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Move over, Logan Ondrusek, you are no longer the tallest pitcher in the Cincinnati organization.
The Reds have reportedly signed 7-foot-1 right-hander Loek van Mil, according to Baseball America editor Matt Eddy.
The 28-year old native of the Netherlands finished the 2012 campaign pitching with the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Mill split time in the minor leagues with both the Indians and Los Angeles Angels in 2012 where he combined to post a 3.20 ERA and 1.253 WHIP in 64.2 innings pitched (41g).
He spent 2006-2010 in the Minnesota Twins lower-level farm system.
Eddy's report appears to be confirmed by the transactions list on the club's official website.
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Former MLB player Ryan Freel, who is most strongly known for his stint with the Cincinnati Reds, reportedly committed suicide.
The Reds family was hit with some tragic news on Saturday night as it was learned that former utilityman Ryan Freel had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The news was received with great sadness and surprise among Reds nation. However, he leaves behind a plethora of exciting moments and memories that brought joy to the fans who witnessed him play.
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
It's a few days old, but as genius of interview that you will read in this 2012-2013 off-season.
Ryan Hanigan spoke with Fan Graph writer/expert David Laurila on various topics that will have every Reds fan's undivided attention.
Hanigan recently addressed a number of subjects, including where he hits in the batting order, who has...
by: Dan Howard
Notes from someone about to overdose on the song, "Grown-Up Christmas List"! First of all, Merry Christmas from my family to yours. May God’s riches blessings be upon you during 2013. As a Reds fan, I would like to share my wishes for the upcoming season…
1) With Cincinnati’s close proximity to Kentucky, Shin-Soo Choo, should change...
So far the Reds have made big moves this offseason that will keep them in contention for the playoffs again in 2013, but some moves and issues need to be addressed. Here lies my offseason plan.
Fill the Hole in Left Field.
Mission accomplished. Recently the Reds re-signed Ryan Ludwick to a two year, $15 million deal after a great season in left field, where he hit 26 home runs...
David Schoenfield, who runs the SweetSpot blog over at ESPN.com, recently penned a great article featuring Reds pitching coach Bryan Price. Schoenfield gives an in-depth background on how Price ended up with Cincinnati as well as a synopsis of his successful track record. Schoenfield even goes as far as saying that Price would be the first guy he would call to run a pitching staff...
(Red money, you get it?)
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
The Cincinnati Reds are reported to be in discussions with Mike Gonzalez.
Which is fine. If the Reds feel that they have a void that can not be filled in house they should go out and fill it. In a year that Cincinnati is clearly going all out in search for a championship, it is essential that they leave no stone...
The Jacksonville (Florida) Sheriff’s office is reporting that former Cincinnati Reds IF/OF Ryan Freel has took his own life.
From the Florida Times-Union
Former Major League Baseball player and Jacksonville native Ryan Freel was found dead in his home on Saturday in what authorities said was a suicide.
Freel, 36, was found dead from a self-inflicted shotgun blast around 4 p.m....
Former MLB player Ryan Freel, who made his name with a hard-nose, hustling style of play with the Cincinnati Reds, has committed suicide at age 36. Freel last played in the majors in 2009 with the Royals, and his best years came a decade ago with the Reds, highlighted by three straight seasons with at least 30 stolen bases from 2004 to 2006.
After that 2006 season though, Freel...
First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida has reported that Ryan Freel, who spent most of his eight year baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds, committed suicide.
Freel played for five different MLB teams from 2001-2009, but he played with the Reds for six out of those eight seasons. Ever since he retired from baseball in 2009, Freel worked for an organization called Big League...