Cincinnati Reds Wiretap

Mariners, Reds Have Discussed Jay Bruce Trade

Jul 28, 2016 8:00 AM

The Seattle Mariners have inquired with the Cincinnati Reds about trading for Jay Bruce, who has been on the market for the past several months.

The Mariners have had to rely more on Nelson Cruz and Franklin Gutierrez in the outfield than they planned because Nori Aoki has yet to produce.

It was reported on Tuesday that the Reds were talking to at least four teams about Bruce.

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Tags: Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Trade Rumor

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Reds Discussing Jay Bruce With 'At Least' Four Teams

Jul 27, 2016 7:02 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have picked up the pace on trade talks involving Jay Bruce and are discussing him with "at least" four teams.

Cincinnati is seeking a top prospect in return for Bruce, who is hitting .272/.326/.564 in 384 plate appearances this season.

Bruce has about $4.71 million remaining on his $12.5 million salary for 2016. There is a $13 million club option on his deal for next year.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Trade Rumor

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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame

Jul 24, 2016 6:40 PM

Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday -- with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around.

The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted. Piazza, a 62nd-round pick the next year -No. 1,390 -- is the lowest pick to enter the Hall of Fame.

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Tags: Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Six Teams Showing Interest In Trading For Jay Bruce

Jul 22, 2016 7:48 AM

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have all shown interest in trading for Jay Bruce, according to a report.

"We assume Bruce will be traded," a Cincinnati Reds person said.

Bruce, 29, is hitting .263/.314/.530 this season and will be a free agent after the 2017 season.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, Trade Rumor

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Jay Bruce Wants To Play In October, Isn't 'Ruling Anything Out'

Jul 12, 2016 7:50 AM

Jay Bruce has a limited no-trade clause, which he would likely waive to clear the way for a trade to a contender.

"I want to play in October," Bruce said. "I'm 29. I'm not getting any younger. What I want most is the chance to play in a World Series."

Bruce was nearly dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays this winter before two involved players failed physicals.

The Indians, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Yankees, Red Sox, Twins, A's and Rays are on Bruce's no-trade list.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Trade Rumor

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Syndergaard, Cespedes, Fowler Scratched From All-Star Game

Jul 9, 2016 10:49 PM

A day after right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes departed a game with injuries, both Mets players were scratched from Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler also had to withdraw on Saturday due to a hamstring injury.

They will be replaced by Padres left-hander Drew Pomeranz, Pirates outfielder Starling Marté and Reds outfielder Jay Bruce.

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Tags: New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, All-Star, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Bryant Should Be OK After Outfield Collision

Jul 4, 2016 7:56 PM

Cubs star Kris Bryant left Monday's game against the Reds with what was called a lower left leg contusion after he collided with center fielder Albert Almora Jr. in the fifth inning of the Cubs' 10-4 win, but manager Joe Maddon said Bryant should be OK.

"He should be fine tomorrow [Tuesday]," Maddon said of Bryant, who hit his league-leading 24th home run in the game. "I'm anticipating putting his name in the lineup tomorrow."

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Reds Fire Pitching Coach Mark Riggins

Jul 4, 2016 12:47 PM

The Reds, who entered Monday's games with a major league worst 5.51 ERA, fired pitching coach Mark Riggins.

The team said in a statement that Riggins would be replaced by assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach Mack Jenkins. Ted Power, the pitching coach at the Reds' Triple-A affiliate in Louisville, will fill Jenkins' role with the major league team.

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Jay Bruce Willing To Waive No-Trade Clause In Deal To Contender

Jul 1, 2016 7:34 AM

Jay Bruce has a limited no-trade clause, but doesn't intend to use it to hold up a deal from the Cincinnati Reds to a contender.

Bruce's clause would allow him to reject deals to the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks.

The outfielder told Mark Sheldon that he's willing to "consider waiving the no-trade clause for all types of reasons," with "no blanket reason I wouldn't."

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Trade Rumor

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Reds To Sign No. 2 Overall Pick Nick Senzel

Jun 13, 2016 3:57 PM

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement to sign second overall pick Nick Senzel.

The Reds will sign the Tennessee third baseman for a $6.2 million bonus.

The second pick came with a value of $7,762,900 this season, meaning that Cincinnati will save $1,562,900 on the pick.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Draft, Signing

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Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

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Anthony DeSclafani To Make Season Debut For Reds On Friday
After throwing in the bullpen without any problem, the Reds say Anthony DeSclafani will make his season debut on Friday against the Athletics.

Associated Press

Keith Law Has A.J. Puk, Kyle Lewis, Jason Groome In Latest Mock Draft
With a little more than a week before the Major League Baseball draft, Keith Law of ESPN has posted his second mock draft of the year.

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Reds Acquire International Bonus Slots From Orioles
The Reds have acquired two international signing slots from the Orioles in exchange for Minor League right-hander Franderlyn Romero.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Ross Ohlendorf Wins Appeal Of Three-Game Suspension
Ross Ohlendorf was suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing at David Freese on May 11 after warnings had been issued.

ESPN

Former MLB Pitcher Sammy Ellis Dies At 75
Pitcher Sammy Ellis was an All-Star with the Reds in 1965.

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Reds Bullpen Allows Run In 21st Consecutive Game
The Reds bullpen came into Tuesday's game with a 6.54 ERA and had allowed 69 runs in 95 innings with 54 walks, all the most in the majors.

ESPN

Joey Votto: 'Retiring May Be An Option'
Joey Votto says that if he continues to play at the current level, he'd rather just retire.

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Todd Frazier Sought Extension Prior To Trade
Todd Frazier sought a contract extension with the Reds prior to his trade to the White Sox, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Reds Considering Change At Closer
J.J. Hoover is struggling and Bryan Price says the Cincinnati Reds are considering a change at closer.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Orioles Make Offer To Kyle Lohse; Reds, Tigers Interested
The Orioles have offered Kyle Lohse a contract and the Reds and Tigers are also interested, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Brandon Finnegan Looking Like Starter For Reds
Brandon Finnegan, who nearly no-hit the Cubs on Monday night, is looking more and more like a long-term starter for the Reds.

Jeff Sullivan/FanGraphs

Billy Hamilton Records Fastest HR Trot In Statcast History
Billy Hamilton homered against the Cubs on Monday night and flew across the bases.

Matt Monagan/MLB

Reds Promote Prospect Robert Stephenson
The Reds have promoted top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson, who they plan to start Thursday against the Phillies.

ESPN

Reds Claim Dan Straily From Padres
It was reported earlier Friday that the Padres had placed Dan Straily on waivers.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Raisel Iglesias To Start Opener For Reds
Raisel Iglesias made only 16 starts and two relief appearances last season, pitching 95 1/3 innings overall. He was 3-7 with a 4.15 ERA.

Associated Press

Alfredo Simon Returns To Reds On One-Year Deal
The Reds traded Alfredo Simon to the Tigers before the 2015 season, but they are in need of starters in the wake of numerous injuries.

Associated Press

Reds Didn't Want To Take Huge Step Backward
The criticism of the Reds has been that they haven't entered a full rebuild, but Walt Jocketty insists that is the team's preference.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Jay Bruce Still Possible Trade Target For Orioles
The Orioles are trying to plug last-minute holes on their roster and trading for Jay Bruce remains a possibility.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Votto Committed To Reds Despite Rebuilding Process
Joey Votto says he's committed to the Reds over the long-term even as the team continues to deal away high-priced veteran talent as part of an organizational rebuild.

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