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#Reds sign OF Jason Bourgeois, who elected free agency from #Rays. Went 3-for-16 in 9 games in 2013, but career .308 AVG, .355 OBP vs LHP— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 2, 2013The Reds have struck early in free agency this offseason by signing 31-year-old outfielder Jason Bourgeois.This is according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America via Twitter. Details of the deal were not immediately known.Bourgeios appeared in nine games for the Tampa Bay Rays last season. He spent most of his time with Triple-A Durham where he slashed .290/.343/.368 with 61 RBI and 22 SB.Overall, Bourgeios has spent time with the Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, and the Rays over his professional career. In 231 lifetime big league games, he owns a .259 batting average and 51 stolen bases.Cincinnati is bringing the veteran aboard to compete for a bench spot in 2014.

Will Bronson Arroyo land in New York?

Bronson Arroyo, who spent the last eight seasons in Cincinnati, might very well end up in New York as a member of the Mets.The 36-year-old free agent is seeking a lofty contract, along the lines of three years, and the Mets may just be in the position to give it to him.“Bronson is an East Coast guy and would definitely consider the Mets,” Arroyo's agent Terry Bross said...

Seven Reds nominated for GIBBY Awards

The voting has begun for the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards (GIBBY) and five Reds players have been nominated in seven different categories. Additionally, Dusty Baker and Walt Jocketty are up for "Best Manager" and "Top Executive", respectively.What are the GIBBYs, you may ask? Well, they are supposedly the ultimate honors of the industry's awards season... 2014 Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects Chat

Ask as many questions as you would like about the Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospects List this afternoon.

Rays exercise team option on OF David DeJesus for 2014

A club option was exercised on outfielder David DeJesus, the Tampa Bay Rays announced Sunday night. He will make 6.5 million next year. DeJesus, 33, came to Tampa Bay in a trade with the Washington Nationals on Aug. 23. The Rays had coveted the 11-year veteran for some time, dating to his early career with the Kansas City Royals. After his acquisition, DeJesus played in 35 of 38...

Examining Pedro Beato to Cincinnati waiver claim

A day after the Boston Red Sox won their third World Series since 2004, the Cincinnati Reds swooped in and claimed right-handed pitcher Pedro Beato off waviers from Boston. Beato who was recently designated for assignment by the team to make room for Alex Castellanos, spent the 2013 season between Triple-A Pawtucket and the Red Sox. Despite being on the 40-man roster, it would have...

Rays rumors: Rays pick up options on Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

The Tampa Bay Rays will have the same double-play combination in 2014 that they had in 2013.’s Bill Chastain reports that the Rays have exercised the 2014 club option years for both second baseman Ben Zobrist ($7.25 million) and shortstop Yunel Escobar ($5 million). Chastain describes the decisions as “clear cut.” Both players have remained very healthy throughout their...

Rays exercise 2014 option on OF David DeJesus

The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised a club option on outfielder David DeJesus for next season. The 33-year-old started 26 games after being obtained in a trade from the Washington Nationals on Aug. 23, helping Tampa Bay earn an AL wild-card berth. He will earn $6.5 million in 2014. A .279 career hitter, DeJesus batted .251 with eight homers and 38 RBIs in 122 games with the Rays...

Rays sign David DeJesus to two-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays will hold the rights to David DeJesus for at least the next two years.  The team and DeJesus agreed to a two-year extension with an option for the 2016 season.  The Rays hold the option, so if DeJesus performs well, the team can exercise it, but if he does not, they can buy him out. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times broke the news after previously confirming...

Paunchy Closer: A Dying Breed

Only two years after being a perfect 49/49 in save opportunities with the Detroit Tigers, Jose Valverde was given his unconditional release after a year in which he appeared in twenty games and surrendered six home runs. Valverde’s release signalled not only the likely end of his major league career, but also the passing of yet another paunchy closer. Looking at the saves leaderboard slender...

Reds claim pitcher from Red Sox

Although the Reds cut two players from the roster on Thursday, they also added a player, courtesy of the reigning World Series champion Boston Red Sox.Cincinnati's newest player is none other than right-handed reliever Pedro Beato. The Reds plucked the 27-year-old off waivers and added him to their 40-man roster.The Dominican native compiled a 3.60 ERA in 10 appearances for...

State of the Farm: Center Field

Junior Arias is one of several very toolsy players that the Reds have manning center field for them in the system.

Rays Exercise Option On Yunel Escobar… Good…

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Rays have exercised their 2014 option on shortstop Yunel Escobar who will earn $5.0 million next season. It was believed that the Mets would have pursued Escobar had he become a free agent based on what a front office official told Andy Martino of the Daily News last month. Escobar, 30, batted .256/.332/.366 for the Tampa Bay...

Trade ace now? Name your Price

Should Rays trade David Price even though he can't be a free agent until 2015?

Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Joey Gathright Retires

According to a source of CLNS Radio, Cody MacLeod, a freelance writer, who talked directly with Joey Gathright, he has retired from professional baseball. Gathright, known for his speed and lack of power played for the Red Sox for a total of 24 games in 2009 and 2011 as a pinch runner. Gathright was also on the ALDS roster for the Red Sox in 2009 appearing in 1 game, stealing a...

A half century of memories

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterFirst of all, congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Champions – Boston Strong! It wasn’t smoke that delayed the trophy ceremony Wednesday night; that was steam from World Series MVP David Ortiz cooling off.Soooo, this is what old age feels like. Funny, it doesn’t feel much different than my youthfulness of yesterday. Today I start a new...
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