and he was signed for an over-slot amount of $925,000 to entice him to forgo his commitment to play for the...
Via Red Reporter
9 hours ago

Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias injures elbow, hip in shower fall

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias may miss Opening Day as a result of two injuries which were suffered while taking a shower.Originally, Reds manager Bryan Price wouldn’t divulge to reporters the nature of Iglesias’ hip and elbow issues, simply stating the injuries, were “sustained at home.” But Iglesias later revealed that he sustained the injuries after falling in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Red Report - Cody Reed

Cincinnati's next ace in the making? Fast Facts Position: Pitcher Bats: Left  Throws: Left Height: 6-5  Weight: 228 (non-Rendezvous BBQ day), 237 (Rendezvous BBQ day) Cody Austin Reed was born in Memphis, TN on April 15, 1993, just one day after Brandon Finnegan, his teammate with both the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds. It seems Reed put on his baby shoes and...
Via Red Reporter
14 hours ago

Sal Romano looking for shot in Cincinnati Reds rotation

Sal Romano is living up to his name so far this spring and adding much needed flavor to a hungry franchise and fan-base (Sal is salt in Spanish). Many Reds fans were quick to criticize the front office for their trade of Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins this off-season, diving a step deeper into the youth movement. It was expected that Homer Bailey, Anthony Descalfani, would headline...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds pick newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have chosen newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day against the Philadelphia Phillies. Injuries have depleted the Reds' rotation for the second straight spring training. Homer Bailey had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow and is expected to miss the first two months of the season. Anthony DeSclafani, who was in line to start...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Reds All-Star to lead Opening Day parade

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame will serve as grand marshal of the Reds' Opening Day parade. The Reds and Findlay Market say Sean Casey will be this year's grand marshal. Casey played for the Reds from 1998 to 2005, and became known as "The Mayor" for his affable personality. Opening Day is April 3, with the parade kicking off at noon. The first pitch...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronson Arroyo is Rocking Some Vintage Gear

After not throwing in the Majors since June 2014, Bronson Arroyo is back. The onetime (and possibly future?) Redleg isn’t the only relic in Peoria, Arizona for Spring Training. Turns out, Arroyo brought some vintage gear with him as he guns for a gig with the Cincinnati Reds. So, if you’re keeping track at home, Arroyo hit camp with some 1999 Kenny Lofton cleats and the same...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds pitcher Arroyo hit in face by catcher's throw, exits

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo was hit in the face by a catcher's throw on a stolen base attempt and exited a spring training game against Texas. Arroyo was struck Saturday. He was checked by a trainer, went to another field and threw for a while. Arroyo said he didn't expect to miss a start. Arroyo was hit when Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was trying...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony DeSclafani shut down for four weeks with UCL sprain

According to Cincinnati Enquirer’s Zach Buchanan, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani will be shut down for four weeks with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.This news is following reports of the pitcher experiencing elbow soreness a couple weeks back.The 26-year-old was originally named the Opening Day starter, but that idyllic narrative may be altered...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are the six players you’ll be most surprised to see in the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is underway, and so far it has been a lot of fun. Team Israel began 3-0 to advance to the next pool, Cuba and Japan cruised as they typically do, the Dominican Republic looked unstoppable in a win over Canada and the United States won on a walk-off Friday.One of the many pleasures of the WBC is checking in on players you once knew and loved whom you haven’t...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen’s Other Hammer

Drew Storen‘s breaking ball is probably a slider, but for the purposes of this piece, let’s imagine he has a curveball. Sometimes called a hammer, or a yellow hammer, the curveball’s downward trajectory and velocity gap off the fastball serves to elicit balls that pound the ground. Storen also has a literal hammer, designed to pound… gloves. Play the game, and you’ve...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Thing Joey Votto Isn’t Good At

It might be surprising, but there’s one thing Joey Votto isn’t good at. Well, to be more precise, there’s one thing that Joey Votto doesn’t think he’s good at. He’s done a lot of work, and it looks like he’s good at it. When it comes to defense, though, he credits the work and not any natural ability. And then last year happened, so maybe he’s not so good at it, after...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Price Elaborates on Workloads and Pitcher Injuries

Back in December, Bryan Price opined in these pages that young pitchers should throw more, not less. The Cincinnati Reds manager was referring to the minor leagues — youthful amateurs are a different story — which is essentially finishing school for up-and-coming hurlers. In Price’s view, “throwing is the only way for them to learn the craft.” For that reason, they should...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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