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This isn’t a big deal, but it’s certainly not great news:
Aroldis Chapman was scratched from his planned Arizona Fall League start on Monday because of a sore left shoulder. The Reds’ left-hander made two relief appearances for the Phoenix Desert Dogs last week in the AFL.
“He had a little inflammation in his shoulder,” said Reds general manager Walt Jocketty. “It was probably from trying to do too much, too soon. He didn’t do a lot before going down there.”
Chapman, who threw 2 2/3 innings of relief and gave up one hit and one run, was pitching in the AFL to begin a transition towards becoming a starter next season for Cincinnati. He was expected to start some games and stretch out his arm in Puerto Rican winter ball next month.
As noted by brilliant reader pinson343 in the comments: “His shoulder gets inflamed pretty easily – that was his physical problem when he went on the DL. Yet another reason he shouldn’t be a reliever. Regular work, with 4 days of rest in between, will be b...
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The names of the 2011 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners were announced Tuesday evening and two Reds made the cut. Second basemen Brandon Phillips and first basemen Joey Votto were both recognized as the league's top defensive player at their respective position. The announcement was made during a special ESPN2 telecast.
The honor came as no surprise for...
Phoenix dropped a 10-7 battle to the Salt River Rafters yesterday, where the Reds young players were busy on the basepaths, as well as the mound.
-Brodie Greene, batting leadoff and playing 2b, went 0-3, with a run scored, an RBI, two walks, and two strikeouts on the day.
-Cody Puckett, hitting right behind Greene and at SS, went 1-2 with a 2B, a run scored, an RBI, three walks...
Athleticism like this will earn BP 12 mil with the Reds next season.
We’re all balls deep in football season, but we can take a brief timeout to check in on what ol’ Uncle Walt is doing with the Reds. Cincinnati started their offseason with a flurry of roster moves within the organization, most notably picking up the $12 million tab on 2B Brandon Phillips’ services for 2012...
October 30th, 1992 - Tony Perez is dubbed the team's new manager.
The hiring of Perez delighted many Reds fans. The former player had been a major cog in The Big Red Machine in the 70's, and many thought he would excel in his new role as manager.
As it turned out, Perez was fired after just 44 games -- going 20-24 over his short tenure. The Cuban native had...
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20. JC Sulbaran – RHP – 21 years old – High A
Background: 2008 Draft – 30th round
The Good: Has three good pitches with a fastball, curveball and change up.
Needs to work on: While he improved his control in 2011, it could still use some refinement.
19. Tony Cingrani – LHP – 21 years old – Rookie Ball
The Cincinnati Reds exercised a 2012 contract option on second baseman Brandon Phillips while declining closer Francisco Cordero's $12 million option for next season.
Phillips hit .300 with 18 homers and 82 RBIs in an All-Star campaign last season. The club will pay him $12 million next season but hopes to work out a new multiyear deal with the two-time Gold Glove winner.
The Reds have exercised second baseman Brandon Phillips' contract option for 2012, but declined a $12 million option to keep closer Francisco Cordero for one more season.
The Reds also lost left-hander Matt Maloney, who was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on Monday.
Phillips batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBIs and six errors last season, when he became an All-Star for the...
Since there were no scheduled games yesterday in the Arizona Fall League, that means once again it's time for the weekly recap of how the seven #Reds prospects are performing so far with the Phoenix Desert Dogs. The big news that was recently reported is that Yasmani Grandal injured a finger on his left hand that bothers him when he catches, and even more so when he hits...
Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips deservedly won Rawlings Gold Glove Awards yesterday, with Jay Bruce narrowly missing out for the second year in a row so that MLB could award Andre Ethier with the Gold.
It was the 3rd award of such to be awarded to Phillips in four years. The Gold Glove was Joey Votto’s first.
“Defense wins games,” Phillips said. “I go out and catch the ball...
As expected, the Reds picked up Brandon Phillips’ $12 million option for 2012. Don’t be surprised if they work out an extension soon, a la Bronson Arroyo last off-season.
On the other side of the coin, Cincinnati declined the 2012 option on closer Francisco Cordero. CoCo was often great (and sometimes less than great) during his time with the Reds, and he was always a stand-up...
The right side of the Reds' infield received recognition on Tuesday for its solid year of defense. Second baseman Brandon Phillips and first baseman Joey Votto both won National League Gold Gloves.
The Reds made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, most notably picking up the 2012 option on second baseman Brandon Phillips and declining closer Francisco Cordero's option.
A month ago, we asked you to support a big Reds fan. Well, you did your job, evidently:
Awhile ago you posted my e-mail asking for support for my husband, Tim Wisecup, in the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams contest. I wanted to let you know, in case you hadn’t heard, that Tim won the contest! We attended the World Series this past week where Tim threw out the first pitch and had a...