Found February 22, 2012 on
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.

Reds P Bailey bulks up to prevent injuries

GOODYEAR, Ariz. Homer Bailey was on a diet to die for eat, eat, eat, eat and eat some more. His intention was to gain weight, add some strength to his thermometer-thin body, maybe avoid the nagging injuries that have oft-interrupted his Cincinnati Reds pitching career. So he hooked up with a nutritionist in Newport, Ky., Brian Wieferins. In four weeks, Bailey went from 204 pounds...

Reds OF Bruce reports to camp 16 pounds slimmer

Cincinnati Reds fans will see less of Jay Bruce this season. The outfielder has reported to camp weighing 16 pounds less than at the end of last season. It's a noticeable change for the All-Star, who thinks the slimmer body will make him faster and help him get through the season better. Though he made the All-Star team last season, his batting average, slugging percentage...

2012 projections: Joey Votto

Votto is eyeing another MVP-type season in 2012 Fantasy team owners are salivating at the prospects of Joey Votto's 2012 campaign. Many sites have projected him to be among the most valuable fantasy players in baseball this year. The 2010 NL MVP has already cemented his name among the superstars of today, but another solid season in '12 would solidify his position even...

Brandon Phillips opens up about contract talks

GOODYEAR Brandon Phillips wasted no time putting his body to a supreme test shortly after his arrival at spring training camp late Wednesday morning. The star Cincinnati Reds second baseman put on his game pants, hiked them to just below his knees, and attacked Krause Hill. Krause Hill, named after strength and conditioning coach Matt Krause, is a 12-degree grassy knoll next to...

Three Reds Make Top 100 Prospects List

Devin Mesoraco, Billy Hamilton and Zack Cozart made the Baseball America Top 100 Prospect List.A few weeks ago we told you about ESPN’s Top 100 Prospects list and how the Reds fared. Today Baseball America released their Top 100 Prospects List which saw the Reds place 3 players. The Reds would have had 5 players however 2 of those players were traded away this offseason. Here...

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.

Baker believes Cozart could thrive in No.2 spot

When the subject of the No. 2 spot in the order -- between Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto -- came up, manager Dusty Baker was asked if Zack Cozart could handle that job. "Wasn't he hitting second last year?" Baker replied.

I am a Complete Sadist and How I Learned to Love the Reds

Caught some Mat Latos news on, interest piqued: Clicked on Reds' Club page on, started reading articles... "Jay Bruce Slims Down," etc, etc... I literally caught myself saying aloud, "This could be the year..." What is wrong with me? God, I love the Reds - but maybe it's because...

Reds shortstop Cozart healthy after surgeries

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is back to full health after a tough offseason recovering from two operations.

Reds P Chapman prepares for starting rotation

Aroldis Chapman will be tested as a starter this spring by the Cincinnati Reds.
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