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Reds Minor Leagues:
Manager: Jose Nieves
Pitching Coach: Tony Fossas
Hitting Coach: Alex Pelaez
This Dayton Dragons team could be the most talented among the full season teams to begin the season. They have eight of my Top 40 Prospects on the team to begin the season, including the top pitcher.
The starting rotation is full of potential, led by the top pitching prospect in the organization Robert Stephenson. Along with Stephenson are Ismael Guillon, Drew Cisco, Sal Romano and to begin the year at least, lefty Wandy Peralta. Peralta is filling in for Dan Langfield who is dealing with an injury and his strong spring gave Peralta the nod to jump to the Dragons after pitching for the Arizona League Reds last year. The other four pitchers all pitched for Billings last season, while Stephenson and Guillon were so dominant they finished out the year with Dayton. Stephenson will get the biggest press as a former 1st round pick with a triple digit fastball and hammer curveball, but the guys behin...
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The Reds will be without left fielder and clean-up hitter Ryan Ludwick for a while, as the club announced Tuesday that they will place him on the 15-day disabled list. A corresponding move will be announced prior to Wednesday's Opening Night game against the Angels.
Ludwick is slated to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder. The 34-year...
CINCINNATI Brandon Phillips wasnt wearing a pointy hat with moons and stars on it as he stood in front of a media conference before Opening Day.He should have. He proved to be quite the wizard, quite the reader of the future.The Grand Plan all spring was for Phillips to bat second in the Cincinnati Reds batting order for the entire 2013 season.Asked about it, he said prophetically...
Manager: Delino DeShields
Pitching Coach: Tom Brown
Hitting Coach: Dick Schofield
This team has a lot of intriguing guys on the roster. Some who are looking to build upon what they did in 2012 and some who are looking to rebound from 2012. The Blue Wahoos have 13 of my Top 40 Prospects on their roster.
The starting rotation already took a hit and the season hasnâ€...
Ryan Ludwick dislocated his shoulder yesterday. That is certainly a different injury than a separated shoulder. The injury is almost guaranteed to lead to a trip to the DL for Ludwick, the question is how long. I have been asked several times in the three hours since the injury was announced, so I will just address it here.
No matter how long of a trip Ludwick is expected to see...
Cincinnati Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick, who dislocated his shoulder during the first game of the year on Monday, has been placed on the DL, and will miss at least 13 weeks after surgery to repair torn cartilage. He'll be replaced on the active roster by Derrick Robinson, and it's expected that Chris Heisey will get most of the reps in left field while Ludwick is hurt....
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is expected to miss at least three months following surgery on Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder.
Ludwick dislocated his non-throwing shoulder while sliding into third base in Cincinnati's opening 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. An MRI a day later found the cartilage tear.
The Reds initially were reluctant...
Opening day in the Minor League season is upon us. Bakersfield hasnâ€™t announced their opening day starter yet, but the other three teams have. Louisville and Dayton both get started at 6:35 tonight. Tony Cingrani will take the mound at home for Louisville. Robert Stephenson will toe the rubber on the road for Dayton. Pensacola will get things rolling at home at 8:00 this evening...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto's first hit of the season wasn't all that pretty, but the timing and placement were perfect.
Votto's hard grounder deflected off the glove of first baseman Albert Pujols and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The defending NL Central champions are hoping that their extra-long opening day loss doesn't affect their lineup well into the season.
Left fielder Ryan Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder during a 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, giving them a big worry only one game into the season.
Ludwick's hand stuck in the dirt on his headfirst...
Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer in his new role as Cincinnati's cleanup hitter, and Joey Votto drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single Wednesday night, rallying the Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
They've split the first two games of the first interleague series to open a season.
Votto's first hit of the season off left-hander Scott...
How fast is a foul ball moving when it comes via contact made on a Aroldis Chapman 100 mph fastball?
Just ask Reds kidâ€¦