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Shoulder Pain May End Bronson Arroyo's Career

Jun 18, 2017 6:51 PM

Bronson Arroyo says his career might be at "checkmate" because of pain in his right throwing shoulder.

The 40-year-old Arroyo lasted just three innings against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in the Reds' 8-7 loss. He also allowed his major league-leading 23rd home run (off the bat of the Dodgers' Logan Forsythe). Arroyo got a no-decision Sunday but is 3-5 with a 7.35 ERA in 14 starts.

He is pitching in the majors this season for the first time since 2014, coming back from Tommy John surgery more than two years ago.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Cubs, Nationals Dominate Latest NL All-Star Returns

Jun 13, 2017 9:07 AM

The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals continue to dominate National League All-Star voting returns.

Ryan Zimmerman (first base), Daniel Murphy (second) and Bryce Harper (outfield) would currently represent the Nationals in next month's starting lineup, while the Cubs have Kris Bryant (third) and Jason Heyward (third among outfielders).

Zack Cosart of the Cincinnati Reds surpassed the Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager for the lead at shortstop, while Buster Posey has a huge lead at catcher. Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies is second among outfielders, between Harper and Heyward in voting.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Reds To Sign Cuban Shortstop Jose Israel Garcia

Jun 7, 2017 8:02 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to sign Cuban shortstop Jose Israel Garcia.

Garcia, who is subject to international bonus pools due to both his age and lack of professional experience, will receive a bonus of roughly $5 million on his Minor League deal.

Cincinnati has already exceeded their league-allotted international signing pool, they'll pay a 100 percent luxury tax on the signing.

Ben Badler/Baseball America

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Brandon Phillips Shocked Reds Issued 'My No. 4'

Jun 3, 2017 9:47 AM

Brandon Phillips, a member of the Atlanta Braves after spending 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, feels slighted that the Reds issued his former No. 4 to another player.

"I still can't believe somebody is wearing my No. 4," Phillips said. "That's kind of a slap in the face, too. But it is what it is. People have their own opinions, and I have mine."

Phillips hit .279 with 191 home runs, 851 RBIs and 194 stolen bases while being named to three NL All-Star teams during his time with the Reds.

"I wish I was still a 'Red Leg,'" Phillips said. "But I'm happy to play home for the Braves. I'm happy to be where I'm at (and) getting a cooked meal from my mom and being around my family, my friends. But my heart is always in Cincinnati."


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

Buster Posey Hits 17th Inning HR To Beat Reds

May 13, 2017 1:30 PM

After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands.

Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walk-off homer in San Francisco history as the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season with a 3-2 victory Friday night.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Reds Have Invested Millions In Analytics, Sports Science

May 8, 2017 8:06 AM

As the Cincinnati Reds work through a rebuild, they've invested millions in infrastructure including analytics, sports science, medical equipment and scouts.

Among the scouting additions are a Pacific Rim staff. The Reds are the only Major League team that has never had a Japanese player.

The Reds also exceeded its international bonus allotment in this cycle, spending $7 million on a Cuban shortstop, Alfredo Rodriguez, and $4.75 million on a Cuban pitcher, Vladimir Gutierrez.

Tyler Kepner/New York Times

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Billy Hamilton Becomes Fourth-Fastest To Steal 200 Bases

May 5, 2017 7:24 AM

Billy Hamilton stole the 200th base of his career on Thursday afternoon.

Hamilton reached 200 stolen bases in 424 games -- the fourth fewest since at least 1900.

The Cincinnati Reds speedster would love to have a chance to challenge Rickey Henderson, who owns the all-time record of 1,406 stolen bases.

"It means a lot to be up there with the greatest people in stolen bases," Hamilton said. "But it's something you've got to keep moving forward and keep getting more, there's a long way to go to get the record."

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Stats

Reds Off To Best Start Since 1990

Apr 13, 2017 8:13 AM

They are just nine games in, but the Cincinnati Reds are off to their best start since the 1990 season.

They are 7-2, their best start since they opened 1990 with nine straight wins. The Reds won the World Series that year.

"There's a much stronger sense of community on our team and some young guys that are seizing the opportunity," Bryan Price said. "We do have the group of young pitchers that we've been talking about the last couple of years. We're starting to see them get to the big leagues and perform. And that makes a difference."

Bob Cohn/MLB

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Joey Votto Swinging At Unusually High Rate Of Pitches

Apr 12, 2017 8:10 AM

Joey Votto is one of baseball's most patient hitters, but the Cincinnati Reds star has been swinging at a very high rate of pitches to begin the 2017 season.

Over the first week of the season, Votto has a 90.2% zone-swing rate. His career mark is just 68.5%.

Votto may be swinging more often on purpose in an effort to put the ball in play. When asked, Votto was secretive.

"You're asking me about my approach and my tactics," he said. "That's kind of personal. I wouldn't want to share the specifics when that could benefit the opposition."

Votto gifted assistant hitting coach Tony Jaramillo with a "P Double-i P" shirt, which translate to "Put It In Play," which may be a hint towards his differing approach.

Travis Sawchik/FanGraphs

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Scott Feldman Will Start For Reds On Opening Day
The Reds have tabbed Scott Feldman as their starter on Opening Day against the Phillies.


Reds Shut Anthony DeSclafani Down With UCL Sprain
Anthony DeSclafani has a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and the Reds have shut him down for at least four weeks.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Ian Desmond Suffers Broken Left Hand
Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond was hit by a pitch from Reds right-hander Rookie Davis on Sunday.

Anthony DeSclafani Could Miss The Start Of The Season
Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani has been sidelined because of a tender elbow during spring training.

Justin Masterson Works Out With Reds
Justin Masterson is eyeing a return to the Major Leagues after spending last season with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Reds To Experiment With Alternating, Multi-Inning Closers
The Reds are set to experiment with alternating, multi-inning closers, something Bryan Price has hinted at since last season.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds Will Start Jose Peraza At Second Base
The Reds will give Jose Peraza a chance to entrench himself at second base after trading Brandon Phillips to the Braves.

Associated Press

Reds Agree To Trade Phillips To Braves
The Reds will receive pitchers Andrew McKirahan and Carlos Portuondo from the Braves in exchange for Brandon Phillips.

Braves, Reds Talking Brandon Phillips Trade
The Braves are reportedly nearing a trade to acquire Brandon Phillips from the Reds.

Desmond Jennings Nearing Deal With Reds
Desmond Jennings, 30, has been limited by leg injuries for the past two seasons.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Reds Working On Contract Agreement With Bronson Arroyo
The deal is expected to be a minor league pact with an invitation to spring training.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Scott Feldman Will Compete For Rotation Spot With Reds
The Reds have signed Scott Feldman to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Marlins Acquire Dan Straily From Reds
Miami will send right-handed pitching prospects Luis Castillo, Austin Brice and minor league outfielder Isaiah White to Cincinnati.


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

FOX Sports

Drew Storen Agrees To One-Year Deal With Reds
The deal is a dream come true for Drew Storen, who followed the Reds as a kid in Indianapolis.

Associated Press

Reds Name Dick Williams President; Walt Jocketty Becomes Advisor
The Reds have announced that Dick Williams has been promoted from general manager to president of baseball operations.

C. Trent Rosecrans/Cincinnati Enquirier

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