REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Turner to stay on as Reds' third catcher

When the Reds activate Devin Mesoraco from the disabled list ahead of Friday's series opener with the Cardinals, it looks like they will keep Rule 5 pick Stuart Turner on the 25-man roster.
Via Reds.com
2 hours ago

Reds at Brewers, Game 3: Preview/Predictions Thread

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers 1:40 PM ET Rookie Davis vs. Wily Peralta The Cincinnati Reds are looking to avoid getting swept for the first time this season as they take on Milwaukee in the final set of their three game series. They will send Rookie Davis to the hill in hopes that he will keep the Brewers’ power in check. Davis, fresh off the 10-day DL after taking a...
Via Red Reporter
4 hours ago

Cozart raking while top of lineup struggles

Zack Cozart leads the Majors in batting, so should he hit higher in the Reds' lineup?
Via Reds.com
16 hours ago

Astin recalled; Hernandez sent to Double-A

One day after Ariel Hernandez gave the Reds 2 2/3 scoreless innings with five K's vs. the Brewers, he was optioned back to Double-A.
Via Reds.com
20 hours ago

Reds option Ariel Hernandez to AA Pensacola, recall Barrett Astin

The fun hath been temporarily crushed. The 100 mph fastball. The knee-buckling 88 mph curve ball. The 2.2 innings of perfect pitching and the 5 strikeouts. It'll take awhile for us to forget the electric big league debut of Ariel Hernandez from Monday night, the one where he dazzled and carved through the Milwaukee Brewers with elegant ease. And we'll have to rely purely on memory...
Via Red Reporter
23 hours ago

Ariel Hernandez Might Already Be Elite

The Cincinnati Reds are young and rebuilding, so it’s not too much of a surprise that, this year, they’ve had more players make their major-league debuts than any other team. Yesterday, a pitcher named Ariel Hernandez showed up for the first time. He was tasked with some early innings in relief of an unsuccessful starter. Although it’s never easy to make one’s first-ever...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds links - Devin Mesoraco back Friday, Ariel Herandez debuts

Tuesday links! The long-awaited 2015 2016 2017 return of Devin Mesoraco seems primed to finally happen on Friday according to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon, who spoke with Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price about the veteran catcher’s status yesterday. With his 20 day rehab stint with AA Pensacola set to run its course this week, the team will recall him on Friday to open the series...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

Eric Thames keeps destroying baseballs, and keeps being an amazing story.After struggling in two major-league seasons, Thames starred in the Korean Baseball Organization for three years, and was given another MLB opportunity. The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 30-year-old to a three-year, $16 million deal over the offseason, and he’s just about made the contract well worth it already...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Southern League Player of the Week: RHP Jimmy Herget – Reds

From the beginning of the 2017 Minor League season, players have been tearing it up with hot at bats, and while searching through the various leagues, I came across a pitcher that is just as hot, shutting down opponents one inning at a time. In 2015, the Cincinnati Reds drafted right hander Jimmy Herget out of the University of South Florida in the 6th round of the June MLB Draft...
Via Legends On Deck
2 days ago

Bronson Arroyo goes 6 innings, leads Reds over Cubs 7-5

Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronson Arroyo goes 6 innings, leads Reds over Cubs 7-5 (Apr 23, 2017)

Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Tony Renda Throwing Wrench in Peraza Plans

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Cincinnati Reds: Bronson Arroyo’s unique new role

Bronson Arroyo’s return to the Cincinnati Reds had some scratching their heads. However, despite not having the pitching strength he once had. Arroyo could serve a truly worthwhile purpose for the Reds. Arroyo could be a veteran mentor giving guidance to the litnay of rookies on the Reds pitching staff. A role Scott Rolen unofficially had on offense while with the Reds. One the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Finnegan becomes 4th Reds starting pitcher on DL

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds hot start shows their potential

At the moment the Cincinnati Reds are the best team in baseball. Granted we’re only a week in and expectations are that this won’t last. Yet, these Reds are showing some hope for future success. It’s worth remembering that last year the Reds started on a good note. Then they quickly crashed, burned and never really recovered. For all anyone knows this might happen again this...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lessons from the Cincinnati Reds opening series

Great news for Cincinnati Reds fans, they have a winning record. Granted only three games have gone by so far this season. Yet, those three games could forecast interesting things about this team. The Reds won two out of three against the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this week. Winning the second and third games of the series, after losing on Opening Day. Going into tonight, the...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Finnegan Improves, Again, Probably

With the switch from the standard PITCHf/x pitch-tracking system to Trackman, a few missteps are to be expected. Dave Cameron, for example, recently pointed out that we have to be careful about reporting velocity right now. Jeff Zimmerman gave us a way to convert old velocities into today’s reality, and Tom Tango offered up way to use current readings to approximate velocities...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Lorenzen’s Officially a Two-Way Player

A couple weeks ago, Zach Buchanan wrote an article with the following headline: Can Michael Lorenzen be a two-way player? Spring training is full of headlines that begin with words like “can” or “will” and that end with a question mark. The regular season is for settling. It’s still that early part of the regular season where people will watch a game between the Phillies...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds prospect posted drug videos to Snapchat before suspension

Ian Kahaloa has to be the prime example for young athletes about why you need to be worried about what you post to social media.The Cincinnati Reds prospect was suspended 50 games by MLB on Tuesday after a second positive test for drugs of abuse. Given some of his postings to Snapchat, the positive drug tests should not come as a surprise.A Twitter user posted videos last month that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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