Found February 23, 2012 on Xavier Hoops:
PLAYERS: Mat LatosJay Bruce
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
Caught some Mat Latos news on, interest piqued: Clicked on Reds' Club page on, started reading articles... "Jay Bruce Slims Down," etc, etc... I literally caught myself saying aloud, "This could be the year..." What is wrong with me? God, I love the Reds - but maybe it's because I am almost ready for this basketball season to end.

Votto wants to keep contract talks quiet

GOODYEAR, Ariz. Joey Votto's first workout of the spring evoked this comment from teammate Scott Rolen after it was over: "That was the weakest first-day workout I've ever seen." Rolen, of course, was kidding. No Votto workout is ever weak. After the workout, though, Votto addressed something on the mind of every Cincinnati Reds fan: his future contract situation...

3 Reds named top 100 prospects

 Folks around Cincinnati are excited about no. 2 Baseball America released its list of the Top 100 Prospects for 2012 earlier this week. The 23rd annual publication is headlined by Nationals phenom Bryce Harper, but three Cincinnati Reds also made the cut. Here are the names of those players followed by the description BA gave them: #16 Devin Mesoraco C The Punxsutawney...

Reds OF Bruce reports to camp 16 pounds slimmer

Cincinnati Reds fans will see less of Jay Bruce this season. The outfielder has reported to camp weighing 16 pounds less than at the end of last season. It's a noticeable change for the All-Star, who thinks the slimmer body will make him faster and help him get through the season better. Though he made the All-Star team last season, his batting average, slugging percentage...

Some spring training tidbits & notes

Can you believe March is a mere one week away? Leap year or not, February has flown by and it's almost time for the Reds to delve into their slate of Spring Training games. Here are some tidbits and notes from the past week to help you get caught up on things: * Outfielder Jay Bruce reported to camp weighing about 16 pounds less than he did last season. The All-Star hopes...

Status Quo For Reds As Pitchers, Catchers Report

No news is good news for the Cincinnati Reds as they begin spring training.No one on the roster suffered an injury during their offseason workouts (knock on wood), there have been no ailments that have popped up the first few days of spring training (keep knocking) and there have been no visa problems with players from the Dominican Republic and other foreign nations. Every pitcher...

RLW Episode 01 – Spring is in the Air

Welcome to the debut episode of Redleg Weekly! Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Zune Marketplace or download the Stitcher Smart Radio app. Also if you do subscribe and listen to us on iTunes we would certainly appreciate if you would leave a review! In this week’s show: We introduce ourselves and why we love the Reds We debate which Reds starting pitcher will...

Start or relieve? Reds must decide Aroldis Chapman’s role this spring

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Reds All-Star Bruce reports 16 pounds slimmer

Cincinnati Reds fans will see less of Jay Bruce this season, as he reported to camp 16 pounds lighter.

Slimmer Bruce to adjust hitting approach

With Jay Bruce 15 pounds lighter this year as he reported to camp, manager Dusty Baker expects the right fielder to make adjustments in his hitting approach.

Edgar Renteria reportedly leaning toward retirement

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Valdez ready to help Reds in any way he can

Wilson Valdez already beat the Reds as a pitcher. This winter, he joined them to perform his regular duties as a utility infielder. Cincinnati acquired Valdez in a Jan. 25 trade with the Phillies for reliever Jeremy Horst.

Edgar Renteria Considering Retirement

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, 36-year-old shortstop Edgar Renteria is leaning towards retiring this season. After hitting just .251/.306/.348 in 96 games with Cincinnati and receiving nothing but minor league offers this offseason, perhaps it isn’t surprising. If he indeed chooses to retire, it will be the end of a 16-year career spanning seven teams, two World Series...

Votto plans to keep contract talks private

As long as Joey Votto remains without a long-term contract, there will be questions about his future with the Reds. Ditto for Brandon Phillips.

Renteria may be leaning toward retirement

Edgar Renteria, who drove in the game-winning run in the 1997 World Series as a 20-year-old, and 13 years later was named World Series Most Valuable Player, is leaning toward retirement, his agent told's Ken Rosenthal.
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