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Dodgers Have Inquired About Trade For Aroldis Chapman

Nov 24, 2015 7:12 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for relief help and have gone as far as to inquire with the Cincinnati Reds about Aroldis Chapman.

A number of teams have interest in Chapman, who the Reds would move for the right price.

The Dodgers already have Kenley Jansen as their closer.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Jay Bruce Has Limited No-Trade Clause

Nov 23, 2015 8:48 AM

Jay Bruce, a rumored trade candidate, has a no-trade clause that allows him to block a deal to eight teams, according to a source.

The Cincinnati Reds are willing to listen to offers for anyone on their roster and Bruce, who is due to make $12.5 million in 2016 and has a $13 million club option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout, has a movable contract.

Bruce can block a trade to the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Determined To Sign Closer

Nov 22, 2015 2:21 AM

The Astros are very determined to get a closer, other teams have told ESPN's Jayson Stark, as Houston is looking at both trade and free-agent options.

The Astros have checked in on Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman, Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller, Philadelphia's Ken Giles and Tampa Bay's Brad Boxberger, according to Stark.

Tags: Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds Hope To Trade Chapman More Winter Meetings

Nov 19, 2015 8:27 AM

The Cincinnati Reds hope to move Aroldis Chapman before the Winter Meetings, but Walt Jocketty says there is "nothing close" at this time.

This year's Winter Meetings take place from Dec. 7-10 in Nashville.

The Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals have all been linked to late-inning relievers.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bronson Arroyo Interested In Return To Reds

Nov 18, 2015 4:53 PM

Bronson Arroyo met with Bryan Price to discuss a possible return to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

Arroyo, a free agent, said that he'd "love to come back" to the Reds.

The 38-year-old enjoyed a solid eight-year run with the Reds before departing for the Arizona Diamondbacks via free agency after the 2013 campaign.

John Fay/WCPO Cincinnati

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Reds Want MLB-Ready Talent In Packages For Chapman, Frazier

Nov 16, 2015 4:41 PM

The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly listening to offers for all players and reports suggest they want Major League-ready talent in packages for either Aroldis Chapman or Todd Frazier.

An executive from a rival club said Frazier is "legitimately out there" as a trade.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Interested In Aroldis Chapman?

Nov 12, 2015 8:32 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are willing to listen to offers and the Boston Red Sox may have interest in electric closer Aroldis Chapman.

The Red Sox are expected to inquire about most available pitchers and they have a deep pool of prospects from which to deal.

Chapman can become a free agent at the end of the 2016 season.

Ian Browne/MLB

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds, D-Backs Have Discussed Phillips, Hill Swap

Nov 11, 2015 6:19 PM

The Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks have discussed the framework of a trade that would send Brandon Phillips to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Aaron Hill.

The talks aren't said to have reached a serious stage at this time, but the two infielders would be the center of the deal.

Phillips has two years and $27 million left on his contract, while Hill is owed $12 million in the final year of his deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds Willing To Listen On All Players

Nov 11, 2015 8:11 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are willing to listen to offers for virtually any player on the roster, according to numerous reports.

There was some hesitation about a complete fire sale prior to the July 31 trade deadline, but owner Bob Castellini is now on board with the idea, according to sources.

"I don't know if we're in a position to say there's any untouchables," Walt Jocketty said. "There's certainly guys who would be much more difficult to move, but we have to be open minded to whatever we can do to improve the club for the long term."

Jocketty said the Reds have made it "pretty explicit" to other teams that they're open for trades.

C. Trent Rosecrans/Cincinnati Enquirer

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds GM 'Learning' On The Job

Nov 9, 2015 12:18 PM

The Cincinnati Reds recently promoted Dick Williams as general manager.

Williams, 44, has worked for the franchise for 10 years. He is also the son of one of the club's owners.

A source told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Williams is "learning" on the job.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

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Reds Promote Dick Williams To General Manager
Dick Williams will succeed Walt Jocketty, who will remain the club's president of baseball operations and oversee the department.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Reds Could Sell Off Talent To Rebuild With Top Picks
The plan would be to go for a bottom-out rebuild in the style of the Cubs and Astros.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Aroldis Chapman Threw 62 Fastest Pitches In MLB During 2015
Aroldis Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph.


Reds Could Bring Bryan Price Back For 2016
The Reds are considering retaining Bryan Price for the 2016 season despite a disappointing year.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Manfred To Make Decision On Pete Rose By End Of Year
Rob Manfred told Pete Rose during a meeting on Thursday that he would decide on his request for reinstatement before the end of 2015.

T.J. Quinn/ESPN

Reds Looking To Add At Least One Starting Pitcher This Winter
Walt Jocketty doesn't think the Reds are that far away from contending and is planning to "retool" this winter.

Rick Hummel/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Brandon Finnegan: Royals 'Screwed Me Over This Year'
Brandon Finnegan, who was part of the package the Royals sent the Reds for Johnny Cueto, isn't happy with how his former team used him this season.

Jonathan Lintner/Courier-Journal

Reds Expected To Move On Without Bryan Price
Barry Larkin has been rumored to be the most likely successor.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Owner: Bryan Price Safe With Reds
Bob Castellini isn't happy with how the Reds have played, but the owner isn't ready to dismiss Bryan Price yet.


Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig Leave Game With Injuries
Manager Don Mattingly said removing Adrian Gonzalez was just a precautionary measure.

Giants Acquire Marlon Byrd From Reds
Cincinnati will receive Double-A right-hander Stephen Johnson.

Dieter Kurtenbach/KNBR

Reds Have Had 'Zero Conversations' About Waiver Trades
Marlon Byrd, Skip Schumaker, Brayan Pena and Manny Parra are among the players on Cincinnati's roster that would likely clear waivers.

John Fay/Cincinnati Equirer

Reds Had Cueto Trade Done With Another Team Before Royals Stepped In
Walt Jocketty told MLB Network Radio that he nearly dealt Johnny Cueto to an undisclosed team before the Royals stepped in with a better offer.

MLB Network Radio

Report: Arizona No Longer Discussing Aroldis Chapman
The Diamondbacks' trade talks regarding Aroldis Chapman are now dead.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mets, Reds Worked Overnight On Bruce Deal
The issue between the two clubs as of Thursday night was whether or not Zack Wheeler alone was enough to complete a trade.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Giants Acquire Mike Leake From Reds For Adam Duvall, Keury Mella
Mike Leake was 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts for the Reds this season.

Sources: Mets Trying To Land Jay Bruce
If the Mets are able to land Bruce, Zack Wheeler would most likely be headed to the Reds.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Source: Diamondbacks Waiting For Answer From Reds On Chapman
The Diamondbacks made a proposal to the Reds for Aroldis Chapman and are awaiting an answer, according to a source.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Sources: Blue Jays Considering Mike Leake
Toronto is looking for the best trade in terms of pitcher and acquisition cost.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Reds Examining Offers For Aroldis Chapman
It remains to be seen if the Reds are committed to trading the closer in the manner they were with Johnny Cueto, who was dealt on Sunday.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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