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Joey Votto wasn’t always Joey Votto. Not only is his mother happy about that fact — it would have made for quite a delivery — but his journey from the 44th pick in the 2002 draft to the hitter he is today covers a lot of ground. Talk to him about pulling the ball, infield fly balls, swing planes,...
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The roster count now stands at 37.
The Reds effectively inched closer to the 25-man limit by cutting top prospect Billy Hamilton and RHP Drew Hayes on Tuesday. They have both been reassigned to the minor league camp.
Hayes appeared in six games this preseason and tallied a 3.86 ERA in 4.2 innings.
Hamilton struggled in his stint with the big club this spring. He batted ...
Aroldis Chapman recently said he preferred to pitch in the bullpen rather than be converted to a starter, and it looks like he'll get his way.
Have you heard the news? According to Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds are expected to announce today that Aroldis Chapman will remain the closer. I repeat. Aroldis Chapman will be the Reds closer in 2013. He is no longer expected to work his way into the starting rotation.
Daugherty clearly announces his displeasure with this decision, wondering what the Reds...
Aroldis Chapman never seemed comfortable as he worked innings as a starting pitcher this spring. The Cincinnati Reds will move the 25-year-old back to their bullpen. Cincinnati dropped more than $30 million on the left-handed Champan in January of 2010. At that time Chapman was seen as a front of the rotation starter for years, instead he has developed as one of the best shutdo
The Reds’ offense put on a show during their 6-10 win over the White Sox yesterday. Homer Bailey was shaky to start, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits and a walk in 4.1 innings. Of course, three of those runs came from a first inning home run by Adam Dunn, and Bailey’s hardly the first guy to be the victim of one of those.
On the other side, Jay Bruce hit his fourth...
The Cincinnati Reds have abandoned their plan to start Aroldis Chapman, and will be moving him back to the bullpen for the 2013 season. Early in the offseason, the Reds announced their plan to start Chapman this spring, and seemingly reinforced that decision by giving free agent closer Jonathan Broxton a three-year, $21 million deal. Now, the Reds have backpedaled on their plan...
The Reds (8-14) plated five runs in the fourth inning to help propel themselves to a 10-6 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Chris Heisey fueled the offense with a homer and four RBI. Jay Bruce added a solo homer, while Derrick Robinson pounded out three hits and scored three runs. Homer Bailey got the start and allowed five runs (four earned) in 4.1 innings.
Someone in the Reds organization is severely confused. After making a point all offseason that Aroldis Chapman would be given a chance in the starting rotation, it has officially been announced the Chapman will be back in the closer’s role for 2013, according to the Cincinnati Inquirer. That might just be the best place for him, as he’s clearly proven to be dominant in that role...
Dayn Perry of CBSSports.com has been running a series this week in which he ranks the rotations in each division in baseball. On Thursday, it was the National League Central's turn.
Even despite the rumors that Aroldis Chapman may be heading back to the bullpen, Perry still believes the Reds boast the best rotation in the Central. Here is what he had to say about his pick...
The Aroldis Chapman experiment is officially over. The fireball pitcher will be moved back into the bullpen, becoming the Cincinnati Reds closer once again. The Reds experimented this Spring Training to see if Chapman could fill a starting role with the Reds. The left hander that hits triple digits on radar guns struggled this spring as a starting pitcher and now will assume the...
One of the biggest — yet best — dilemmas in baseball this offseason resides in Cincinnati, and it looks as if the Reds have come to a decision.
According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, barring any last minute changes, the Reds are expected to announce that Aroldis Chapman will move back to the bullpen and serve as the team’s closer.
This news seems to end months of debate about...
They made a movie about Aroldis Chapmans early baseball life when he was only a one-year-old.
It was called Major League, about a closer named Ricky Wild Thing Vaughn, but they put him in the wrong Ohio city (Cleveland instead of Cincinnati) and they cast a short right-hander (Charlie Sheen) as the closer instead of a tall left-hander.
Even Sheen, a baseball fan who roots only for...
Chris Heisey and Jay Bruce hit consecutive home runs and the Cincinnati Reds tagged John Danks and the Chicago White Sox 10-6 Tuesday.
Brandon Phillips singled twice in his first game since returning to the Reds from the World Baseball Classic. Cincinnati roughed up Danks for 10 runs on 11 hits and two walks in 3 1-3 innings.
Heisey hit a three-run homer in the third inning and...
Derek Norris homered as the Oakland Athletics roughed up Johnny Cueto and beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-9 Thursday.
Cueto allowed five runs on five hits and two walks in 1 2-3 inning.
Mark Prior, trying to make another comeback, pitched a scoreless inning for the Reds. He struck out one and hit a batter.
A's starter Brett Anderson pitched for the first time in a game since March...
A report Thursday indicated that contrary to previous opinion, Aroldis Chapman would resume his role as closer in 2013 instead of moving to the rotation. That triggered a reaction from the Reds who denied that a final decision had been made. Within the past week Chapman made a comment indicating that he would prefer to continue protecting ninth inning leads.