Found September 06, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Your browser does not support iframes.     Meet Didi Gregorius. The 22-year old infielder made his MLB debut with the Reds on Wednesday, and thanks to this fantastic catch shown above, didn't disappoint.   Known mostly for his glove, the left-handed hitting and right-handed throwing youngster managed to put up some respectable numbers in the minors this year. In 129 games split between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville Gregorius boasted a slash line of .265/.324/.393 with seven homers, 54 RBI, 21 doubles, 11 triples, and 70 runs scored.   He figures to be a great candidate for a backup role on next year's Reds squad. 

Didi Gregorius Makes a GreGorgeous Catch

Video: Acrobatic catch by the Reds SS

The Reds’ outfield that might have been

Chris Jaffe has great piece today in The Hardball Times about a trade that outshines even The Trade for suckiness. Not only did it rob the Reds of a player they would have been better off to have around, but it gave the opponent (the Cardinals) a pivotal piece in their success at the time (which is something you’d probably wouldn’t say about The Trade). The year was 1957, and...

Votto impresses in return to lineup

Last Game Yesterday’s loss was, for me, shrouded in the mystery of being a non-televised, not-available-online, only-AM-radio-I-own-is-in-my-car game. I tried to follow it on the Gameday and through the Sportacular alerts on my phone, but it was like distant wails of mourning–”aaaaaawwww Joey Votto’s return to the line-up is wasted wwwwaaaaaa.” To be somewhat less melodramatic...

Reds using arms to surge into October

Latos gives the Reds a solid 1-2 punch with Johnny Cueto anchoring the rotation Paul Swydan of ESPN Insider and FanGraphs recently highlighted four teams "surging toward the playoffs". One of those teams featured in his column included the NL-Central leading Redlegs, who currently enjoy the largest division lead in Major League Baseball. Here is what Swydan had...

Selsky, Langfield named Reds Minor League Players of the Month

  Press release from the Reds... CINCINNATI - Class A Bakersfield OF Steve Selsky and Rookie Billings RHP Dan Langfield have been named the Cincinnati Reds' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August. Selsky, 23, in 28 games with Bakersfield last month led all Reds farmhands in batting average (.380) and hits (41). He also ranked among the California...

Reds’ postseason ticket lottery now open

Last Game The Reds had the day off yesterday to lick their wounds after that unfortunate series against the Phillies. It’s over and there’s nothing we can do about it now. Moving on. Next Game Today the Astros come to town. Homer Bailey (RHP, 10-9, 4.09 ERA) hasn’t gotten a win in a while, including in his last appearance against the Astros’ 10-game winner last Saturday....

Stubbs trying to figure out the hitting game

CINCINNATI Drew Stubbs and his .220 batting average sat in the dugout during a game for the third game Friday night, but that doesn't mean he is doing nothing but ravaging pumpkin seeds. His real work is before games, private lessons and sessions with hitting coach Brook Jacoby and manager Dusty Baker. "As much as you hate to do it, like a parent, sometimes you have to...

Vottos return to Reds comes with a loss

CINCINNATI The tendency, it seemed, was for the Cincinnati Reds to take the posture: Let Joey do it.Joey Votto is their premier player, the National League MVP in 2010, the guy who was leading the way this season, too.Then, on June 24 with the Reds leading the National League Central by one game, Votto slid awkwardly into third base and tore the meniscus in his left knee.The forecast...

Hamilton among four Reds farmhands to crack revised Top 100 Prospects list

The conclusion of the Minor League regular season presented a great chance for the folks over at to reevaluate their prospect rankings published earlier in the year. And that's precisely what they did on Thursday as they released their updated rankings for all 30 teams, including the Reds. Not surprisingly, single-season stolen base record holder Billy Hamilton...

Reds not expected to play Votto every day

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker plans to proceed with caution regarding the comeback of the recently activated Joey Votto, especially with his club holding a sizable NL Central lead. While the former MVP is scheduled to make his return to the lineup in Wednesday's series finale against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, Baker won't commit to anything beyond that. "...

MINOR details: 2012 recap edition - AAA Louisville Bats

All of the Reds minor league organizations are through with baseball for this season except for Billings (2 regular season games left) and Bakersfield (starting the playoffs on Saturday) so it's time to start recapping each team's season. Statistical leaders were chosen among those who played significant time. It's not limited to a certain number of ABs or IPs, really...

Cingrani on fast track to success

No Billy Hamilton? No problem. Although many Reds faithful were clamoring for the speedster to be called up this month, there's another prospect who may be capable of making a greater impact down the stretch. He goes by the name of Tony Cingrani and the left-hander was recently dubbed as one of the key September call-ups for any team by ESPN's Keith Law. Here'...

Rolen has sore back, out a few more days

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reds third baseman Scott Rolen has a sore lower back that will sideline him for at least a few days. Manager Dusty Baker said Rolen had an MRI exam that found a couple of inflamed areas in the back. He was put on medication. The Reds are hoping the problem subsides by the end of the weekend. Rolen last played on Tuesday. He's batting .244 with six homers...

Bruce going for five

Jay Bruce could be in good shape to match the Cincinnati Reds' club record for consecutive games with a homer based on his history against Lucas Harrell. Bruce has gone deep in four straight games and has fared well in his career against the Houston Astros starter, who will take the ball for Friday night's matchup. The Reds' franchise record for homers in consecutive...

Cingrani Gets Call

Tony Cingrani has made a rapid ascent through the Cincinnati organization. Just one year ago the Reds drafted the Rice closer in the third round. They converted him to a starter and were cautious with his innings in 2011. This year he started at high-A Bakersfield and eventually got the call to join the Reds expanded roster for the remainder of the season.
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