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PLAYERS: Jay Bruce
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was among the early arrivals to Spring Training on Monday. Bruce, who was listed at 225 pounds last season, arrived noticeably trimmer.

Former Reds minor leaguer named "player poised to erupt" in 2012

On Tuesday, ESPN Insider Jim Bowden published the names of seven players who he thinks are "poised to erupt" this season. One former member of the Cincinnati organization made the list. He was included in the trade that brought right-hander Mat Latos to the Queen City in exchange for three others. Who is it? It's none other than RHP Brad Boxberger. Here's...

Happy birthday to Carlos Fisher

A Redlegs Review happy birthday goes to Reds reliever Charles "Carlos" Edward Fisher. The right-hander is celebrating his 29th birthday today. Drafted in the 11th round of the 2005 Draft by Cincinnati, Fisher has spent his entire career in the organization. He logged 24 innings pitched in 17 games for the big club last year, including 5 2/3 of those in the epic 19...

Top 15 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds

I was prepared to write all sorts of glowing comments about the state of Cincinnati’s minor league system… but then a funny thing happened. The organization acquired one of the top arms in the National League at the cost of three key young prospects. Even with the trade dust now settled, though, the farm system still boasts some high ceiling prospects, as well as a plethora of...

Johnny Cueto tabbed as 2012 Opening Day starter

As has become Cincinnati Reds’ manager Dusty Baker’s custom, today he announced that the 2012 Opening Day … [visit site to read more]

What could the opening day lineup look like?

It’s early, so early in fact that making a guess at the opening day lineup when only pitchers and catchers have reported is silly. But, I am going to do it anyway. I will start by making a couple of assumptions: Cueto is going to be the opening day starter. Cozart is going to come back, 100% to the form that we saw for a short period last season. So with those two assumptions...

Reds spring into putting pieces together

GOODYEAR, Ariz. The sun beat down warmly on their necks as they went through their early-morning driflls, dew still on the short grass. And the cactus outside the complex let them know: It is time to get their bodies and minds ready for the long, long season. The Cincinnati Reds, mostly pitchers and catchers this week, began spring training Monday with some things old and a lot...

Baker has high hopes for Mesoraco

Reds manager Dusty Baker wasn't ready to declare rookie Devin Mesoraco his No. 1 catcher as of Tuesday morning.

Full circle: Tomko signs with Reds

After passing his physical, veteran pitcher Brett Tomko formally signed a Minor League contract with the Reds on Sunday. He is in Major League camp as a non-roster player and participated in the first workout.

Reds P Chapman prepares for starting rotation

GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (AP) - Aroldis Chapman will be tested as a starter this spring by the Cincinnati Reds.The 24-year old lefthander whose pitches have been clocked at 105 mph has a 6-3 record with a 3.27 ERA in 69 relief appearances over the last two seasons with Cincinnati.But the small-market ...

Pitchers and catchers have reportedly seen their shadows

The long dark tea-time of the soul is finally over: baseball is back as pitchers and catchers reported to Cincinnati Reds Spring Training camp … [visit site to read more]

Slimmer Bruce to adjust hitting approach

With Jay Bruce 15 pounds lighter this year as he reported to camp, manager Dusty Baker expects the right fielder to make adjustments in his hitting approach.

Cool under pressure, Madson ready to deliver

Pressure tested, Philly approved. Not much will rattle new Reds closer Ryan Madson when he emerges from the bullpen in the ninth inning.

Tomko inks minor league deal with Reds

The Cincinnati Reds have signed pitcher Brett Tomko to a minor league contract, the team announced Sunday.

Spring Training is Here

You’ve got to love it. Well, another offseason has been written on….Sleeping fast then heading to Goodyear for #ST2012. I’m ready. @Reds @MLB — Jay Bruce (@JayABruce) February 19, 2012  
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