Posted February 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
Pitcher Armando Galarraga has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds and will try to win a job at spring training. The 31-year-old right-hander was 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA in five starts last year with the Houston Astros. When he pitched for Houston on July 28, it was his first major league appearance since May 16, 2011, for Arizona. Galarraga has a 26-34 record with a 4.78 ERA in 91 starts and nine relief appearances over six big league seasons that also included stops in Texas and Detroit. He lost a perfect game on June 2, 2010, while pitching for Detroit when first base umpire Jim Joyce called Cleveland's Jason Donald safe on what replays showed should have been the final out of the game. Joyce admitted after the game that his call was incorrect. Cincinnati announced the agreement Saturday.

Talking with Cincinnati Reds reliever Josh Ravin

Last week I had a chance to talk with new addition to the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster Josh Ravin before he headed out to spring training. He spent 2012 working in a new role as a reliever after being a starter for his entire career. You can follow him on twitter @freshsqueezed22. RML: You made some big changes last season, moving from the rotation where you had been for your entire...

This day in Reds history: Ken Griffey Jr. comes home

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ESPN writer ranks Reds infield as best in the National League

  The Reds are often regarded as boasting one of the top defensive infields in Major League Baseball. And why not? They have a Gold Glover at both first base and second base and the guy behind the dish isn't too shabby either. Furthermore, they have a sure-handed young shortstop and a guy who can hold his own at the hot corner. So, it isn't too hard to see why one...

Reds reach deal with Shin Soo Choo to avoid arbitration

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20 questions facing the Reds heading into spring training

Monday was a glorious day for baseball-lovers across the United States and beyond. This is because Monday marked the commencement of spring training as pitchers and catchers migrated into big league camp. All totaled, the Reds ended up with 29 pitchers and six catchers at the Goodyear complex on Monday. By Friday, the team is expected to have a total of 57 players once position...

Video: previews the spring training of the Reds

Your browser does not support iframes.  Reds pitchers and catchers are slated to report to Goodyear, Ari. for the beginning of spring training today. And what better way to kick-off the start of the new year than by providing a video preview of what lies ahead? Here is a clip of's Jim Duquette previewing the reigning National League Central Division champions...

Q&A: Todd Frazier, Reds Cornerstone (at Last)

It was about time for Todd Frazier. The Cincinnati Reds slugger was one of the top rookies in the National League last season, and arguably the most valuable player on a team that won 97 games. Drafted 34th overall in 2007, he could have been in Dusty Baker’s lineup earlier than he was. Two lines in his 2010 Baseball America Prospect Handbook bio help explain his delayed arrival...

Great American Ball Park to play host to college baseball game

  Fans who come to see the Reds take on the Nationals on April 6 will have a chance to take in a doubleheader of sorts. Here are the details courtesy of the Reds... CINCINNATI (Feb. 8, 2013) — The Cincinnati Reds announced the inaugural “Reds Collegiate Invitational” will feature the University of Cincinnati and University of Louisville baseball teams playing at Great...

What kind of season can we expect out of Brandon Phillips?

Phillips is entering his eighth season with the Reds after the team acquired him via trade from the Indians in April 2006. The only player Cincinnati had to give up in the exchange was a player to be named later, which turned out to be pitching prospect Jeff Stevens. Stevens went on to appear in just 33 games in the majors and posted an ERA of 6.27. Phillips, on the other hand,...

Reds add bullpen depth, sign veteran Clay Hensley

Cincinnati made an effort to provide more depth to their bullpen on Monday by signing veteran reliever Clay Hensley to a minor league contract. The deal also includes an invite to spring training as a non-roster player. The Reds will mark the fourth franchise Hensley has played for throughout his seven-year Major League Baseball career. The 33-year-old spent the 2012 season pitching...

This Date in MLB History: Cincinnati Reds Acquire Ken Griffey, Jr.

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