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The Reds have tapped into the Dominican Republic once again by signing 19-year-old pitcher Luis Tejada to a $600,000 signing bonus. This is according to a report by Ben Badler of Baseball America.
Tejada had previously inked a deal with the Atlanta Braves for $125,000, but that contract fell through after Major League Baseball discovered the southpaw lied about his age, and subsequently declared him ineligible to sign for one year. Tejada then came forward with his real date of birth (12/23/93), which is one year older than he originally presented, and his penalty ended last month.
More on the signing from Baseball America:
MLB’s penalty has turned into Tejada’s gain. After throwing around 88-92 mph when he signed with the Braves, Tejada’s fastball velocity has since jumped up to the mid-90s in short stints. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Tejada throws a breaking ball that morphs between a slider and a curveball, showing shorter, slider-like break at times while offering more de...
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In case you missed it, Bronson Arroyo hurled a complete-game shutout Monday night against the San Francisco Giants, aided in part by a fantastic catch in center field by Derrick Robinson to put the finishing touches on an 11-0 victory.
The play came in the bottom of the ninth with two outs when Arroyo flipped a hanging breaking bal in...
“Yeah! Shutout! That’s what people will remember!” (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
I ought to be talking about how Ryan Braun will sit out the rest of the season. Heck, I haven’t even mentioned the thing about Brandon Phillips complaining that the team misled him about his last contract yet. But I am just too eager to see what last night’s line-score will look like in this...
Ryan Ludwick was sent out on rehab assignment with the class A Dayton Dragons yesterday while they played the Lansing Lugnuts. Ludwick was the DH and had three plate appearances. He popped out, walked, and singled. Nice that he’s trying out all the possibilities. Perhaps tonight he could try out that home run muscle.
Ludwick has been out of the major league line-up...
Mike Leake is unexpectedly unbeatable on the road.
Chad Gaudin's winning streak, however, may be more surprising.
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"You hate to see it happen," Baker said. "We thought it was over the last time this investigation...
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Berry is back in the coaching box...
This is from a Cincinnati Reds discussion forum I visit frequently to check the pulse of things. The discussion thread is titled “We have to talk about Corky”.
Reds fans are starting to echo our same point about Corky Miller from a while back – we assumed it would be his final big league stint – and now that festered splinter is back. Here are their mortified responses.
Mat Latos threw 7 2-3 innings and the Cincinnati Reds got home runs from Jay Bruce and Xavier Paul to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Thursday night, ending the NL West leaders' six-game winning streak.
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Devin Mesoraco had a three-run homer among his three hits for his second longball in as many games, Joey Votto and Zack Cozart also connected, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the San Francisco Giants for the second straight game with a 9-3 win Tuesday in the opener of a traditional doubleheader.
Cozart finished 4 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs to back Tony Cingrani (4-1). The...
Back after the All-Star break and Choos on a roll and BP just keeps knocking guys in. The Reds are still in third but have a strong lead in the wild card as they head west.
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Another fan sitting in the front row on the first base side received an up-close view of all the action that took place when one of the intruders was brought down by security.
While the other fan was being tracked down near the infield...
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In Game 2...
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