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CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds have reached agreement on a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Jose Arredondo, their last player left in salary arbitration.

Reds Acquire Valdez, Avoid Arbitration With Masset

If the signing of utility man Willie Harris on Monday wasn't enough to secure depth in the Cincinnati infield, Wednesday's deal sure did. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Redlegs pulled the trigger on a trade that landed utility infielder Wilson Vadlez from the Phillies in exchange for left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst. Valdez appeared in 99 games for the NL East Champs...

Top 100 MLB Prospects: Reds Analysis recently released its 2012 Prospect Watch Top 100 list, and after the recent trades, the Reds were able to claim just two of the players on the list, Devin Mesoraco at #14 and Billy Hamilton at #34. For what it's worth, having just two on the list does put them in the bottom third of the league in "top prospects." Some may hardly even count Mesoraco as...

Breaking Down the Chances of A Votto Contract Extension (Video)

The huge contracts given to former NL Central foes Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder this offseason has spurned a lot of debate around Reds country. Why so you ask? Because it has many wondering whether or not the club will be able to afford first baseman Joey Votto when his contract expires at the end of 2013.'s Jeremy Brisiel and Jeff Nelson weigh in on that very...

Reds Caravan to make stop in Louisville on January 29

Louisville, KY – The 2012 Reds Winter Caravan, presented by, will make its annual stop in Louisville on Sunday, January 29 at Louisville Slugger Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Reds broadcaster and former Louisville Bats broadcaster Jim Kelch, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, Manager Dusty...

Reds reach 2-year agreement with Nick Masset

The Reds tweeted that the organization and Nick Masset have come to terms on a two-year contract worth a reported $5.5 million in guaranteed money, plus incentives.  Masset had filed for arbitration at $2.9 million for 2012 and the Reds had countered with $2.1 million. John Fay is reporting that this deal extends Masset beyond his arbitration years and includes his first year of...

Why I will miss CoCo.

Wow, the market really collapsed for Francisco Cordero. It appears he is going to the Blue Jays…as a setup man. I know I’m probably in the minority, but I’m a fully-paid member of the CoCo Fan Club. Sure, he had his occasional problems, and he frustrated me just as much as he did you guys. In the end, however, he was what you would call a “stand-up guy.” After enduring...

Wilson Valdez Is a Cincinnati Red

Remember when Wilson Valdez pitched a scoreless 19th inning against the Cincinnati Reds in late May last season? Remember how he earned the win? Did you ever think he would be a Red the next season? Yeah, me neither. Today it was announced that the Phillies had traded Wilson Valdez to the Reds. In exchange, the Phils will receive LHP Jeremy Horst. No, not horse. Horst. He is a 26...

Latos stops in Cincinnati to meet new 'mates

A man used to living on West Coast time, Mat Latos was still rubbing the sleep out of his eyes early Thursday while trying to get to know his new working environment.

Player Profile #121: Johnny Cueto | SP | CIN

Is this Tim Hudson 2.0? Well, Johnny Cueto needs the years of success on his resume, but 2011 was a nice start. We saw a different pitcher on the mound as he threw his two-seamer more often (40.3% up from 30.8 percent), which helped bring his ground ball rate up from 41.7 percent to a very nice 53.7 percent. You will hear a lot of analysis on how Cueto out-pitched his FIP (3.45)...

Extension Candidate: Joey Votto

With Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols off of the market, Joey Votto is officially the next MVP-caliber first baseman scheduled to hit free agency. The 28-year-old will become available two years from now, after the 2013 season, and if he continues producing, he’ll obtain a mega-contract of his own.  Talk of a Brandon Phillips extension has persisted throughout much...

Reds get Valdez from Phillies to strengthen bench

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds acquired infielder Wilson Valdez from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Jeremy Horst on Wednesday, another move to add depth to their bench.

Phillies deal Valdez to Reds for lefty Horst

The Phillies have addressed their need for left-handed depth in the bullpen by acquiring 26-year-old Jeremy Horst from the Cincinnati Reds for utility infielder Wilson Valdez.
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