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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Raisel Iglesias: Reds Using Me 'Horribly Wrong'

May 7, 2019 8:20 AM

Raisel Iglesias has a 4.86 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds in 16 2/3 innings this season.

His last three outings have resulted in two losses and a blown save. Twice in those appearances, Iglesias entered into a tie game and allowed the go-ahead run.

"You can see the other closers, they don't pitch in tie games," Iglesias told The Cincinnati Enquirer. "I'm the only one who comes in tie games and I've given up homers and I'm losing some games. I feel really bad.

"I already have five losses, something that hasn't happened (to anyone else) in the big leagues. Five losses in the first month of ball. That shouldn't be like that."

"The way they are using me is horribly wrong," he said. 

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

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Bee Swarms Delay Giants-Reds Game

May 7, 2019 8:01 AM

A swarm of bees delayed the start of Monday's San Francisco Giants-Cincinnati Reds game for 18 minutes.

The game began after the swarm moved from the backstop screen to the upper deck.

Oddly enough, it's the second time the Giants and Reds were delayed by bees. A swarm went into the Giants' dugout at Riverfront Stadium on April 17, 1976, forcing a 35-minute delay.

Associated Press

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Reds Release Matt Kemp

May 5, 2019 8:01 AM

Just four months after acquiring him in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cincinnati Reds have released Matt Kemp.

"With our support, [Reds Manager] David [Bell] is working hard to create a new environment in the clubhouse and on the field," Dick Williams said. "After giving it time to develop, we didn't see Matt fitting in. We wanted to give him the opportunity to help another team."

Kemp hit .200 with one home run and five RBIs before the Reds placed him on the injured list April 23 with a broken left rib.

He is in the final season of a $160 million, eight-year contract.


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Nick Senzel To Make MLB Debut For Reds On Friday

May 1, 2019 8:08 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are expected to call up top prospect Nick Senzel for Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants, according to a report.

Senzel is expected to be Cincinnati's everyday center fielder.

He went 12-for-39 with six doubles, three RBI and four stolen bases in 12 spring training games.

Katherine Acquavella/CBS Sports

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Joey Votto Pops Out To First Base For First Time In Career

Apr 18, 2019 7:55 AM

Joey Votto made 6,827 plate appearances before popping out to first base, which he did on Wednesday.

He did it in the Cincinnati Reds' 3-2 loss at Dodger Stadium, fouling out to Cody Bellinger to end the eighth.

Votto had played 1,591 games in a career that began in late 2007 without popping up to first.

Associated Press

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Yasiel Puig Can't Wait To 'Beat My Old Teammates'

Apr 15, 2019 9:07 AM

The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers will face off in California for a series beginning on Monday and Yasiel Puig is ready.

"We're going to Los Angeles, and we need to be prepared to beat my old teammates," Puig said. "It's going to be a lot of people there [who have] been waiting for Puig, Matt Kemp, Farmer, and Alex Wood is not here, but everybody expects a lot and been waiting for us to go back. We're excited to go back."

The Dodgers and Reds completed a seven-player trade back in December.

Through 14 games, Puig is batting .163/.200/.302 with one home run and six RBIs for the Reds.

"I've not done as much as I want to do for the team now," Puig said. "When you don't hit, you need to help your team in different ways -- like catching balls, throwing people out or make sure the batter doesn't get another base. That's the only thing I can do right now. I go out and play baseball every day and try to do something important and try to help my team to win. If it's not with the bat, I'm doing it with my glove now. I can do it with my glove. It's going to be a long season and I'm going to help my team with my bat and my glove soon, maybe starting in Los Angeles tomorrow."

Mark Sheldon/MLB

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MLB Suspends Chris Archer Five-Games, Yasiel Puig Gets Two-Game Ban

Apr 9, 2019 4:56 PM

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Chris Archer received a five-game suspension and Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig got a two-game ban for their roles in a melee Sunday at PNC Park.

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Puig Among Five Ejected In Reds-Pirates Brawl

Apr 7, 2019 5:53 PM

Cincinnati Reds right fielder Yasiel Puig was one of five ejected after a benches-clearing incident in the top of the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

Three Reds (manager David Bell, Puig and relief pitcher Amir Garrett) and two Pirates (relievers Keone Kela and Felipe Vazquez) were ejected.

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Reds Top Pitching Prospect To Have Tommy John

Apr 1, 2019 11:45 PM

Reds minor league right-hander Hunter Greene, who is considered the organization's top pitching prospect, will have Tommy John surgery, the club said on Monday.

Greene will have the procedure after suffering a setback last week in Arizona. Greene was shut down by the club in August with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament.

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MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Reds Sign Jose Iglesias To Minor-Leaue Deal
Jose Iglesias hit .269 for the Tigers in 2018.


Yankees, Reds Complete Deal For Sonny Gray
The deal was completed upon the Reds reaching a contract extension with pitcher Sonny Gray.

Reds, Yankees Nearing Sonny Gray Trade
Sonny Gray can be a free agent after next season and the Reds want to agree to an extension.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Dodgers Trade Kemp, Puig, Wood To Reds In Seven-Player Deal
The Dodgers have taken on the contact of starting pitcher Homer Bailey.

Indians Still Discussing Corey Kluber Trade
The Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies and Reds have shown interest in Corey Kluber.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Nationals Trade Tanner Roark To Reds
The Nationals have traded Tanner Roark to the Reds for right-hander Tanner Rainey.

Associated Press

Reds Part Ways With Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton has become a free agent as the Reds failed to offer him a contract by Friday's deadline.

Reds Have Serious Interest In Dallas Keuchel
The Reds have also reached out to J.A. Happ.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Reds Agree To Three-Year Deal With Raisel Iglesias
The deal is worth $24.125 million in total.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Reds Closer Raisel Iglesias Agrees To Three-Year Deal
Raisel Iglesias has avoided arbitration, agreeing to a three-year contract with the Reds.

Reds Hire David Bell As New Manager
David Bell has agreed to a three-year deal with a team option for 2022.

Joe Girardi Withdraws Name From Reds' Managerial Search
Joe Girardi reportedly was one of three candidates to be considered for second interviews.

Reds Have Increased Spending Capability This Offseason
The Reds haven't been big players in free agency, but president of baseball operations Dick Williams says he expects to have "significantly" more spending capacity than hes had in previous offseas

John Fay/Cincinnati Enquirer

Brewers Unable To Work Out Trade For Matt Harvey
The Brewers claimed Matt Harvey on waivers this week, but they were unable to work out a trade with the Reds.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Matt Harvey Claimed By Unknown Team On Waivers
The team would have 48 hours from when the claim was made to work out a trade with the Reds.

C. Trent Rosecrans/The Athletic

Matt Harvey Declined Minor Request From Mets Prior To Return
Matt Harvey will return to Citi Field with the Reds on Monday for a series against the Mets.

Mike Puma/New York Post

2017 No. 2 Pick Hunter Greene Shut Down With Elbow Injury
Hunter Greene was the No. 13 prospect in all of baseball by Keith Law.

Reds Trade Adam Duvall To Braves
The Reds will receive right-handers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker.

Associated Press

Brewers, Reds Discussing Matt Harvey Trade
The Brewers and Reds are engaged in ongoing talks regarding a Matt Harvey trade.

Jon Morosi/MLB