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Homer Bailey Sent To Minor League

The Reds announced Sunday afternoon that several players will be optioned to Louisville, including pitcher Homer Bailey.

Bailey, a right-handed pitcher, debuted with the Reds in June 2007.

Via KY Post

Reds Want Sheffield In Limited Role

The Reds are interested in free agent Gary Sheffield, but only if he'll accept a limited role in the team's offense.

Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said on Thursday that he plans to speak with Sheffield, who has made it known that he wants to play for a team that will give him the opportunity to be a featured part of their offense.

Sheffield could pinch hit and be a fill-in at first base and in the outfield with the Reds.


Reds To Meet With Sheffield

The Reds are interested in free agent outfielder Gary Sheffield and were expected to meet with him on Wednesday afternoon.

Sheffield, owner of 499 home runs, was released this week by the Tigers.

"Sheffield and (manager) Dusty Baker have a history and they talked yesterday," said Reds general manager Walt Jocketty. "He has to clear waivers today, but we'll talk. We have interest because he would be a legitimate big right-handed bat to add to our lineup."

Via Dayton Daily News

Angels Discuss Harang, Arroyo With Reds?

Angels general manager Tony Reagins has reportedly spoken with the Reds about pitchers Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo, but Cincinnati wasn't interested in outfielder Gary Matthews.

Matthews isn't happy with his place on the team's depth chart, and has asked Los Angeles to move him.

"A player of his caliber in the right situation, many teams would be interested," Reagins said. "But when you go through a process like this, you have to find fits for everyone involved."

Via Los Angeles Times

Bruce, Votto Ready To Lead Reds

Reds hitters Joey Votto and Jay Bruce claim they are ready to help lead the young team.

"Honestly, I think so," Votto said Tuesday. "But we've got to play well and perform. If we're going to be those guys on the team, we can't be the losing group. We've got to move in a better direction and be that group of guys that puts us over the hump and gets us over .500 and, eventually, into the playoffs."

Bruce admits that he'll have to learn from Votto a bit, but believes the pair can be a formidable duo.

"We're similar hitters," Bruce said. "Hopefully, we have similar production. He's a lot older, been around longer. When it comes to life, period, I think he's more mature. I try to take everything I can from him. Honestly, I try to learn something from everyone here."

Via Lexington Herald-Ledger

Reds Apr 2009 Archive

  • Reds Trade Keppinger To Astros

    The Reds traded Jeff Keppinger to the Astros on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later.