Cincinnati Reds Wiretap

Scott Feldman Will Start For Reds On Opening Day

Mar 21, 2017 7:15 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have tabbed Scott Feldman as their starter on Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Feldman previously started openers for the Texas Rangers (2010) and Houston Astros (2014).

He was chosen over Brandon Finnegan to start the game on April 3 at Great American Ball Park.

"It's pretty cool," Feldman said. "I know about the history of Cincinnati, being like the capital of Opening Day."


Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

Reds Shut Anthony DeSclafani Down With UCL Sprain

Mar 14, 2017 7:19 AM

Anthony DeSclafani has a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and the Cincinnati Reds have shut him down for at least four weeks.

DeSclafani, 26, was diagnosed by team medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek at his private practice back in Cincinnati on Monday.

"There is a sense of relief that it's not (completely) torn and it's something we're able to address going forward," Dick Williams said. "It's always scary when you start having issues with that ligament. It's something you've got to be real careful with going forward."

DeSclafani first reported elbow soreness two weeks ago. He was shut down for three days, but the soreness went away and he was cleared to resume throwing. He completed two bullpen sessions, but the soreness returned after the second one.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

Ian Desmond Suffers Broken Left Hand

Mar 13, 2017 1:26 AM

Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond suffered a broken left hand after he was hit by a pitch on Sunday.

Desmond was struck in the fourth inning by a pitch from Reds right-hander Rookie Davis. Desmond will see a hand specialist on Monday.

The 31-year-old Desmond signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Rockies this offseason after playing last year for the Rangers.

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

Anthony DeSclafani Could Miss The Start Of The Season

Mar 12, 2017 2:24 PM

Top Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani could miss the start of the season for a second straight year because of a sore pitching elbow.

The right-hander has been sidelined during spring training because of the tender elbow. He was expected to make his first appearance Monday, but he was sore after throwing a bullpen session.

Manager Bryan Price said Sunday that DeSclafani is expected to get an MRI.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Injury, Misc Rumor

Justin Masterson Works Out With Reds

Mar 3, 2017 7:18 AM

The Cincinnati Reds worked out Justin Masterson on Thursday.

Masterson is eyeing a return to the Major Leagues after spending last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' Triple-A affiliate following shoulder surgery in 2015.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Reds To Experiment With Alternating, Multi-Inning Closers

Mar 2, 2017 6:59 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are set to experiment with alternating, multi-inning closers, something Bryan Price has hinted at since last season.

Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen, a pair of former starters, could both end up throwing more than 100 innings in numerous high-leverage situations.

"We may set back the clock," said Price of the approach, "and say there are more ways than one to skin a cat."

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor

Reds Will Start Jose Peraza At Second Base

Feb 14, 2017 6:59 AM

The Cincinnati Reds will give Jose Peraza a chance to entrench himself at second base after trading Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves.

Bryan Price says Peraza will be the team's second baseman until he struggles. He was one of Cincinnati's most impressive young players last season, hitting .324 in 72 games with three homers and 25 RBIs.

"From Peraza's body of work, he's a regular," Price said. "He'd have to pay his way off the position."

Associated Press

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Reds Agree To Trade Phillips To Braves

Feb 12, 2017 1:04 PM

Long rumored to be on the move, Brandon Phillips is finally leaving Cincinnati. A source told ESPN's Buster Olney on Sunday that the Reds have agreed to a trade that will send the second baseman to the Atlanta Braves.

A source told ESPN's Jim Bowden that Phillips passed his physical Sunday and will retain his full no-trade rights, which he waived to approve the trade to Atlanta.

The Reds will receive left-handed pitcher Andrew McKirahan and right-hander Carlos Portuondo, sources told ESPN. McKirahan, 27, appeared in 27 games in relief for the Braves in 2015, posting a 5.93 ERA. Portuondo is a 29-year-old Cuban whose only American experience is 17 games between Class A and Triple-A last season.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Terms Agreement, Trade Rumor

Braves, Reds Talking Brandon Phillips Trade

Feb 12, 2017 3:18 AM

Brandon Phillips could soon be headed to Atlanta. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday evening that the Braves are nearing a trade to acquire the second baseman from the Reds. Neither club has confirmed the report.

It's not yet clear what Cincinnati may receive in return, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Phillips would be the only player the Reds would give up in a potential trade. The report cautioned that while an agreement is close, there are still hurdles to clear before it's completed.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Desmond Jennings Nearing Deal With Reds

Feb 3, 2017 8:00 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are nearing a deal with Desmond Jennings, according to a report.

The agreement would be a Minor League pact.

Jennings, 30, has been limited by leg injuries for the past two seasons.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Reds Working On Contract Agreement With Bronson Arroyo
The deal is expected to be a minor league pact with an invitation to spring training.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Scott Feldman Will Compete For Rotation Spot With Reds
The Reds have signed Scott Feldman to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Marlins Acquire Dan Straily From Reds
Miami will send right-handed pitching prospects Luis Castillo, Austin Brice and minor league outfielder Isaiah White to Cincinnati.


Brandon Phillips Blocked November Trade To Braves
Brandon Phillips used his no-trade rights to prevent the Reds from trading him to the Braves back in November, according to a report.

FOX Sports

Drew Storen Agrees To One-Year Deal With Reds
The deal is a dream come true for Drew Storen, who followed the Reds as a kid in Indianapolis.

Associated Press

Reds Name Dick Williams President; Walt Jocketty Becomes Advisor
The Reds have announced that Dick Williams has been promoted from general manager to president of baseball operations.

C. Trent Rosecrans/Cincinnati Enquirier

Rangers Interested In Trading For Billy Hamilton
The Reds are willing to listen to offers for Billy Hamilton and the Rangers are among the teams interested in a deal.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Brandon Phillips Appears Open To A Deal
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips may be willing to consider waiving his no-trade clause this winter.

Reds Have 'No Intention' Of Trading Joey Votto
Joey Votto's name has come up in rumors in recent months due to reports of prior talks with the Blue Jays.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Reds Agree To New 15-Year Television Contract
The deal will run through the 2032 season.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Lester: World Series Title Or Bust For Cubs
Cubs lefty Jon Lester failed to win his 20th game for the Cubs on Saturday.

Pete Rose Appeals To Restore Hall Of Fame Eligibility
Pete Rose has directly appealed to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.

Associated Press

Reds Surrender Major League Record 242nd Home Run
The Reds have been bad this season and now their futility will forever be remembered.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Blue Jays Made Play For Joey Votto Last Summer
The Blue Jays were willing to add Joey Votto on top of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, which would have made the 2015 lineup even more star-studded.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Brandon Finnegan's Role With Reds Remains Undetermined
The Reds are confident that Brandon Finnegan can start, but the club hasn't decided if that will be his role over the long-term.

Zach Buchanan/Cincinnati Enquirer

Joey Votto Gets Upset With Fan, Signs Ball As Apology
Joey Votto briefly engaged with a fan while attempting to catch a foul ball along the first-base line in the top of the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday night.


Homer Bailey Questions Reds' Plan To Lose 100 Games
The Reds had gone 9-3 leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, but they were still 20 games under .500.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

Richard Justice/MLB

Mets, Reds Agree To Restructured Jay Bruce Trade
Brandon Nimmo, originally reported as part of the deal, will not be going to the Reds. Cincinnati will instead acquire Dilson Herrera and left-hander Max Wotell.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Medical Issues May Be Holding Up Jay Bruce Trade
The Mets agreed to a deal for Jay Bruce with the Reds, but medical issues may be holding up the trade.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports