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Reds DFA Kevin Gregg, recall RHP Pedro Villarreal

The Cincinnati Reds have designated right handed reliever Kevin Gregg for assignment and recalled right handed reliever Pedro Villarreal from Louisville. Gregg struggled mightily out of the Reds bullpen, posting an ERA of 10.13 in 11 appearances. In only four of his 11 appearances did he come out unscathed. Taking his place on the roster is right hander Pedro Villarreal. The reliever...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds option Josh Smith to Triple-A, recall Pedro Villarreal

The Cincinnati Reds have optioned right handed pitcher Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville and recalled right handed reliever Pedro Villarreal to replace him. The team placed Smith on the 40-man roster and called him up to give the bullpen another arm for two days, one that they wound up not using, before the required 10 days passed before the team could recall a player on the 40...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Season Review: RHP Pedro Villarreal

Until July 2013, Pedro Villarreal had spent his seven-year professional baseball career almost exclusively as a starting pitcher. But after middling levels of success in the upper levels of the minors, including a particularly rough big-league start, the Reds decided to see how Villarreal would take to a bullpen role. Outside of a couple spot starts, he would spend his first full...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday afternoon news and notes

Baseball America released their Cincinnati Reds draft report card today, and you will need to be a Baseball America subscriber to read it, but John Manuel seems to like the group quite a bit as he had plenty of good things to say about the 2014 class. I missed this one last week but it’s better late than never. Mark Sheldon had up an article at on Pedro Villarreal making...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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