Cincinnati Reds Wiretap

Reds Will Start Jose Peraza At Second Base

Feb 14, 2017 6:59 AM

The Cincinnati Reds will give Jose Peraza a chance to entrench himself at second base after trading Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves.

Bryan Price says Peraza will be the team's second baseman until he struggles. He was one of Cincinnati's most impressive young players last season, hitting .324 in 72 games with three homers and 25 RBIs.

"From Peraza's body of work, he's a regular," Price said. "He'd have to pay his way off the position."

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

Reds Agree To Trade Phillips To Braves

Feb 12, 2017 1:04 PM

Long rumored to be on the move, Brandon Phillips is finally leaving Cincinnati. A source told ESPN's Buster Olney on Sunday that the Reds have agreed to a trade that will send the second baseman to the Atlanta Braves.

A source told ESPN's Jim Bowden that Phillips passed his physical Sunday and will retain his full no-trade rights, which he waived to approve the trade to Atlanta.

The Reds will receive left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo, sources told ESPN. McKirahan, 27, appeared in 27 games in relief for the Braves in 2015, posting a 5.93 ERA. Portuondo is a 29-year-old Cuban whose only American experience is 17 games between Class A and Triple-A last season.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Terms Agreement, Trade Rumor

Braves, Reds Talking Brandon Phillips Trade

Feb 12, 2017 3:18 AM

Brandon Phillips could soon be headed to Atlanta. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday evening that the Braves are nearing a trade to acquire the second baseman from the Reds. Neither club has confirmed the report.

It's not yet clear what Cincinnati may receive in return, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Phillips would be the only player the Reds would give up in a potential trade. The report cautioned that while an agreement is close, there are still hurdles to clear before it's completed.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Desmond Jennings Nearing Deal With Reds

Feb 3, 2017 8:00 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are nearing a deal with Desmond Jennings, according to a report.

The agreement would be a Minor League pact.

Jennings, 30, has been limited by leg injuries for the past two seasons.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Reds Working On Contract Agreement With Bronson Arroyo

Jan 31, 2017 8:21 AM

The Cincinnati Reds and Bronson Arroyo are working on a contract agreement, according to a report.

The deal is expected to be a minor league pact with an invitation to spring training.

Arroyo is nearly 40 and hasn't thrown a pitch in the Major Leagues in more than two years.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Scott Feldman Will Compete For Rotation Spot With Reds

Jan 26, 2017 8:03 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have signed Scott Feldman to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

Feldman can earn an additional $2.2 million through incentives.

The Reds have two open spots in their rotation, but Feldman has experience as a reliever as well.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Marlins Acquire Dan Straily From Reds

Jan 19, 2017 4:11 PM

The Miami Marlins will acquire Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for prospects.

Miami will send right-handed pitching prospects Luis Castillo, Austin Brice and minor league outfielder Isaiah White to Cincinnati.

Picked up off waivers by Cincinnati on April 1, Straily went 14-8 with a 3.76 ERA in 191 1/3 innings last season.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Brandon Phillips Blocked November Trade To Braves

Jan 6, 2017 6:47 AM

Brandon Phillips used his no-trade rights to prevent the Cincinnati Reds from trading him to the Atlanta Braves back in November, according to a report.

Phillips, 35, has the right to reject a trade because of his 10-and-5 status.

Just last year, he rejected trades to both the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Phillips signed a six-year, $72 million extension with Cincinnati before the 2012 season and has one year and $14 million left on his current deal.

FOX Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Drew Storen Agrees To One-Year Deal With Reds

Jan 4, 2017 8:12 AM

Drew Storen has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds.

Storen, 29, can make an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses and will earn $500,000 if he is traded.

The deal is a dream come true for Storen, who followed the Reds as a kid in Indianapolis.

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Reds Name Dick Williams President; Walt Jocketty Becomes Advisor

Dec 28, 2016 9:35 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Dick Williams has been promoted from general manager to president of baseball operations.

Walt Jocketty, formerly the club's president, has moved into an advisory role.

The move has long been expected.

C. Trent Rosecrans/Cincinnati Enquirier

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

Rangers Interested In Trading For Billy Hamilton
The Reds are willing to listen to offers for Billy Hamilton and the Rangers are among the teams interested in a deal.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Brandon Phillips Appears Open To A Deal
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips may be willing to consider waiving his no-trade clause this winter.

Reds Have 'No Intention' Of Trading Joey Votto
Joey Votto's name has come up in rumors in recent months due to reports of prior talks with the Blue Jays.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Reds Agree To New 15-Year Television Contract
The deal will run through the 2032 season.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Lester: World Series Title Or Bust For Cubs
Cubs lefty Jon Lester failed to win his 20th game for the Cubs on Saturday.

Pete Rose Appeals To Restore Hall Of Fame Eligibility
Pete Rose has directly appealed to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.

Associated Press

Reds Surrender Major League Record 242nd Home Run
The Reds have been bad this season and now their futility will forever be remembered.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Blue Jays Made Play For Joey Votto Last Summer
The Blue Jays were willing to add Joey Votto on top of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, which would have made the 2015 lineup even more star-studded.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Brandon Finnegan's Role With Reds Remains Undetermined
The Reds are confident that Brandon Finnegan can start, but the club hasn't decided if that will be his role over the long-term.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Joey Votto Gets Upset With Fan, Signs Ball As Apology
Joey Votto briefly engaged with a fan while attempting to catch a foul ball along the first-base line in the top of the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night.


Homer Bailey Questions Reds' Plan To Lose 100 Games
The Reds had gone 9-3 leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, but they were still 20 games under .500.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

Richard Justice/MLB

Mets, Reds Agree To Restructured Jay Bruce Trade
Brandon Nimmo, originally reported as part of the deal, will not be going to the Reds. Cincinnati will instead acquire Dilson Herrera and left-hander Max Wotell.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Medical Issues May Be Holding Up Jay Bruce Trade
The Mets agreed to a deal for Jay Bruce with the Reds, but medical issues may be holding up the trade.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Mets Close To Acquiring Jay Bruce From Reds
The Reds were close to dealing Jay Bruce last summer but never completed the deal.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Homer Bailey To Make First Start Since Tommy John Surgery
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will face the Padres on Sunday after being activated from the DL.

Reds Have Only Received Weak Offers For Jay Bruce
The Reds claim that interest in trading for Jay Bruce has only been moderate this summer.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Mariners, Reds Have Discussed Jay Bruce Trade
The Mariners have inquired with the Reds about trading for Jay Bruce, who has been on the market for the past several months.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Reds Discussing Jay Bruce With 'At Least' Four Teams
The Reds have picked up the pace on trade talks involving Jay Bruce and are discussing him with "at least" four teams.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.