Posted May 10, 2013 on
Still only in the month of May, the Reds are soon coming to a second decision-making time for their rotation. In the first one they opted to leave Aroldis Chapman in his closer role. Now Johnny Cueto is working to return from the DL while replacement, prospect Tony Cingrani, has impressed in his absence.

Johnny Cueto goes three innings in rehab start

Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto took another step towards rejoining the team when he came through a start for Class-A Dayton on Thursday. According to C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cueto threw 50 pitches over three innings, striking out four and giving up one earned run. The Reds pitching staff was encouraged by Cueto's performance. “It was great...

Hanigan activated and shows signs of health

The Cincinnati Reds activated catcher Ryan Hanigan from the disabled list before Friday’s game, and he was in the lineup to catch Tony Cingrani. And he showed that he’s healthy. Before heading to the DL, Hanigan was miserable at the plate. In 38 at bats, he had 3 hits with a terrible .079 average. With his 5 walks, his on-base percentage was at .182, half of his career percentage...

Tony Cingrani or Mike Leake?

When Johnny Cueto went down with an injury earlier in the season, the Reds were forced to call up prospect Tony Cingrani to fill the void.  Nobody expected Cingrani to be as effective as he is at the Major League level this early.  In fact, Cingrani has been so good that many people are calling for the Reds to send down “veteran” Mike Leake and keep Cingrani in the rotation...

Mat Latos unconventional success

CINCINNATI Some say that Mat Latos marches to the beat of a different drummer, but that isnt true. Latos is his own drummer. How many baseball pitchers raise 21 boa constrictors and a cayman (small crocodile) for breeding purposes? How many baseball pitchers are covered head to toe with body art and when asked how many tattoos they have they say, Just one. It isnt completed yet...

Cincinnati Reds Friday Minor League Scouting Notebook

Josh Ravin, Chad Rogers and Greg Reynolds are profiled in this weeks Scouting Notebook.

Reds minor league pitcher suspended 100 games for third violation

Reds minor league pitcher Daniel Tuttle has been suspended for 100 games after violating the league's substance abuse program for the third time. Tuttle was previously suspended 50 games for a second violation which occurred in July 2011. The right-hander currently resides on the disabled list and has been there since April 4. Here is the short release from MLB: The...

Reds P Tuttle banned for 100 games

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Daniel Tuttle has been suspended for 100 games for a third violation for a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league drug program. The 22-year-old right-hander was 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA in eight starts last year for Dayton of the Class A Midwest League and has been on the disabled list this year since April 4. He was selected by Cincinnati in the fifth...

Brewers square off with red-hot Reds starter Latos

The Cincinnati Reds are off to their best home start in 19 years. Giving the ball to Mat Latos is likely to keep it that way. Latos looks to become the first Reds pitcher in nine years to win eight straight decisions Saturday in a matchup with the struggling Milwaukee Brewers. Cincinnati (20-16) is proving to be much better at home than on the road, winning a major league-best...

Minor Leaguer Daniel Tuttle Needs to Pull Himself Together

Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Daniel Tuttle has screwed up once again. Just ten months after being handed a 50-game suspension for his second offense under MLB's Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the 22-year-old right-hander's consequences have doubled for a third drug abuse violation. His 100-game benching is effective immediately. Idiot. Tuttle was...

Phillips leads Reds past Brewers 4-3

Brandon Phillips grabbed the bouncing ball with his bare hand, tagged second base with his left knee as he fell and threw to first to complete a double play that immediately drew raves. Might have saved the game, too. Phillips homered and made the spectacular play to protect the lead in the seventh inning Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee...

An Ode to Corky Miller: The Hacksaw Jim Duggan of Big Leaguers

I just got the alert on my phone, Ryan Hanigan is returning to the Cincinnati Reds lineup tonight. And so likely ends one of the more bizarre careers in big league history. Maybe. And some people probably wonder who Hacksaw Jim Duggan is – even though they shouldn’t. I have always been a closeted wrestling fan. Corky Miller is definitely the closest thing that baseball has to...

Reds 4, Brewers 3

Brandon Phillips homered and made a spectacular rally-busting play - using his left knee to get a forceout and start a double play - as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Friday night. Phillips had an RBI single off Yovani Gallardo (3-2) and added a solo homer in the seventh after making a saving play in the top of the inning. With two Brewers aboard, he got to...

Series notes versus Brewers and more

  The Reds will aim for a winning homestand this weekend when they welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to town. But to do so they will have to sweep the three-game set after dropping two out of the first three games of this homestand to the Atlanta Braves. Easier said than done, right? Friday's affair will pit surging rookie Tony Cingrani against Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo...

Saturday news, notes and a request for a contributor

A minor leaguer gets suspended for 100 games and a few mock drafts that has the Reds all over the place.
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