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Fox Sports Ohio:
INSIDE PITCHShortstop Billy Hamilton is only 21 years old and has yet to play above Class A, but Reds fans are already well of the aware of him.That's because Hamilton has the kind of game that gets attention. He led all of baseball with 103 steals last year. He already has 80 this year.But the Reds haven't decided whether to promote Hamilton from Class A Bakersfield to Double-A Pensacola.Hamilton finished the first half hitting .322.408.441. He scored 59 runs in 66 games.The Reds won't make the decision purely on numbers, however."There's too many factors to get into," said Bill Bavasi, the club's vice president of scouting, player development and international operations. "It's different with every player. You don't want to get into specifics."The Reds like what Hamilton's done, but he has things to work out."We're thrilled with what he's doing," Bavasi said. "He's run into some rough patches and fought through them. I've said this before, but it's good for a player to struggle some in the minors."I faced it with Felix Hernandez (in Seattle). We pushed him as hard as we could. He got to the big leagues when he was 19. But he didn't face any adversity until he got to the big leagues."Hamilton hit .233 with a .292 on-base before the All-Star Break last year at low-A Dayton and .318 with a .382 on-base after the break.NOTES, QUOTES--RHP Homer Bailey takes the ball Friday night when the Reds open a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins. Bailey, 5-4 with a 4.03 ERA overall, has been the Reds' second most reliable starter behind Johnny Cueto. Bailey has put up quality starts in 10 of 13 outings and six of his last seven.--RHP Bronson Arroyo has the fifth lowest walk rate per nine innings (1.47) of any starter in the majors, but he walked two in four innings Wednesday. Both preceded Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run home run.--CF Drew Stubbs (oblique strain) will begin a short rehab assignment for Class A Dayton Friday. The Reds' Triple-A affiliate at Louisville is on the road. Stubbs is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday.--RHP Kyle Lotzkar and SS Billy Hamilton were chosen to play in the Futures Game. Lotzkar has gone a combined 6-2 with a 2.78 ERA at Class A Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola.--RHP Logan Ondrusek, who went eight days without pitching, had his second straight scoreless outing Wednesday. Ondrusek is 3-1 with with a 3.04 ERA overall.BY THE NUMBERS: 9 of 11 -- That's how many of the home runs Homer Bailey has allowed this year have come at Great American Ball Park.QUOTE TO NOTE: "Billy's a really good kid as far as makeup, and God blessed him with some great physical skills. That's a good combination." --Reds director of scouting, player development and international operations Bill Bavasi on Billy HamiltonROSTER REPORTMEDICAL WATCH:--CF Drew Stubbs (strained left oblique) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 6. He is scheduled to begin a short rehab assignment June 22 at Class A Dayton.--LHP Bill Bray (strained left groin) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 19. He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Louisville on April 29, but he moved back to extended spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., after one outing. He resumed throwing May 28, and he threw a bullpen session June 1. He is on a rehab assignment at Class A Dayton.--RHP Nick Masset (right shoulder inflammation) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, and he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list June 15. He threw on flat ground May 24, and he threw off a mound for the first time June 16. There is no timetable for his return.--RHP Ryan Madson (Tommy John surgery in April 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list April 4. He is out for the season.
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The Major League Baseball Futures Game rosters have been released. The Reds have two representatives, one on each side.
Billy Hamilton – SS – United States
Hamilton is recognized as the fastest player in the game, and he probably is (though I think it is a whole lot closer than 99% of people out there think it is between him and the rest of the Top 10 fastest guys in baseball...
Swept. Two series ago, the Reds swept the Indians while playing in Cincinnati. Yesterday, they gave up the trifecta to the Indians in Cleveland, and didn’t even look good doing it.
The final score was 1-8, and the only solace the Reds can take is that they would have lost only 1-5 if not for the most blatant missed call of the decade in the 7th inning. Frankly, that’s...
There appears to be no hard feelings between the Reds and Indians after each club swept the other in their home parks over the last week. This is partly true because the two sides agreed to an alleged trade on Thursday, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.Cincinnati is rumored to have received minor league first basemen Beau Mills in exchange for cash considerations, tweets...
Before Cleveland, the Reds were on a 6-game winning streak. After Cleveland, they own a 3-game losing streak. The latest in the string of putrescence was last night’s 1-8 loss.
Bronson Arroyo started for the Reds and managed to get himself out of trouble every inning until the 4th, when his start ended. In 4.0 innings, Arroyo allowed 5 runs (earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks.
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From the Reds:
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has an exciting weekend planned to celebrate the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2012: Sean Casey, Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly.
Fans can attend meet and greets with new inductees and returning Hall of Famers and alumni on Friday and Saturday at the museum. All meet...
INSIDE PITCHLeft-hander Aroldis Chapman is fine physically although Reds manager Dusty Baker mentioned earlier this week that Chapman had some lower back pain."I don't see it as an issue," pitching coach Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer before Wednesday's 8-1 loss to Cleveland. "He's gone in there and gotten treatment for his lower back, but he...
Dan Driessen was an overlooked member of the Cincinnati Reds' Big Red Machine, a backup first baseman with a quiet personality. Now, he's right up there with them.
Driessen was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame on Saturday, along with first baseman Sean Casey and 19th Century player John Reilly. Driessen and Casey were honored on the field before a game against the...
Home plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the head with a broken bat during Friday night's game at Great American Ballpark with the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Minnesota Twins. Your browser does not support iframes. The scary moment took place in the bottom of the fourth inning as the bat of Reds batter Devin Mesoraco broke as he grounded out to shortstop. The barrel of the...
6/20 Game Review
Louisville won 5-3. Box Score
Mike Costanzo went 1-3 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
Cody Puckett went 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs.
Felix Perez went 3-3 with 2 doubles, an RBI and a run.
Corky Miller went 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 RBI.
Miguel Rojas went 0-2 with 2 walks and an RBI.
Wirfin Obispo threw a hitless inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Bill Bray (rehab) threw...
A season-high four straight losses had jeopardized the Cincinnati Reds' lead in the NL Central and left them a little frustrated.
Worried? Not with Johnny Cueto up next.
Cueto remained unbeaten in June by pitching seven innings and driving in a pair of runs with a squeeze bunt and a bases-loaded groundout on Saturday, leading the Reds to a slump-breaking 6-0 victory over the...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The barrel of a broken bat hit plate umpire Jerry Layne on the left side of the head Friday night, forcing him to leave a game between the Minnesota Twins and Cincinnati Reds in the fourth inning.
Layne, a 23-year veteran, was checked by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek at Great American Ball Park and taken to a hospital for tests to make sure he didn...
Press release from FOX Sports Ohio:
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has an exciting weekend planned in celebration of the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2012: Sean Casey, Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly.
The official induction of Casey, Driessen, and Reilly into the Reds Hall of Fame will take place at Great American Ball Park before the 4pm Cincinnati Reds – Minnesota...
Johnny Cueto remained unbeaten in June by pitching seven innings and driving in a pair of runs with a squeeze bunt and a bases-loaded groundout on Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
The Reds ended their season-high losing streak at four games.
Cueto (9-3) allowed three hits and fanned a season-high nine while improving to 4-0 in four...
Here's a look at the promotions for the upcoming 6-game homestand:
Fri. June 22nd @ 7:10et vs Twins+ FREE BACKPACK: The first 20,000 fans through the gates receive a drawstring backpack, compliments of MLB Network. + FIREWORKS: A post-game fireworks show along with a soundtrack starts approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game. It's presented by Jeff Wyler...