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Derek Norris homered as the Oakland Athletics roughed up Johnny Cueto and beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-9 Thursday.
Cueto allowed five runs on five hits and two walks in 1 2-3 inning.
Mark Prior, trying to make another comeback, pitched a scoreless inning for the Reds. He struck out one and hit a batter.
A's starter Brett Anderson pitched for the first time in a game since March 10. He had been out with a strained right trapezius. The left-hander missed most of last season while recovering from elbow surgery.
Todd Frazier and Derrick Robinson homered off Anderson.
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It's decided: Leake in rotation, Chapman to be closer #reds
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) March 22, 2013
Jocketty: There was no big in-house debate. #reds #cincienquirer
— John Fay (@johnfayman) March 22, 2013
As you can see above from the tweets of the esteemed Reds beat writers, Aroldis Chapman will officially be the Reds closer in 2013 and according to John Fay...
Have you heard the news? According to Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds are expected to announce today that Aroldis Chapman will remain the closer. I repeat. Aroldis Chapman will be the Reds closer in 2013. He is no longer expected to work his way into the starting rotation.
Daugherty clearly announces his displeasure with this decision, wondering what the Reds...
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Reds second basemen Brandon Phillips and Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino recently played alongside each other in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA. Apparently, the two have become pretty good pals after Victorino tweeted out the above picture of a pair of red Christian Louboutin sneakers that Phillips gave him as a gift. As you can see, the size 6.5 shoes actually...
The Cincinnati Reds have abandoned their plan to start Aroldis Chapman, and will be moving him back to the bullpen for the 2013 season. Early in the offseason, the Reds announced their plan to start Chapman this spring, and seemingly reinforced that decision by giving free agent closer Jonathan Broxton a three-year, $21 million deal. Now, the Reds have backpedaled on their plan...
The Reds (8-14) plated five runs in the fourth inning to help propel themselves to a 10-6 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Chris Heisey fueled the offense with a homer and four RBI. Jay Bruce added a solo homer, while Derrick Robinson pounded out three hits and scored three runs. Homer Bailey got the start and allowed five runs (four earned) in 4.1 innings.
Someone in the Reds organization is severely confused. After making a point all offseason that Aroldis Chapman would be given a chance in the starting rotation, it has officially been announced the Chapman will be back in the closer’s role for 2013, according to the Cincinnati Inquirer. That might just be the best place for him, as he’s clearly proven to be dominant in that role...
The Aroldis Chapman experiment is officially over. The fireball pitcher will be moved back into the bullpen, becoming the Cincinnati Reds closer once again. The Reds experimented this Spring Training to see if Chapman could fill a starting role with the Reds. The left hander that hits triple digits on radar guns struggled this spring as a starting pitcher and now will assume the...
One of the biggest — yet best — dilemmas in baseball this offseason resides in Cincinnati, and it looks as if the Reds have come to a decision.
According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, barring any last minute changes, the Reds are expected to announce that Aroldis Chapman will move back to the bullpen and serve as the team’s closer.
This news seems to end months of debate about...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds say closer Aroldis Chapman will remain in that role.
The Reds set their rotation on Friday and Chapman isn't included. He came to camp with the possibility of becoming a starter, but will stay in the bullpen for the NL Central champions.
Johnny Cueto will start on opening day at home against the Los Angeles Angels on April 1. He will...
They made a movie about Aroldis Chapmans early baseball life when he was only a one-year-old.
It was called Major League, about a closer named Ricky Wild Thing Vaughn, but they put him in the wrong Ohio city (Cleveland instead of Cincinnati) and they cast a short right-hander (Charlie Sheen) as the closer instead of a tall left-hander.
Even Sheen, a baseball fan who roots only for...
The Reds’ offense put on a show during their 6-10 win over the White Sox yesterday. Homer Bailey was shaky to start, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits and a walk in 4.1 innings. Of course, three of those runs came from a first inning home run by Adam Dunn, and Bailey’s hardly the first guy to be the victim of one of those.
On the other side, Jay Bruce hit his fourth...
A report Thursday indicated that contrary to previous opinion, Aroldis Chapman would resume his role as closer in 2013 instead of moving to the rotation. That triggered a reaction from the Reds who denied that a final decision had been made. Within the past week Chapman made a comment indicating that he would prefer to continue protecting ninth inning leads.