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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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.
The Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers are discussing a trade that would send a starting pitcher to the American League.
The two clubs could be close to an agreement. Discussions are separate from Detroit's trade with the Boston Red Sox involving Yoenis Cespedes and Rick Porcello.
The Reds have a number of starting pitchers entering the final year of their contracts.
The Cincinnati Reds appear willing to listen to offers for Aroldis Chapman, according to a source.
Chapman could drew heavy interest if truly on the market. The Miami Marlins could be an option as they are seeking pitching.
To this point, there haven't been any serious trade conversations.
The Kansas City Royals have been in contact with Melky Cabrera as they look for offense, although he may prove to be too expensive.
The Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays have also shown interest in Carbera, while the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox are contenders as well.
Cabrera hit .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI this past season. The 30-year-old is said to be seeking at least a five-year deal.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Chris Heisey from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill.
Heisey, who will turn 30 this month, is a .247 career hitter with 50 home runs over parts of five seasons.
He is eligible for salary arbitration and is projected to earn slightly more than $2 million in 2015.
The Cincinnati Reds are looking to trade Jay Bruce and want "inexpensive major-league ready players" in return, according to scouts from a rival club.
Bruce will earn $12 million next season, $12.5 million in 2016 and has a $13 million option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout.
The Cincinnati Reds have hired Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel.
Towers spent the past four years as general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also was general manager of the San Diego Padres from 1996 to 2009.
The Toronto Blue Jays have discussed the possibility of targeting Jay Bruce internally, according to a report.
The Cincinnati Reds are shopping Bruce, who is owed $12 million next season and $12.5 million in '16 with a $13 million club option for '17.
Bruce is a .251 career hitter with 182 homers in seven Major League seasons.
The San Diego Padres have interest in acquiring Jay Bruce in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds.
First-year general manager A.J. Preller is looking to update the team's offense.
The Padres are also showing strong interest in Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and free-agent Pablo Sandoval.