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Kyle Lotzkar remains a wild card because of his inability to stay healthy.
This came out last week and I missed it somehow. Kyle Lotzkar actually tore his labrum last season in his shoulder, but it didn’t require surgery. However, as a result, he will be used as a reliever moving forward in his career. Last year was the first time he had really made it a full season without an injury causing a chunk of missed time, and unfortunately he did wind up with an injury, just in the last two weeks of the season. Whenever you hear shoulder injury, it isn’t good. The fact that there was an actual tear in his shoulder and he is still pitching is concerning for the future, but let’s hope there is no further injury. It will be interesting to see how he responds to working out of the bullpen, both in terms of his stuff and the usage patterns given his arm history.
Drew Hayes has impressed Dusty Baker this spring. However it is a good example of why it is not good to really pay attention to spring...
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The Reds were victorious over the White Sox yesterday, winning 7-3. Johnny Cueto started for the Reds and wasn’t that great: 2 runs (earned) on 3 hits in 4.0 innings of work. Fortunately for him, the offense came to play. Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored. Todd Frazier went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI on a solo shot and 3 runs scored.
The Reds have today...
The Reds had an off-day yesterday, but the battle for the fifth rotation spot never sleeps, so they played a split squad game with Aroldis Chapman and Mike Leake going head-to-head.
This video appeared on Cincinnati.com, along with a nice little insider-style tidbit.
The Reds host the Dodgers tonight at 10:05 p.m. Mat Latos will be starting for the Reds.
Cincinnati lifted their Cactus League record to 3-11 after racing past the split-squad Chicago White Sox, 7-3, on Sunday. Shin-Soo Choo and Todd Frazier led the offensive charge with seven hits between them. The Reds enjoy an off day on Monday before welcoming the Dodgers to Goodyear Tuesday evening.
Until then, here is a mixed bag of Reds news and notes...
+ Team USA avoided...
Jay Bruce will be just 26 years old on April 3 and he already has two 30-homer seasons and 134 homers for his career. His runs, home run, RBI, and stolen base totals have gone up every since over the last four years, and he’s taken on an increasingly important role in the Cincinnati lineup. [...]
Shin-Soo Choo got four hits and Todd Frazier homered Sunday as the Cincinnati Reds beat a Chicago White Sox split squad 7-3.
Frazier had three hits and Cesar Izturis drove in two runs.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto was erratic in his second spring start. He walked three and hit another, but completed four innings and gave up just two runs.
Chicago starter Gavin Floyd allowed four...
Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman is destined to remain a closer, at least in the opinion of one rival scout who saw him start a minor-league game on Monday.
“I hope they do start him, but they’re crazy if they do,” said the scout, who works for another National League club. “It’s Joba Chamberlain all over again.
“His velocity dropped off in the second inning...
There are a lot of things on tap for today that are worth talking about, so let’s jump right in.
SABR held their Analytical Conference last week and have started adding podcasts from the different forums/discussions/presentations. While I have probably listened to 6 hours worth of presentations, the one that I want to point you guys to is the Player Development Panel. It is just...
Cesar Izturis boosted his chance to win a utility job on the Cincinnati Reds, hitting a sixth inning home run off Travis Webb and an eighth-inning RBI single against Johnny Hellweg in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
Logan Schafer drove in two runs with a single and a double and Donnie Murphy hit three hits, including a double.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cesar Izturis boosted his chance to win a utility job on the Cincinnati Reds, hitting a sixth inning home run off Travis Webb and an eighth-inning RBI single against Johnny Hellweg in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Logan Schafer drove in two runs with a single and a double and Donnie Murphy hit three hits, including...
Jared Burton has resurrected his career with MIN
Once a Red, always a Red. Isn't that how the saying goes?
Although none of these players are currently in the Reds organization, they were at one time, and if you're anything like me, you're probably curious to know how they're doing.
With that being said, here is a spring update on some of the notable ex...