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J.J. Hoover Beats Reds In Arbitration Hearing

Feb 8, 2016 7:10 AM

J.J. Hoover won his salary-arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds.

Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek. The team had argued for $1,225,000.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly won the first decision of the year Thursday and will draw a $3.75 million salary rather than $3.2 million.

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Price: Phillips Will Start At Second Base For Reds

Feb 1, 2016 12:52 AM

Brandon Phillips will be the Reds' starting second baseman this season if he's still with the team, something that is looking likelier after the veteran has vetoed two potential trades this offseason.

"It looks like Brandon is with us. Brandon, for me, is a second baseman of tremendous value and talent. It's hard to just assign someone else that job," manager Bryan Price said Sunday during a stop on the team's caravan, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "If Brandon's with us, I expect him to be playing second base."

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds 'Most Likely' Done Making Offseason Moves

Jan 29, 2016 7:59 AM

The Cincinnati Reds made an offer to Bronson Arroyo, but the veteran pitcher opted to sign with the Washington Nationals.

There is no other veteran starter on the open market that the club is interested in.

"Less likely now," Walt Jocketty said of adding a veteran arm. "We had an offer to Bronson, but it just wasn't good enough."

With February approaching, the Reds don't anticipate any more moves.

"We're still talking to clubs, but I don't see anything happening," Jocketty said. "That could change in the next phone call, though."

C. Trent Rosecrans/Cincinnati Enquirer

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

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Nationals, Reds Interested In Bronson Arroyo

Jan 25, 2016 6:47 AM

Bronson Arroyo is drawing interest from the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds, according to a report.

It was rumored over the weekend that Arroyo had visited Great American Ball Park recently.

Arroyo bounced around between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Aroldis Chapman Won't Face Charges

Jan 21, 2016 4:21 PM

Aroldis Chapman will not face charges stemming from an October domestic dispute between Chapman and his girlfriend.

The New York Yankees closer allegedly fired shots in his Florida home late last year.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel first reported the prosecutors' decision.

"We are all pleased that the Davie Police Department and the Office of the State Attorney took the time to fully investigate the matter and have concluded that charges were not warranted," Chapman's lawyer Paul Molle told the newspaper.


Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Pete Rose To Enter Reds' Hall Of Fame

Jan 19, 2016 3:52 PM

The Cincinnati Reds announced on Tuesday that Pete Rose will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.

In December, Rob Manfred upheld Rose's lifetime ban from the game for gambling on baseball.

"Inducting Pete into the Reds Hall of Fame will be a defining moment in the 147-year history of this storied franchise," Reds CEO Bob Castellini said. "He is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Reds uniform and it will be an unforgettable experience watching him being honored as such."

As part of their Hall of Fame weekend June 24-26, the Reds will also retire Rose's No. 14, hold a 40-year reunion of the 1976 world champion Reds and have a banquet where Rose will receive the red sports coat Hall members wear.


Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

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Marlins Offered Marcell Ozuna To Rangers, Reds

Jan 18, 2016 8:47 AM

The Miami Marlins made separate trade offers to the Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds for Marcell Ozuna earlier this offseason.

Miami wanted starting pitching back in both deals, according to a report.

The offers came before the Marlins signed Wei-Yin Chen, so the likelihood of a trade now appears slim.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Reds Agree To $6M Deal With Alfredo Rodriguez

Jan 12, 2016 7:54 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $6 million contract with Cuban shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez, according to sources.

The 21-year-old was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Monday.

The 2015 Serie Nacional Rookie of the Year in Cuba, Rodriguez is a glove-first prospect with good speed and excellent range.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Reds Interested In Reunion With Bronson Arroyo

Jan 4, 2016 7:12 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are in the market for an experienced starter and a reunion with Bronson Arroyo may be possible, according to a report.

Arroyo is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the surgery in July 2014.

In addition to the Reds, Arroyo has been linked to the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies this offseason.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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2016 Hall Of Fame Class To Be Announced This Week

Jan 4, 2016 1:04 AM

The announcement of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 will be made by Hall president Jeff Idelson on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET in a simulcast on MLB Network and

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Marlins Tried To Acquire Chapman From Reds
The Marlins tried to acquire Aroldis Chapman from the Reds before the Yankees completed a deal, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Diamondbacks, Reds Discussed Brandon Phillips Trade
The Diamondbacks may be done making big moves this offseason, but Dave Stewart is open to making the right additions.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Yankees Acquire Aroldis Chapman For Four Minor Leaguers
The Reds get right-handers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda from the Yankees.


Source: Brandon Phillips Trade Talks Not Advancing
It appears unlikely that a deal will be made for Brandon Phillips unless the Reds change their demands.

Nationals Moving Closer To Deal For Brandon Phillips
A trade can't be completed until Brandon Phillips waives his no-trade clause.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Reds, Nationals Agree In Principle To Brandon Phillips Trade
The Reds and Nationals have agreed in principle to a trade centered around Brandon Phillips, according to sources.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

White Sox Acquire Todd Frazier In Three-Team Trade With Reds, Dodgers
Todd Frazier is set to earn $7.5 million in 2016 and can be controlled via the arbitration process for the 2017 season.

Steve Adams/MLBTradeRumors

Nationals, Reds Discussing Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips would have to waive his no-trade clause to make any deal a reality.

William Boor/MLB

Reds 'Heavily' Shopping Todd Frazier
The most extensive interest in Frazier is coming from the American League Central, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Todd Frazier Trade Talks Intensifying
The Reds have been listening to offers on Frazier this offseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Nationals Won't Pursue Chapman With Legal Case Pending
Mike Rizzo won't be seeking a trade for Aroldis Chapman while the pitcher's domestic case is pending.

Nationals Have Interest In Trading For Aroldis Chapman
The Dodgers haven't completely dropped their pursuit of Aroldis Chapman, who has had domestic abuse issues surface.

Marly Rivera/ESPN

Indians, Reds Have Discussed Todd Frazier
Cincinnati has traded away a number of veteran over the last year and all indications are that they will continue to listen to offers.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

MLB Inquiry Holding Up Chapman Trade
Major League Baseball is investigating an Oct. 30 domestic violence incident between Aroldis Chapman and his girlfriend, which is holding up a proposed trade of the closer to the Dodgers.


Aroldis Chapman Trade Isn't Yet Complete
The Reds have been telling other teams that they haven't finalized a trade with the Dodgers centered around Aroldis Chapman.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Source: Dodgers To Acquire Chapman From Reds For Two Prospects
Prized prospect Julio Urias, 19, is not one of the prospects headed to Cincinnati.


Source: Dodgers May Finish Trade With Reds For Chapman
Sources are reporting that the Dodgers would send prospects to the Reds for Aroldis Chapman.

Dodgers Have Inquired About Trade For Aroldis Chapman
The Dodgers are looking for relief help and have gone as far as to inquire with the Reds about Aroldis Chapman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Source: Jay Bruce Has Limited No-Trade Clause
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.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Astros Determined To Sign Closer
The Astros are looking at both trade and free-agent options to sign a top closer for next season.

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