Found February 02, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
Stop, drop, and roll! Baseball season is almost here! + The beginning of spring training is quickly approaching, folks. Dusty Baker and his coaching staff are slated to arrive at the Goodyear, Arizona complex on Feb. 11. Pitchers and catchers are set to arrive the following day on Feb. 12. All other position players are due in camp by Feb. 15. The first preseason game will take place on Feb. 22 against the Indians. Remember, Opening Day is scheduled for April 1 against the Angels (4:10 PM) at Great American Ball Park. Three cheers! + Speaking of spring training, the team's equipment staff loaded up a 53-foot tractor-trailer truck full of stuff destined for Arizona, on Friday. Reds clubhouse manager Rick Stowe spearheaded the monster effort. All totaled, there will be an estimated 25,000-30,000 pounds of stuff packed on to the truck which is scheduled to depart Cincinnati on Monday. The goods will travel nearly 2,000 miles before they reach their ultimate destination in Go...

Video: Hot Stove crew discusses Reds' chances at a repeat title crown

Your browser does not support iframes. What are the odds that the Reds repeat as National League Division champions? It's a question pondered by many during this long offseason, including Peter McCarthy, Jim Duquette, and Matthew Leach of's Hot Stove. Listen in as the crew discusses Cincinnati's chances at taking the division crown again in 2013. I'...

Scott Rolen wants to come back, but should anyone pursue him?

After initially saying that he was going to retire earlier this offseason, former Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen has done an about-face, and now wants to play in 2013. Rolen is apparently seeking a salary similar to the $6.5 million he made in 2012. The Reds would be hard-pressed to fit him in their payroll, let alone finding playing time for him with 2012 rookie standout...

Speedy Reds prospect Hamilton is ticketed for Class AAA

For a guy who has played only 50 games above Class A, Billy Hamilton is very well known by Reds fans. After all, Hamilton set a professional record by stealing 155 bases last year. The fans want to see him in Cincinnati post haste. Instead, they'll have to travel 100 miles or so southwest to watch him this year. General manager Walt Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer that...

Reds Rumors: Could Scott Rolen rejoin the club?

Scott Rolen is leaning towards playing at least one more season.  This comes after he has gone back and forth about the possibility of retiring.  While he has not made an official decision, Rolen never closed the door on playing again while mulling over whether or not to hang up the cleats.  Now, it is possible the Cincinnati Reds could look to bring Rolen back. According...

Reds add southpaw to bullpen, sign Manny Parra to one-year deal

The Reds certainly didn't sit idle on this first day of February. Cincinnati announced the signing of free agent LHP Manny Parra to a one-year deal. The news came just hours after the club announced the signing of free agent catcher Miguel Olivo, as well. Financial terms of both deals were not immediately available. Right-hander Todd Redmond has been designated for assignment...

Random Reds, sports thoughts to wonder about

by: Dan Howard Staff Writer Spring training begins in a few days and Opening Day 2013 vs. the Angels is a little over eight weeks away. I’ve pondered a lot since the Reds fell to the Giants that crisp October afternoon. On this first weekend of February, I’m just wonderin’….. ….if there’s a football game this Sunday? The media seems a little quiet about it....

Aroldis Chapman: Should the Reds Move Him to the Rotation?

  The Cincinnati Reds had a fantastic year in 2012. Not only did they win the NL Central by nine games over the St. Louis Cardinals with their 97-65 record, they finished a game behind the Nationals for the best record in Major League Baseball. How did Dusty Baker get his club to such a high performance level after a disappointing 2011? Joey Votto was a force in the lineup and on...

Reds Add Parra

The Reds got this offseason started with some high-profile deals and they continued to tweak their roster by signing veteran southpaw Manny Parra. The former Brewer will compete for the final spot in their bullpen as a lefty specialist.

Reds sign catcher Miguel Olivo

On Friday, the Reds added some depth at the catcher position by signing free agent Miguel Olivo to a minor league deal, which includes an invitation to spring training. The 34-year-old spent the 2012 season as a member of the Seattle Mariners. Olivo appeared in 87 games and batted .222 with 12 homers and 29 RBIs. Cincinnati will be the seventh franchise the MLB veteran has...

Reds sign C Olivo to minor-league deal

The Cincinnati Reds signed catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor-league contract with an invitation to their major-league spring training camp. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed Friday. Olivo, 34, played in 87 games for the Seattle Mariners last season and hit .222 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI. He has 141 career home runs. Olivo likely would be competing with 24-year...

Reds sign LHP Parra

The Cincinnati Reds signed left-handed pitcher Manny Parra to a one-year deal and designated right-hander Todd Redmond for assignment Friday. The move was made to make room for Parra on the 40-man roster. His deal is worth $1 million but he could make another $400,000 in bonuses, according to Parra was 2-3 with 5.06 ERA last year for the Milwaukee Brewers. Since Aroldis...

2012 Season in Review: Pedro Diaz

Coming into the 2012 season hardly anyone had heard of Pedro Diaz. He was coming off of a season in the Dominican Summer League where he showed iffy control, but posted a strong ERA and limited hits working out of the bullpen as an 18-year-old. There was some buzz about him in spring training though as he showed off a strong arm. The Reds assigned Diaz to the Arizona League Reds...
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