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Reds Lay Off Less Than 25 Percent Of Staff

May 15, 2020 9:20 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are laying off less than 25% of their staff and reducing pay for others on June 1.

The club made the announcement, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, on Thursday.

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Longtime Reds Scout, Mariners Executive George Zuraw Dies At 89

Apr 28, 2020 8:21 AM

Longtime Major League Baseball scout and executive George Zurow has died in Florida at 89.

Zurow was a longtime scout for the Cincinnati Reds and executive for the Seattle Mariners.

He started his scouting career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and worked for Cincinnati from 1968 to 1988 during the glory years of the Big Red Machine. Zurow went from Cincinnati to Seattle, where he was an assistant vice president. He also worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays before retiring in 2007.

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Reds Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 8:23 AM

An employee that works year-round at the Cincinnati Reds' spring complex in Goodyear, Arizona has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Thus far no Reds players have been diagnosed with the illness.

The employee was in contact with Reds staff and players from Feb. 29 to March 14 and is self-isolated in Arizona.

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Reds Sign Pedro Strop To One-Year, $1.85M Deal

Feb 6, 2020 8:36 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million deal with Pedro Strop.

Strop, 34, has been a fixture of the Chicago Cubs' bullpen for the last six years.

Cincinnati has committed more than $165 million on acquiring players this offseason.

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Marcell Ozuna Turned Down $50M Offer From Reds

Feb 5, 2020 7:47 AM

Marcell Ozuna bet on himself when he signed a one-year, $18 million deal with the Atlanta Braves this offseason.

Ozuna was offered $50 million over three years by the Cincinnati Reds, but he turned it down.

The 29-year-old hit .241/.328/.472 with 29 home runs and 12 steals for the St. Louis Cardinals last season.

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Reds Not Expected To Trade Nick Senzel

Jan 30, 2020 7:53 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are expected to hold off trading Nick Senzel, according to Dick Williams.

He is expected to be on Cincinnati's Opening Day roster.

"Yeah, I do," Williams said when asked if he thinks Senzel will be on the Opening Day roster. "I like what he brings to our club. He's one of our own. He's an impact, young offensive player. They don't come along very often. The flexibility he brings to the club, attitude he brings. At this point, we see him as very much a part of a winning, championship team here."

Senzel was rumored in trade talks for most of the winter.

Cincinnati Enquirer

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Reds Agree To Four-Year, $64M Deal With Nick Castellanos

Jan 28, 2020 7:40 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to terms on a four-year, $64 million deal with Nick Castellanos.

The deal matches the biggest free-agent contract in team history.

It allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or 2021 seasons. He gets salaries of $16 million in 2020, $14 million in 2021, and $16 million in 2022 and 2023.

There's a mutual option for 2024 at $20 million with a buyout of $2 million.

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Reds, Shogo Akiyama Agree Upon Three-Year Deal

Dec 31, 2019 8:04 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement on a three-year deal with Shogo Akiyama.

Nikkan Sports reported on Monday that the outfielder received a $15 million deal, though sources claimed the bidding for Akiyama exceeded $20 million.

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Source: Reds In Talks With Outfielder Shogo Akiyama

Dec 27, 2019 12:32 AM

An MLB.com source confirmed on Thursday that the Reds have been in talks with the agent for Japanese free-agent outfielder Shogo Akiyama. Nikkan Sports from Japan first reported that based on the club’s persistent interest, Cincinnati could be the most likely team to sign Akiyama.

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Wade Miley Joins Reds On Two-Year, $15M Contract

Dec 17, 2019 8:11 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement on a two-year, $15 million pact with Wade Miley, according to a source.

The contract includes a club option for 2022 that could bring the total value up to $24 million.

Miley, 33, had a 3.98 ERA and 140 strikeouts for the Houston Astros in 2019.

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Mike Moustakas, Reds Agree Upon Four-Year, $64M Deal

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Reds Exercise $5.5M Option On Freddy Galvis

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Marty Brennaman Calls Final Game For Reds

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Michael Lorenzen Accomplishes Feat Not Seen Since Babe Ruth

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Aristides Aquino Sets NL Rookie Home Run Mark

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Trevor Bauer: I Don't Really Miss A Whole Lot About Cleveland

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Yasiel Puig Becomes American Citizen
Yasiel Puig, who defected from Cuba in 2012, became an American citizen on Wednesday.

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Reds Rookie Sets Mark With Seven HRs In 10 Games
Called up after the Yasiel Puig trade, the 25-year-old had slashed .299/.356/.636 with 28 home runs in 78 Triple-A contests.

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Reds Claim Kevin Gausman Off Waivers
The Reds will have to take on the remainder of his $9.35 million salary for 2019, a total of $2.815 million.

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David Bell To Use MLB App To Watch Game
Suspended Reds manager David Bell planned to watch Friday's game in privacy.

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Trevor Bauer Wants To Be A 'Better Person, Player' With Reds
Trevor Bauer will make his first start for the Reds against the Braves on Saturday night.

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Reds-Pirates Brawl Results In 40 Games Of Suspensions
MLB has suspended six players and both managers for their role in Tuesday night's brawl between the Pirates and Reds.

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Giants Acquire Scooter Gennett From Reds
The Giants traded for second baseman Scooter Gennett and cash from the Reds for a player to be named.

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A's Acquire Tanner Roark From Reds For Prospect
Tanner Roark went 6-7 with a 4.24 ERA in 21 starts with the Reds this season.

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Indians Trade Trevor Bauer To Reds In Three-Team Deal
Outfielder Yasiel Puig is heading to the Indians in the deal.

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Reds Wear Vintage Sleeveless Jerseys
The Reds on Sunday wore the uniforms the team had used for one year only in 1956.

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Strop: Puig Acted 'Stupid' After HBP
Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop didn't understand why Yasiel Puig was so upset after being hit by a pitch in the eighth inning on Saturday.

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Reds Open To Adding A Controllable Hitter
The Reds have moved back into playoff contention in the National League Central.

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results
The Orioles took Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the first pick on Monday night.

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Raisel Iglesias: Reds Using Me 'Horribly Wrong'
Raisel Iglesias has a 4.86 ERA for the Reds in 16 2/3 innings this season.

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