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The Movember MLB Mustache Madness continues. Once upon a time, catchers used to be a go-to source for great mustaches, but that isn't the case anymore. We had to look long and hard for these bristled backstops, but both definitely qualify as true tournament contenders.
Corky Miller may be a journeyman back-up catcher with a childish sounding name, but he's got the mustache of a superstar.
LaRue didn't play in 2011 because Johnny Cueto used his head as a soccer ball in a 2010 brawl, putting LaRue on the verge of retirement. At a minimum he deserves some sympathy votes.
Time to vote! (one vote per matchup per day)
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Brandon Phillips was named a 2011 Silver Slugger Award winner on Wednesday. He is the first Reds player to win the coveted award since Felipe Lopez in 2005.
The two-time All-Star batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBI and a career high 38 doubles during the 2011 campaign.
Phillips led all National League second basemen in average, hits (183), doubles, and runs...
The names of the 2011 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners were announced Tuesday evening and two Reds made the cut. Second basemen Brandon Phillips and first basemen Joey Votto were both recognized as the league's top defensive player at their respective position. The announcement was made during a special ESPN2 telecast.
The honor came as no surprise for...
Phoenix dropped a 10-7 battle to the Salt River Rafters yesterday, where the Reds young players were busy on the basepaths, as well as the mound.
-Brodie Greene, batting leadoff and playing 2b, went 0-3, with a run scored, an RBI, two walks, and two strikeouts on the day.
-Cody Puckett, hitting right behind Greene and at SS, went 1-2 with a 2B, a run scored, an RBI, three walks...
Click here to see #21-25 on the 2012 Top Prospects List.
20. JC Sulbaran – RHP – 21 years old – High A
Background: 2008 Draft – 30th round
The Good: Has three good pitches with a fastball, curveball and change up.
Needs to work on: While he improved his control in 2011, it could still use some refinement.
19. Tony Cingrani – LHP – 21 years old – Rookie Ball
The Cincinnati Reds exercised a 2012 contract option on second baseman Brandon Phillips while declining closer Francisco Cordero's $12 million option for next season.
Phillips hit .300 with 18 homers and 82 RBIs in an All-Star campaign last season. The club will pay him $12 million next season but hopes to work out a new multiyear deal with the two-time Gold Glove winner.
The Reds have exercised second baseman Brandon Phillips' contract option for 2012, but declined a $12 million option to keep closer Francisco Cordero for one more season.
The Reds also lost left-hander Matt Maloney, who was claimed off waivers by Minnesota on Monday.
Phillips batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBIs and six errors last season, when he became an All-Star for the...
As expected, the Reds picked up Brandon Phillips’ $12 million option for 2012. Don’t be surprised if they work out an extension soon, a la Bronson Arroyo last off-season.
On the other side of the coin, Cincinnati declined the 2012 option on closer Francisco Cordero. CoCo was often great (and sometimes less than great) during his time with the Reds, and he was always a stand-up...
Since there were no scheduled games yesterday in the Arizona Fall League, that means once again it's time for the weekly recap of how the seven #Reds prospects are performing so far with the Phoenix Desert Dogs. The big news that was recently reported is that Yasmani Grandal injured a finger on his left hand that bothers him when he catches, and even more so when he hits...
The right side of the Reds' infield received recognition on Tuesday for its solid year of defense. Second baseman Brandon Phillips and first baseman Joey Votto both won National League Gold Gloves.
The Reds made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, most notably picking up the 2012 option on second baseman Brandon Phillips and declining closer Francisco Cordero's option.
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is a three-time Gold Glover, a two-time All-Star and now he's a Silver Slugger, too.
LOS ANGELES--Former USC pitcher and current Cincinnati Reds prospect Brad Boxberger was selected to the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Game it was announced Monday (Nov. 1).