Cincinnati Reds Wiretap

Joey Votto Excited About Being Healthy

Feb 23, 2015 2:06 AM

The test for veteran Joey Votto will come once spring training officially starts for Reds position players. 

Votto is one of the Reds' main concerns heading into the first full-squad workout Tuesday. The first baseman played in only 62 games last season because of strained muscles above his left knee.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cueto Wants New Deal By Opening Day

Feb 19, 2015 5:02 PM

Johnny Cueto wants a new deal from the Cincinnati Reds by the start of the season.

In the final year of his contract, Cueto will make $10 million in 2015.

Since 2010, the 29-year-old has gone 65-32 with a 2.73 ERA.

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Reds, Chapman Agree To One-Year, $8.05M Deal

Feb 14, 2015 2:10 AM

Closer Aroldis Chapman avoided a salary arbitration hearing with the Reds by agreeing to a one-year, $8.05 million contract Friday.

Chapman, a three-time All-Star, has 113 saves over parts of five seasons with the Reds. He has 430 strikeouts over 252 2/3 major-league innings, for an average of 15.3 per nine innings.

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

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Iglesias Could Earn Spot In Cincinnati's Rotation

Feb 12, 2015 9:11 AM

Scouts raved about Raisel Iglesias at the Arizona Fall League and he could earn a spot in the starting rotation of the Cincinnati Reds this spring.

The Reds signed the Cuban right-hander to a seven-year, $32 million deal last June.

"Four pitches with command — that spells out starting pitcher, especially when it's plus-stuff across the board," Bryan Price said of Iglesias.

"He was 93-97, so the velocity is there. The action on his fastball is there, much better changeup than I anticipated seeing and two quality breaking balls and a good feel. His last (appearance) that he made in the fall league, he had two strikeouts on 3-2 breaking balls. That type of confidence and ability to execute those pitches in those situations suggests he's a little bit more advanced than a lot of guys who are getting their first chance in big league camp."

John Fay/Cincinnati Enquirer

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Reds Agree To $12M Deal With Todd Frazier

Feb 9, 2015 4:36 PM

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with Todd Frazier.

The contract will pay Frazier $4.5 million in 2015, including a signing bonus, and $7.5 million in 2016.

Frazier avoided a salary arbitration hearing with his new deal. He had been seeking $5.7 million in arbitration, while the Reds had countered with an offer of $3.9 million.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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Reds, Todd Frazier Agree On Two-Year Deal

Feb 8, 2015 7:26 PM

Third baseman Todd Frazier has reached agreement with the Reds on a two-year, $12 million contract, the team announced Sunday.

The deal will pay Frazier $4.5 million in 2015, including a signing bonus, and $7.5 million in 2016.

Frazier, who turns 29 on Thursday, is a .258 career hitter with a .775 OPS in parts of four seasons with Cincinnati.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Reds Add Badenhop, Gregg To Bullpen

Feb 7, 2015 7:43 PM

The Reds have added a pair of right-handed pitchers to their bullpen, agreeing to a one-year deal with Burke Badenhop that guarantees him $2.5 million and giving Kevin Gregg a minor league contract, according to an report on Saturday.

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

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Reds Signs Paul Maholm

Feb 2, 2015 5:18 PM

Paul Maholm has signed a Minor League contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds have invited him to Major League spring training with a chance to earn a roster spot.

The 32-year-old pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while covering first base on Aug. 1.

Associated Press

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

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Reds Sign Paul Maholm To Minor League Deal

Feb 1, 2015 8:40 PM

The Reds announced on Sunday that they have signed left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm to a Minor League contract and invited him to big league camp for Spring Training.

Maholm was 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA in 30 games for the Dodgers in 2014, including eight starts. He walked 28 and struck out 34 over 70 2/3 innings, in a campaign shortened by a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that required surgery in August.

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

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Reds Sign Mesoraco To Four-Year Extension
The Reds have signed Devin Mesoraco to a four-year extension worth $28 million, according to a source.


Reds Sign Jason Marquis To Minors Deal
Marquis, 36, spent much of 2014 recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires
Arthur Rhodes had a 20-year career, changing uniforms 9 times in eleven years.

Source: No Progress On Extension Between Cueto, Reds
The right-hander will be a free agent after the 2015 season.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Byrd Wants To Cut Down On Strikeouts With Reds
Marlon Byrd had a strong offensive season in 2014 with the Phillies, but also posted a career-high 185 strikeouts.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies
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.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Byrd Trade Between Phillies, Reds Fell Through
The two teams could re-work the trade in the future.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Cueto Won't Discuss Contract Once Season Begins
Johnny Cueto and the Reds have until Opening Day to work out a deal, agent Bryce Dixon said.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

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

Jayson Stark/ESPN

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

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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