Found March 14, 2012 on Reds Minor Leagues:
Here is how the prospects performed on Tuesday: Denis Phipps went 0-2. Chris Valaika went 1-1 with a sac fly and a run. Henry Rodriguez went 0-2. Todd Frazier went 1-2 with an RBI. Devin Mesoraco went 0-2. Neftali Soto went 1-2. Donald Lutz went 0-2. Didi Gregorius went 1-2. Nick Christiani allowed a run in an inning of work with a strikeout. Tom Nichols has up the newest position preview at This one looks at the potential second baseman. The starter appears to by Ryan Wright, but also looks at as options Brandon Dailey and Sammy Diaz. All Questions Answered The rules are the same as always: You get three questions. Avoid questions with really long answers. Avoid questions that I will have to do research on to answer. Ask before midnight. Simple enough, so get to it!

Valaika cherishing chance to be in big leagues

SURPRISE, Ariz. As soon as the team bus arrives for a spring training road game, Cincinnati Reds infielder Chris Valaika drops his travel bag in his locker and heads for the field, a man on a scribbling mission. While the rest of the team sits in the clubhouse chatting with each other, fooling with their cell phones or iPads, Valaika is gone. Teams dress in their uniforms at home...

Cookin' with Bronson Arroyo (video)

Ever wonder what kind of diet Reds players adhere to? If so, you're in luck. Seen here is Bronson Arroyo sharing his thoughts on diet and nutrition. The Reds right-hander goes on to demonstrate his cooking prowess by serving up some delicious-looking salmon patties. Team chef Tim Gonzales tops off the dish with a twist of his own. But salmon patties aren't the only...

Does Dusty still hold grudge against Cubs?

Reds manager Dusty Baker spent four years in Chicago as manager of the Cubs from 2003-06. And although it's been nearly half a decade since, the 62-year old still seems a bit sour on the way things ended there. Baker was asked before Monday's Reds-Cubs Spring Training game how he felt about playing against a team he used to manage. Here's what he had to say: “I...

ST Game 11: Reds 6, Cubs 8

Bronson Arroyo didn’t fare as well in his second start of the Spring for the Cincinnati Reds. Arroyo allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks over 2 innings. He struck out just one batter. The offense continues to produce runs, as they were up to the task of recovering from Arroyo’s deficit. Todd Frazier homered in the 2nd inning, and Zach Cozart doubled in a couple in the third...

Arroyo roughed up, so are Reds, lose 8-6

Monday's exhibition game pitted the Redlegs against division rival Chicago in Mesa, Arizona. Unfortunately, the Reds' trip to HoHoKam Park ended in defeat as the host Cubs (5-4) downed them (5-5-1) 8-6. But there is a bit of good news. I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico. Just kidding. I'm State Farm all the way. Here's a breakdown...

RLW Episode 03 – Happy Pi Day

We’re back and better than ever here on Redleg Weekly! Happy Pi Day everyone, 3.14. What are the Reds going to do with Paul Janish? Todd Frazier? Who is this Denis Phipps guy we keep hearing about? Also if you do subscribe and listen to us on iTunes we would certainly appreciate if you would leave a review! In this week’s show: Denis Who? Can you get behind Spring Training? Do...

Cozart learning to become leader at shortstop

MESA, Ariz. Even though Zack Cozart is a 26-year-old rookie scheduled to play his first full season, Cincinnati Reds Manager Dusty Baker expects him to show the leadership of a drill sergeant, expects him to be the captain of the infield. The shortstop position demands it. To achieve that, Cozart is getting both ears filled, but the words come from two Hall of Famers and former...

Tuesday news and notes

Here is how the prospects performed in Monday afternoons game: Chris Valaika went 0-1 with a walk. Zack Cozart went 1-2 with 2 RBI and a double. Didi Gregorius went 0-1 with a sac fly. Danny Dorn went 0-2. Todd Frazier went 1-2 with a solo HR (3). Kristopher Negron went 1-2. Denis Phipps went 0-2. Daryl Jones went 1-2. Donald Lutz went 1-2 with 2 RBI. Josh Judy threw a perfect...

Chapman throws three innings in Reds' loss

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman pitched more than two innings in a big league game for the first time, allowing one run over three innings of the Cincinnati Reds' 9-4 loss to a San Diego Padres in a game between split squads Wednesday. Chapman revived a split-finger fastball while allowing four hits, including a homer to Andy Parrino. The Cuban defector is being converted...

OMG! It’s Bronson Arroyo with a banana!

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Cactus roundup: Chapman goes 3 innings

PADRES (SS) 9, REDS (SS) 4 GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman pitched more than two innings in a big league game for the first time, allowing one run over three innings of the Reds' loss. Chapman revived a split-finger fastball while allowing four hits, including a homer to Andy Parrino. The Cuban defector is being converted into a starting pitcher and he is competing...

Bruce extends hit steak in Reds' loss to KC

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain homered and Everett Teaford pitched three scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Tuesday. Gordon's home run to lead off the fourth snapped a 4-4 tie. Cain homered to open the fifth. Teaford struck out four in three innings to pick up the victory in relief. Jay Bruce homered in the...

Who has less range: Carlos Lee or a LEGO man?

On the one hand, the LEGO man has his feet actually stuck to little pegs on the ground. On the other hand, even a LEGO man could cover left field in Houston. The Reds have <a href="" title="Reds and LEGO together at last" ... [visit site to read more]

Kershaw, Dodgers show no mercy

Goodyear, Arizona -- As if dropping an exhibition game against the Padres earlier in the day wasn't enough, the Reds (5-8-1) dropped another split-squad contest on Wednesday night, a 9-1 defeat to the hands of Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers (7-2). Here's the (little) good, the bad and a few notables from late last night: The Good:- The team managed to avoid being shutout...

3 Reds tabbed top 100 prospects for '12

Mesoraco released its list of the Top 100 Prospects for 2012 on Monday, and three members of the organization made the cut. Top prospect Devin Mesoraco was the highest ranked of the three coming in at #15 overall and second among catchers (trailing only Seattle's Jesus Montero). Minor league shortstop Billy Hamilton claimed the #43 overall spot and placed...
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