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Reds lose to Giants on walk-off dinger in Cactus League opener

Baseball is back. Buy your World Series tickets here: [insert website here]. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game There are several pitching prospects in the Cincinnati Reds system that are rated higher than Sal Romano, and rightly so given their pedigrees and past performances. As such, Sal gets overlooked rather often when we talk about the future of the team's pitching...
Via Red Reporter
5 hours ago

Injuries behind him, Davis eyes spot with Reds

The main stats that Reds pitching prospect Rookie Davis posted for Double-A Pensacola in 2016 would indicate he had some good numbers. But a closer look revealed some issues that frustrated the right hander.
Via Reds.com
6 hours ago

Reds jump on Bumgarner in Cactus opener

Chris Marrero blasted a three-run, walk-off homer as the Giants rallied past the Reds, 6-4, in Friday's Cactus League opener at Scottsdale Stadium.
Via Reds.com
6 hours ago

Reds OF Duvall trying to build on 2016 season.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Adam Duvall is hard at work in the Arizona desert, looking for an encore to his breakout season for the Cincinnati Reds. For the slugging outfielder, the biggest key is the smallest details. ''You don't try to repeat anything,'' Duvall said. ''You've got to get your work in. You've got to stay focused and try to do the little things right. To go back, that...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds testing things out at Spring Training

The Cincinnati Reds face the San Francisco Giants in their first Spring Training game today. With Opening Day on the horizon, the Cincinnati Reds have an opportunity to start fresh in Arizona. Usually spring training games don’t leave big impressions on fans. After all they’re exhibitions, they don’t technically count for a darn thing. This year for the Cincinnati Reds, these...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training 2017 Game 1: Reds at Giants

Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants Friday, February 24, 2016 3:05 PM EST Rookie Davis v. Madison Bumgarner *** Lineups REDS GIANTS Jose Peraza 2B Brandon Crawford SS Arismendy Alcantara CF Joe Panik 2B Scott Schebler RF Brandon Belt 1B Adam Duvall LF Hunter Pence RF Jesse Winker DH Michael Morse DH Patrick Kivlehan 1B Jarrett...
Via Red Reporter
10 hours ago

Dilson Herrera out of WBC with shoulder issue

The Cincinnati infielder has a balky shoulder...again. We learned last evening that Cincinnati Reds infielder Dilson Herrera would not be playing for Team Colombia in the upcoming World Baseball Classic despite having originally have been on their roster. "No problem," we said collectively. "It’s surely just because he’s since seen Brandon Phillips traded away, and he thinks...
Via Red Reporter
11 hours ago

Reds INF Dilson Herrera hampered by shoulder inflammation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cincinnati Reds infielder Dilson Herrera has inflammation in his right shoulder and will not throw for a couple days. The injury will prevent Herrera from playing for his native Colombia in the World Baseball Classic. Reds manager Bryan Price says Herrera can hit and field grounders, but probably won't throw again until Monday or Tuesday. Herrera also experienced...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Setback forces Reds' Herrera out of Classic

Reds second-base prospect Dilson Herrera had a setback in camp recently and was diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder. Herrera's injury will prevent him from representing Colombia in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Via Reds.com
14 hours ago

Joey Votto's making certain he'll be in top shape for entire season

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When Joey Votto announced in late December that he would not play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, he issued a somewhat puzzling statement. “There were some aspects of my performance in 2016 that I have decided were lacking,” the Reds’ first baseman said. “I would like to use 2017 Spring Training for preparation.” What the heck was Votto...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Tony Cingrani Needs a New Pitch, Is Working on It

We know early spring-training coverage, February coverage, is littered with Best Shape of His Life stories. While there’s no database to the track the impact and predictive power of these stories, the general sense is they generally do not correlate with dramatically better performance in the following season. In a FanGraphs chat a couple weeks ago, one questioner asked me to...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storen aiming for Reds' closer role, Price mulling bullpen

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Drew Storen is comfortable with his catcher, and that's important for a former closer who is trying to earn the role with the Cincinnati Reds. Storen attended high school in Indiana with Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart, who lobbied for him to join Cincinnati in the offseason. Storen agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal and will be in competition for the closer...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Effectively Wild Episode 1019: Season Preview Series: Red Sox and Reds

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan preview the Red Sox’ 2017 season with Alex Speier of the The Boston Globe and the Reds’ 2017 season with Zach Buchanan of the The Cincinnati Enquirer. Audio intro: The Jayhawks, "Red’s Song"Audio interstitial: Neko Case, "Red Tide"Audio outro: Neil Young, "Red Sun" Link to Alex’s article about Boston’s pitching-optimization planLink to...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Homer Bailey undergoes surgery for bone spurs, out 4-6 weeks

According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, right-handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Buchanan also adds the ten-year veteran will miss between four and six weeks and will most likely start the season on the disabled list.The 30-year-old recently complained during the offseason he was experiencing discomfort...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Straily trade’s impact for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds will go into the 2017 season without one of last seasons most notable pitchers. In a deal that leaves an interesting impact on the Reds pitching staff. On Thursday the Cincinnati Reds traded Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Straily the Reds get three Marlins minor league prospects. The 2016 season was Dan Straily’s breakout season in the majors...
Via isportsweb.com
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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