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Recently released left handed pitcher Jeff Francis is close to an agreement with the Colorado Rockies according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. The Rockies are in the market for a left handed pitcher, and they have also been inquiring about Nationals' John Lannan.
Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA, 0.9 HR/9, 1.9 BB/9 and 4.5 SO/9 in 183.0 innings last season with the Royals. This season, he went 3-6 with a 3.72 ERA, 0.7 HR/9, 2.1 BB/9 and 7.6 SO/9 in 77.1 innings with the Reds' Triple-A team.
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AROUND THE WEB
The Monfort brothers are not cheap. Talk to Colorado Rockies fans, listen to what they have to say both at Coors Field and on the radio.The common theme is that Dick and Charlie Monfort, the principle owners of the Rockies, are cheap. People talk about the youth in the pitching staff, the lack of the ability to find a third basemen ever since Vinny Castilla left, and the failed...
The second day of the draft has less pomp and circumstance than the first, and a lot more picks as well. Still, you must memorize their names so that, in four or five years when one of them busts out, you can say you had a good feeling about them back when they were drafted.
2nd round – Tanner Rahier
Shortstop; bats left; throws left
Age:18 HT:6-2 WT:205
Palm Desert High School...
This guy is a lot faster than you.
Syracuse 2 Louisville 1 (Game 1)
-Pedro Villarreal tossed six innings of one-run baseball. Nick Christiani (L 0-3, 3.60) got only one out before allowing the winning, walk-off run to score.
-3B Willie Harris had a hit and a run scored. LF-CF Felix Perez smacked a double and drove in the only run.
Syracuse 1 Louisville 0 (Game...
CINCINNATI For most of this season, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker hasn't had to reshuffle the deck and ask for a new deal when it came to his position players.
He did lose veteran third baseball Scott Rolen to an always-lurking shoulder problem and Brandon Phillips encountered hamstring issued, but grinned, bore it and played through it.
Now, though, an issue has arisen...
THROUGH THE OTHERSIDE
The Red Hot Chili Peppers took batting practice at Great American Ballpark with, naturally, the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds called up utility player Kristopher Negron from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, giving them another outfielder while Drew Stubbs recovers from a pulled muscle in his side.
Negron played every outfield position in the minors. He batted .212 with five homers and 15 stolen bases at Louisville.
Infielder Mike Costanzo was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Costanzo appeared...
The Reds dropped the series opener to the Pirates in spectacular form, 8-4. Homer Bailey, who previously owned the Pirates, got totally lit up.
Tonight Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA) goes out for revenge. He’s facing off against Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.04 ERA). Cueto’s been good and Cueto’s been bad the last few starts, but we really need good Cueto tonight...
In July of 2011, Justin Solomon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In June of 2012, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 35th round of the MLB Draft. Solomon has battled cancer for the past year, and with all the ups and downs that has come with it, the news of the draft has been a highlight in his life. According to the Daily Times, a New Mexico news paper...
Prior to his NL MVP season in 2010, there were many baseball fans who had never heard of Joey Votto. The Reds first baseman is one of the best hitters in the National League, and he’s off to a hot start once again this year even after signing a whopping 10-year, $225 million extension. In addition to a .315 career batting average, Votto’s career has also been highlighted by some...
The Cincinnati Reds blog on Cincinnati.com is reporting that injured Reds are <a ... [visit site to read more]
Chapman, warming up before a spring training start in Scottsdale
Is Aroldis Chapman the best pitcher in baseball?
According to the F12 Rating, he is. Chapman has a 32.960 F12, almost two full points ahead of the second ranked pitcher, Gio Gonzalez.
Dusty Baker and the Cincinnati Reds have made the hard-throwing Cuban their closer, and Chapman has excelled. His fastball famously...
Four teams. Four wins.
Louisville 8 Syracuse 2
Bats (19-43), Last place International League West, 16.0 GB
-Sean Gallagher (W 5-3, 4.82) got the win tossing six innings where he allowed just one earned run. Jordan Smith pitched the final two scoreless innings.
-CF Joey Gathright went 2-5, with two RBI and a run scored. RF Bill Rhinehart pinch-hit in the ninth and...
6/6 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-1, 1-0 in a double header.
Game 1: 2-1 loss. Box Score
Willie Harris went 1-3 with a run.
Danny Dorn went 1-3.
Cody Puckett went 1-3.
Felix Perez went 1-3 with a double and an RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 1-1 with a walk.
Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 6 innings with a strikeout.
Game 2: 1-0 loss. Box Score
Neftali Soto went 1-3.
Thursday night was the Reds' 56th game. They've used only five starting pitchers. That's deepest the Reds gone into the season only using five since 1992. "Well, that's the secret of any winning team," Reds manager Dusty Baker said before Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh. "You have a tremendous amount of depth and there...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto allowed only six hits over 7 2-3 innings on Wednesday night, and Ryan Ludwick drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Reds won for the 12th time in 17 games and extended their NL Central lead over Pittsburgh to three games. The second-place Pirates lost for only...