Posted March 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Edinson Volquez pitched into the sixth inning against his old team and the San Diego Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Friday night. Volquez allowed two runs and two hits in 5 2-3 innings. He struck out six, including 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto twice. Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso, acquired from Cincinnati in the same December trade that send Volquez to San Diego, went 2 for 3 with a triple and scored twice. Will Venable and John Baker had two RBIs apiece. Bronson Arroyo allowed five runs and six hits in four innings for Cincinnati. He struck out two and walked five. Ryan Ludwick and Jay Bruce each had an RBI single for the Reds.

Report: Madson needs Tommy John

Phillies fans are likely thankful the team chose to sign Jonathan Papelbon, as newly acquired Reds closer Ryan Madson will reportedly undergo Tommy John Surgery and miss the entire 2012 season. 

Janish fighting just to make roster

What a difference a year makes for Paul Janish -- and not in a good way.Janish was the starting shortstop last spring. Edgar Renteria was brought in to back him up but the job was Janish's.Janish did lose the job. He was hitting .227 without a home run on July 7 when the Reds optioned him to Class AAA Louisville and brought up Zack Cozart. Cozart was deemed the shortstop of 2012...

Venable has two hits, two RBIs for the Padres

Will Venable had two hits and two RBIs, Anthony Bass continued his bid to make the opening-day roster with another strong outing and a San Diego Padres split squad beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 Saturday. Venable had a two-run double off reliever Trever Miller in the fourth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit. Bass, who could be San Diego's long man out of the pen, gave up one run and...

ESPN magazine predicts Reds will finish second in division

So, another ESPN magazine arrived in my mailbox this morning, but this one was different. It featured baseball on the cover and promised to provide a 2012 MLB preview in the realm of its glossy pages. That was enough to lure me in as I seen uncovered their outlook on the Reds upcoming season. The folks at the 4-letter network tabbed the team to finish second in the NL Central...

Reds closer Ryan Madson will miss season

Cincinnati Reds closer Ryan Madson has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and will miss the season. Madson returned to Cincinnati and was examined by team medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek. The Reds said Saturday that Kremchek told general manager Walt Jocketty the ligament was torn from the bone of Madson's right elbow. Madson agreed in January to a one-year contract...

Reds like chances of another NL Central title

Reds manager Dusty Baker sat back in his chair at the start of spring training in Arizona and considered that it's his final season under contract. Worried? No. How a manager does usually comes down to the depth of talent on his roster. And Baker likes what he has to work with this time around. ''It boils down to the more talent you have, the better your chances are...

Reds lose Madson for season

The Cincinnati Reds found out today they lose their newly signed closer for the season. Ryan Madson will require Tommy John surgery which will end his season. The Reds also do not have insurance on Madson’s 1 year deal for 8.5 million. So the Reds essentially paid Madson to not play this season. Also on Twitter is specualtion that Chapman or Sean Marshall could close now. This sucks.        

2012 burning question: Cincinnati Reds

From last Tuesday’s Reds season preview… Burning Question Where does the future for Aroldis Chapman lie: in the rotation, or in the bullpen? The Reds seem utterly confused as to what to do with their high-priced Cuban acquisition. The team signed him to a six year, $30.25 million contract prior to the 2010 season and, after less than 100 innings in the minors in 2010, had him...

Reds Lose Closer for the Season

The Cincinnati Reds are looking to be in the thick of the pennant race in the National League Central this season. Doing so will be a little bit tougher after the loss of their closer, Ryan Madson, for the season. Madson flew to Cincinnati to have his elbow examined on Thursday. What the doctor discovered is that the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow had torn off the bone meaning...

Tommy John Surgery Ends Season For Ryan Madson

Tough break for the Cincinnati Reds and their new closer Ryan Madson who will miss the 2012 season because of Tommy John surgery. Following an examination in Cincinnati on Saturday morning, the club announced that Madson’s elbow ligament had torn completely off the bone. Madson never got to pitch in any Spring Training games, and because he was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million...

Madson tears elbow ligament and is out for the year

Apparently, while in the process of punching Reds fans in the gut, closer Ryan Madson tore his elbow ligament. Following an examination in Cincinnati Saturday morning, the club said that Madson’s elbow ligament had torn off of the bone. He will need season-ending Tommy … [visit site to read more]

What's on Thursday's Reds Live?

Here's what you can expect on tonight's Reds Live - Spring Training Live: Drew Stubbs is well aware of what he needs to do to become the ballplayer he, and the Reds, would like, and he shares his thoughts in a visit with Jeff Piecoro.The Terrible Test returns tonight when none other than second baseman Brandon Phillips answers Jim Days questions.Todd Frazier is the Reds resident...

Nine Reds rank in bottom half of ESPN 500 list

It's a dubious honor to be recognized among Major League Baseball's Top 500 players, but it's an honor nonetheless. ESPN has made its way through half of its #ESPN500 rankings and here are the Reds players who have appeared on the list so far... #286 Mike Leake (4.94) #368 Homer Bailey (4.62) #391 Bronson Arroyo (4.53) #413 Chris Heisey (4.42) #415 Ryan Hanigan...

Rangers' split-squad falls to Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Latos pitched five strong innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over a split-squad of Texas Rangers on Thursday night. Latos yielded a leadoff homer to Julio Borbon to start the game, then allowed just three more hits. He struck out three and walked none. Rangers starter Scott Feldman gave up two runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings....

Reds 6, Padres 0

Aroldis Chapman had his best outing of spring training, giving up four hits over five innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday in a game between split squads. With a fastball that reached 98 mph, Chapman struck out five. He walked one in a 78-pitch effort. Jay Bruce, Miguel Cairo and Paul Janish each had two hits. Cairo and Janish...
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