Cincinnati Reds Wiretap

Reds Sign Mesoraco To Four-Year Extension

Jan 26, 2015 4:14 PM

The Cincinnati Reds have signed Devin Mesoraco to a four-year extension worth $28 million, according to a source.

The deal, which avoids arbitration, includes incentives and covers his final three arbitration-eligible seasons and one season of free agency.

"This is another example of rewarding a player we drafted and developed," Walt Jocketty said. "We are pleased to be able to sign him for the next four years and expect him to be an integral part of the team."

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

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Reds Sign Jason Marquis To Minors Deal

Jan 22, 2015 8:17 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have signed Jason Marquis to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

Marquis, 36, spent much of 2014 recovering from Tommy John surgery. He eventually signed a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies and pitched 51 2/3 innings in the club's system. He had a combined 4.10 ERA with a 43-to-13 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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

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Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires

Jan 18, 2015 1:12 PM

Though he hadn't appeared in a major or minor league game since 2011, veteran Arthur Rhodes quietly held on to a remarkable career that spanned 20 big league seasons.

According to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, that changed on Friday as the now 45-year-old left-handed reliever just as quietly made his retirement official.

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Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Source: No Progress On Extension Between Cueto, Reds

Jan 8, 2015 4:06 PM

There has been no recent progress on an extension between the Cincinnati Reds and Johnny Cueto, according to a source.

The right-hander will be a free agent after the 2015 season.

Cueto, 28, had a 2.25 ERA, 0.960 WHIP and 242 strikeouts in 243.2 innings this past season.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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Byrd Wants To Cut Down On Strikeouts With Reds

Jan 2, 2015 4:40 PM

Marlon Byrd had a strong offensive season in 2014 with the Philadelphia Phillies, but also posted a career-high 185 strikeouts.

The Phillies traded Byrd to the Cincinnati Reds this week.

"I wasn't really happy with my year last year even though I put up good numbers as far as power and production," he said. "My batting average went down. My strikeouts went up. My walks went down. I need to get some work in. I took a week off from hitting and started hitting the week after the season.

"I changed my stance a little bit. I was a little bit too wide last year, had too much movement. I was susceptible to the pitch up. I believe if you continue to put hard work in the offseason and continue to get better, you can continue to put up good numbers."

Mark Sheldon/MLB

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Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies

Dec 31, 2014 4:52 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Marlon Byrd to the Cincinnati Reds.

Byrd will earn $8 million next season on the final year of a two-year deal that includes an $8 million team option for 2016. Philadelphia sent cash to Cincinnati as part of the trade.

The Phillies received minor league pitcher Ben Lively in return.

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Byrd Trade Between Phillies, Reds Fell Through

Dec 29, 2014 5:04 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds recently had a trade fall through that would have sent Marlon Byrd to Cincinnati.

The other players involved in the reported trade aren't known. The two teams could re-work the trade in the future.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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Cueto Won't Discuss Contract Once Season Begins

Dec 23, 2014 4:39 PM

Johnny Cueto won't discuss a potential contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds once the season begins.

Cueto and the Reds have until Opening Day to work out a deal, agent Bryce Dixon said.

"I told the Reds that at the meeting we had during the Winter Meetings," Dixon said. "Nothing has changed. It's not something that's adversarial. Johnny said to me at the end of the season to 'work something out but if not, I don't want to be the guy messing with contracts in the middle of a season.'

"His rationale is there is plenty of time to get it worked out. If not, no hard feelings."

 

Mark Sheldon/MLB

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Marlins Acquire Latos From Reds

Dec 11, 2014 1:55 PM

The Miami Marlins have acquired Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for pitching prospect Anthony DeSclafani and young catcher Chad Wallach.

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Reds Deal Alfredo Simon To Tigers

Dec 11, 2014 1:49 PM

The Cincinnati Reds have traded Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers will send shortstop Eugenio Suarez and pitching prospect Jonathan Crawford to the Reds.

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Reds, Tigers Discussing Starting Pitcher
The Reds and Tigers are discussing a trade that would send a starting pitcher to the American League.

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Chapman May Be Available, Marlins An Option
The Reds appear willing to listen to offers for Aroldis Chapman, according to a source.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Blue Jays, Reds, Royals In Mix For Melky Cabrera
The Royals have been in contact with Melky Cabrera as they look for offense, although he may prove to be too expensive.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Acquire Chris Heisey From Reds
The Dodgers have acquired Chris Heisey from the Reds in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Reds Want 'Inexpensive Major-League Ready Players' For Bruce
The Reds are looking to trade Jay Bruce and want "inexpensive major-league ready players" in return, according to scouts from a rival club.

Bob Elliott/Toronto Sun

Kevin Towers Joins Cincinnati's Front Office
The Reds have hired Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel.

Associated Press

Blue Jays Discussing Jay Bruce Internally
Bruce is a .251 career hitter with 182 homers in seven Major League seasons.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Padres Have Interest In Trading For Bruce
First-year general manager A.J. Preller is looking to update the team's offense.

Corey Brock/MLB

Reds Could Trade Jay Bruce
The Reds have been rumored to be shopping a starting pitcher, but they could also entertain offers for Jay Bruce.

FOX Sports

Reds Release Carlos Marmol
Carlos Marmol signed a Minor League deal with Cincinnati back in May.

Matt Eddy/Baseball America

Major Individual Award Finalists Announced
The BWAA has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.

MLB

Reds Pick Up Cueto's Option For 2015
Johnny Cueto, who will be paid $10 million in 2015, finished last season with a 20-9 record and 2.25 ERA.

ESPN

Reds Decline Options On Ludwick, Hannahan
The Reds have declined their $9 million option on Ryan Ludwick and $4 million option on Jack Hannahan for the 2015 season.

Chris Cotillo/MLB Daily Dish

Aroldis Chapman Changes Agents
Aroldis Chapman has changed agents and will now be represented by Relativity Baseball.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Pete Rose Believes He'll Eventually Make Hall Of Fame
Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation that concluded he bet on the Reds to win while managing the team.

ESPN

Cueto Hopes To Remain With Reds Over Long-Term
Johnny Cueto, 28, can become a free agent for the first time after the 2015 season.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Reds Have Decisions To Make On Pitching Staff
The Reds have their entire starting rotation under contract for the 2015 season, but only Homer Bailey is signed longer.

C. Trent Rosecrans/Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds Extend GM Jocketty Through 2016
The Reds are 74-86 with two games to play on Saturday, their worst showing since 2008.

ESPN.com

Rangers Unlikely To Include Gallo In Big Trade
Joey Gallo hit 42 home runs in the minor leagues this season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Reds Get Shackelford, Astin In Broxton Trade
The Reds have received two pitching prospects as the players to be named in the trade that sent Jonathan Broxton to the Brewers.

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