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CINCINNATI Josh Hamilton keeps running into fans around his Cincinnati hotel the last couple of days and they convey the same message to him.We wish you still played for the Cincinnati Reds, they tell him.He smiles and answers back, Then why did you trade me?The fans didnt trade him, it was the Reds, the team that rescued him from a life filled with syringes and drug-induced lost days and lost nights after which he awakened to find his body covered in tattoos.It was six years ago that the Reds took a chance on Hamilton, former overall No. 1 pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Reds plucked him out of the Rule 5 draft for 50,000 because the Rays had given up on him ever rehabilitating himself and didnt think anybody would take him in the draft.And there he was on Opening Day, 2007, wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform. He didnt start that day against the Chicago Cubs, but was a late-game unsuccessful pinch-hitter.Ill always remember my first at-bat here, he said. They announced my nam...
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The Reds will be without left fielder and clean-up hitter Ryan Ludwick for a while, as the club announced Tuesday that they will place him on the 15-day disabled list. A corresponding move will be announced prior to Wednesday's Opening Night game against the Angels.
Ludwick is slated to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder. The 34-year...
Boo Josh Hamilton or cheer Josh Hamilton when the Los Angeles Angels come to Arlington Friday?
Thats a question a lot of people want to know the answer to. But theres another option out there too. Its the Silence for Josh campaign, who sprang to life in the wake of Hamiltons spring training comments that Dallas wasnt a baseball town.
Apparently its a pretty big movement too. Theres...
Here is the Louisville Bats official roster, at least as of 10am this morning when the Bats sent it out.
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Rejoice, Reds fans. The day we have all been waiting for is finally here. Opening Day is upon us and it promises to be the first chapter of another fantastic season of Reds baseball.
The Reds will kick off their 2013 campaign by hosting Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels at Great American Ball Park Monday afternoon. First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. and will feature a pair...
Ryan Ludwick dislocated his shoulder yesterday. That is certainly a different injury than a separated shoulder. The injury is almost guaranteed to lead to a trip to the DL for Ludwick, the question is how long. I have been asked several times in the three hours since the injury was announced, so I will just address it here.
No matter how long of a trip Ludwick is expected to see...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds made their final bullpen moves on Sunday, sending right-handed relievers Logan Ondrusek and Jose Arredondo to the minors.
Ondrusek, who struggled with his control during spring training, was optioned to Double-A Pensacola. Arredondo, who appeared in 66 games last season, was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville. The Reds chose to keep left-hander Manny...
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding into third base during the season opener and will need surgery, leaving the defending NL Central champions without one of their main run producers for an uncertain period.
The team didn't project how long Ludwick will be out.
Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder on a headfirst slide in the third...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The defending NL Central champions are hoping that their extra-long opening day loss doesn't affect their lineup well into the season.
Left fielder Ryan Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder during a 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, giving them a big worry only one game into the season.
Ludwick's hand stuck in the dirt on his headfirst...
Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer in his new role as Cincinnati's cleanup hitter, and Joey Votto drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single Wednesday night, rallying the Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
They've split the first two games of the first interleague series to open a season.
Votto's first hit of the season off left-hander Scott...
Houston Astros Are the Best Team in Baseball—At Least for One Night:
Expectations are low for the Houston Astros in 2013, but for at least a night they are the best team in baseball.
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The game was the only game of the night; the official opener for the 2013 season making it quite likely that baseball fans eager to get their...