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Pence Goes 2-For-3 With A Double In Season Debut

May 17, 2015 1:16 AM

The Giants activated right fielder Hunter Pence off the disabled list Saturday, giving the defending champions a boost to their struggling offense.

And Pence performed well in his first game, going 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored in an 11-2 Giants' win.

"I'm just happy to be back playing again and being healthy," Pence said.

ESPN.com

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

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Hunter Pence Ready To Rejoin Giants

May 16, 2015 2:35 AM

Hunter Pence was on his way to rejoin the Giants on Friday night, fully recovered from a broken forearm.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Pence felt good after a one-week rehab assignment in the minors and was flying to Cincinnati. He could be activated on Saturday before the third game of a series against the Reds.

He went 5 for 17 with two homers in five games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento.

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Johnny Cueto Attracts 20 Scouts For Start

May 15, 2015 7:55 AM

With Johnny Cueto on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night, as many as 20 scouts showed up to watch him.

Cueto will be a free agent after the season. He could also be a trade candidate if Cincinnati falls out of the playoff race or looks to get something in return for the right-hander.

There were some very influential scouts in attendance to watch Cueto including Randy Smith, special advisor with the San Diego Padres, and Ed Lynch, professional scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hal McCoy/Dayton Daily News

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect

May 8, 2015 4:22 PM

Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

"This year's draft class is indeed one of the weakest in recent memory, not just at the top of the first round, but also in specific areas that are usually deeper, such as college starting pitching and catchers of any stripe. There is, however, a lot of depth in the middle infield," writes Law.

Brendan Rodgers, a shortstop out of Lake Mary High School (FL), is ranked first on Law's list.

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Joey Votto Suspended One Game

May 8, 2015 4:09 PM

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire Chris Conroy following the top of the third inning of the team's Wednesday, May 6th game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. 

Votto's suspension will be served Friday night, when the Reds open up a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Carlos Rodon To Make First Start For White Sox Saturday

May 7, 2015 12:28 PM

Carlos Rodon will make his first Major League start on Saturday when the Chicago White Sox face off against the Cincinnati Reds.

Rodon, Chicago's first pick in last June's draft, has worked out of the bullpen three times. In 6 1/3 innings, he has allowed nine hits and two runs with four walks and four strikeouts. He has a 2.84 ERA.

"It should be fun," Rodon said. "I don't think anything really changes. Pitching is pitching no matter what role it is. You must pour it in the zone, so we prepare the same way. There is nothing different."

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

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Votto May Face Suspension After Bumping Umpire

May 7, 2015 9:13 AM

Joey Votto could face a suspension after he made contact with plate umpire Chris Conroy after Conroy ejected him on Wednesday night.

After striking out to end the third inning, Votto charged toward Conroy, and the two bumped chests before Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price could intervene.

Making contact with an umpire often results in discipline from Major League Baseball.

"My reaction was over-the-top," Votto said "Being passionate or emphatic about something is one thing, verbally disagreeing. But I got too close and made contact with him."

Votto is hitting .323 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs this season.

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Devin Mesoraco Likely Needs Hip Surgery

May 5, 2015 5:11 PM

Devin Mesoraco has acknowledged that he will likely require hip surgery and be sidelined for up to four months.

Mesoraco is looking at all options before settling on surgery.

The 26-year-old has just 28 plate appearances for the Cincinnati Reds this season because of the lingering injury.

Mesoraco signed a four-year, $28 million contract extension with Cincinnati this offseason on the heels of a breakout 2014 campaign.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Homer Bailey To Have Tommy John Surgery

May 1, 2015 3:57 PM

The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Homer Bailey will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Bailey tore a ligament in his right elbow and will have Tommy John surgery next Friday.

The right-hander received a $105 million, six-year contract before last season and went 9-5 in 23 starts with a 3.71 ERA before having surgery in September to repair a tear in his right forearm by the elbow. He was still recovering from the operation when spring training started.

He opened the season on the disabled list and felt soreness in his elbow after just his second start.

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Pete Rose Will Be Allowed To Participate In All-Star Activities
Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati, according to Rob Manfred.

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Price Apologizes For Vulgarities, But Stands By Message
Bryan Price, after using the F-word 77 times and 10 more variants of other vulgarities during a rant to media members, apologized Tuesday for "inappropriate language."

ESPN

Bryan Price Goes On Expletive-Laced Rant
Bryan Price lashed out in front of a group of media members on Monday, using the F-word 77 times and 10 more variants of other vulgarities in a five-and-a-half minute rant focused on Reds roster infor

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

No Progress Between Reds, Johnny Cueto On Extension
Johnny Cueto is due to become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the World Series.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Chapman Fine Despite Early Exit
The Reds removed Aroldis Chapman in the middle of an inning during an exhibition game on Tuesday, but it turned out to simply be a miscommunication.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Reds Acquire Dan Johnson From Astros
Dan Johnson signed with the Astros as a free agent in December.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Votto Has 'Very High Expectations' For Season
Joey Votto missed 99 games for the Reds last season with a pulled muscle near his left knee.

Richard Justice/MLB

Tony Clark Wants To See Rose Reinstated
Tony Clark, the executive director of baseball's players' union, is in favor of commissioner Rob Manfred reinstating Pete Rose.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Reds Will Use Cingrani Out Of Bullpen
The move leaves others to compete for three open spots in the club's rotation.

Associated Press

Jason Bourgeois Out With Injured Shoulder
Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois will be out 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his left shoulder.

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Mesoraco Sidelined With Concussion
Devin Mesoraco is sidelined indefinitely because of a mild concussion that he suffered when a foul ball hit him on the mask.

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Jon Lester Sharp In Spring Debut For Cubs
Jon Lester faced the minimum in his spring debut on Friday, in front of 15,331.

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Joey Votto Excited About Being Healthy
Joey Votto missed the last 100 games last season for the Reds.

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Cueto Wants New Deal By Opening Day
In the final year of his contract, Johnny Cueto will make $10 million in 2015.

Associated Press

Reds, Chapman Agree To One-Year, $8.05M Deal
Aroldis Chapman recored 36 saves and struck out 106 hitters in 54 innings last season.

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Iglesias Could Earn Spot In Cincinnati's Rotation
The Reds signed the Cuban right-hander to a seven-year, $32 million deal last June.

John Fay/Cincinnati Enquirer

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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