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Owner: Bryan Price Safe With Reds

Aug 28, 2015 12:13 PM

Bob Castellini isn't happy with how the Cincinnati Reds have played, but the owner isn't ready to dismiss Bryan Price yet.

"Bryan is our manager," Castellini told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We're not making a change this year."

Price has one more year left on his contract. The Reds have a starting rotation comprised of solely rookies following July trades of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.

"You look at everything after the season," Castellini said. "But that's not something we're going to get into now. Bryan's our manager."


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Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig Leave Game With Injuries

Aug 27, 2015 7:45 PM

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Reds with a bruised right knee after fouling a pitch off his leg in the third inning.

Yasiel Puig also left the game after pulling up when he beat out an infield single in the ninth inning.

Puig left a game last week in Oakland with tightness in his right hamstring. He missed 38 games earlier this season with a strained left hamstring.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said removing Gonzalez was a precautionary measure. Gonzalez said "absolutely, 100 percent" when was asked if he will return to the lineup Friday night against the Cubs.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Giants Acquire Marlon Byrd From Reds

Aug 20, 2015 4:41 PM

The San Francisco Giants have acquired Marlon Byrd from the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati will receive Double-A right-hander Stephen Johnson.

The Giants will likely option Ryan Lollis to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Byrd.

Dieter Kurtenbach/KNBR

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

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Reds Have Had 'Zero Conversations' About Waiver Trades

Aug 19, 2015 1:33 PM

The Cincinnati Reds haven't discussed possible waiver trades with other clubs this month, according to Walt Jocketty.

"We've had zero conversations at this point," Jocketty said.

Marlon Byrd, Skip Schumaker, Brayan Pena and Manny Parra are among the players on Cincinnati's roster that would likely clear waivers.

John Fay/Cincinnati Equirer

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds Had Cueto Trade Done With Another Team Before Royals Stepped In

Aug 7, 2015 7:06 AM

Walt Jocketty told MLB Network Radio that he nearly dealt Johnny Cueto to an undisclosed team before the Kansas City Royals stepped in with a better offer.

"We had the Cueto deal done, then another team came in, and I was actually able to get a little more out of the Royals," Jocketty said.

The prize of the deal for the Cincinnati Reds was left-hander Brandon Finnegan.

"The plan is to develop him at Louisville as a starter the rest of the Minor League season," Jocketty said.

MLB Network Radio

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Report: Arizona No Longer Discussing Aroldis Chapman

Jul 31, 2015 3:15 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks' trade talks regarding Aroldis Chapman are now dead, according to a report.

The Houston Astros have also been discussing the reliever with the Cincinnati Reds.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets, Reds Worked Overnight On Bruce Deal

Jul 31, 2015 9:20 AM

The New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds worked overnight on a trade involving Jay Bruce.

The issue between the two clubs as of Thursday night was whether or not Zack Wheeler alone was enough to complete a trade.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giants Acquire Mike Leake From Reds For Adam Duvall, Keury Mella

Jul 31, 2015 1:14 AM

The Giants have acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the Reds for minor league infielder Adam Duvall and starting pitcher Keury Mella, who has been pitching for the Class-A San Jose Giants.

Leake threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win over the Cardinals Tuesday night in in his final start for the Reds. He's 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Sources: Mets Trying To Land Jay Bruce

Jul 30, 2015 9:30 PM

The New York Mets are targeting a trade for Jay Bruce, according to sources.

New York is also looking at other options. If they are able to land Bruce, Zack Wheeler would most likely be headed to the Cincinnati Reds.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Diamondbacks Waiting For Answer From Reds On Chapman

Jul 30, 2015 9:24 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a proposal to the Cincinnati Reds for Aroldis Chapman and are awaiting an answer, according to a source.

Cincinnati began selling off parts this past weekend when they shipped Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals.

Arizona is looking to add controllable players this week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Blue Jays Considering Mike Leake
Toronto is looking for the best trade in terms of pitcher and acquisition cost.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Reds Examining Offers For Aroldis Chapman
It remains to be seen if the Reds are committed to trading the closer in the manner they were with Johnny Cueto, who was dealt on Sunday.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Diamondbacks Discussing Aroldis Chapman With Reds
Cincinnati has reportedly placed a huge asking price on the closer.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tigers Have Mike Leake On Radar
If the Tigers determine they can remain in the American League Wild Card race, they have eyes on Mike Leake.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Royals Send Finnegan, Two Prospects To Reds For Cueto
Johnny Cueto is 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA this season.

Ownership Gives Reds Green Light To Sell At Deadline
It remains unclear who will be dealt over the next week, but Johnny Cueto is expected to be moved.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Orioles Are Interested In Jay Bruce, Justin Upton
Dan Duquette is serious about adding an outfield bat, according to Major League sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Reds Didn't Want Cueto Pitching For Another Team In ASG
One of the reasons why the Reds didn't trade Johnny Cueto prior to the All-Star break is that they didn't want him pitching in the All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park for another club.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Aroldis Chapman Fastest To 500 Ks
Aroldis Chapman needed just 292 innings to reach 500 strikeouts.

Reds Prefer Not To Package Cueto, Chapman In Trade
Aroldis Chapman still has one season left of club control, while Johnny Cueto will hit the free agent market this winter.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Dodgers Covet Cueto, But Won't Deal Top Prospects
The Dodgers won't be content with simply another playoff appearance this fall, they have eyes on playing in the World Series.

Tim Kurkjian/ESPN

Chapman Isn't Worried About Potential Trade
Aroldis Chapman, who pitched late for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at his home ballpark, may soon be changing addresses.

Associated Press

Manfred 'Committed' To Hearing Pete Rose's Class
Rob Manfred remains "committed" to giving Pete Rose a thorough hearing in Rose's bid for reinstatement to the game, and that he plans to meet with Rose at a yet-to-be-determined date.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Bryan Price States Case To Remain Reds' Manager
Bryan Price remains confident he's still the "right guy'' to get the Reds back in contention.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Cueto Believed To Be Houston's Top Target
The Astros could look to add before the non-waiver trade deadline and Johnny Cueto of the Reds appears to be their top target, according to people familiar with their thinking.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Todd Frazier Wins Home Run Derby
Todd Frazier edged Joc Pederson in the final round 15-14 to win the Home Run Derby on Monday night in Cincinnati.

Johnny Cueto Throws Tantrum
The frustrated Reds lost to the Marlins by the score of 8-1 on Sunday.

Reds Likely To Deal Jay Bruce?
The Reds could sell off a number of parts this month, but Jay Bruce is as good a bet as anyone to be traded.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Astros Looking For Hard-Throwing Bullpen Arm
The Astros have one of the better bullpens in baseball, but Jeff Luhnow says he's still on the lookout for additions.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Should Royals Go After Johnny Cueto?
The Royals have a 4.5-game lead in the American League Central, but Christina Kahrl writes that Dayton Moore should look to acquire Johnny Cueto ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Christina Kahrl/ESPN

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