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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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton Placed on DL, Pedro Villarreal Called Up

The Cincinnati Reds placed setup man, Jonathan Broxton, on the DL with a right elbow flexor strain. Broxton’s stint is retroactive to June 14th  and it is unclear at this time whether he will be back by his eligible return date.With the move, the Reds’ bullpen is a little thinner for the time being but Broxton had struggled of late, likely due to the injury.Cincinnati has World...
Via Baseball News Source
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds send pitcher Villarreal back to minors

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds have optioned right-hander Pedro Villarreal back to Triple-A Louisville after one rough start in place of the injured Johnny Cueto. Cincinnati called up Henry Rodriguez before the opening game of a series Friday against the NL Central-leading Cardinals, giving them more infield depth for the series. Rodriguez batted .279 with three homers and 26 RBIs for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds cut 5 more over the weekend

The Cincinnati Reds cut 5 more players from their roster over the weekend, getting their total roster count down to 39. Optioned to Triple-A Louisville were right-handed pitchers Pedro Villarreal and Curtis Partch, infielder Henry Rodriguez and first baseman Neftali Soto. Outfielder/first baseman Donald Lutz was optioned to Double-A Pensacola. Lutz, Rodriguez, and Soto all impressed...
Via Red Hot Mama
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 7/7/12

7/7 Game Review Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score Paul Janish went 1-3. Bill Rhinehart went 1-3. Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 6 innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout. Jordan Smith threw a shutout inning of relief. Game notes Tough start for Villarreal who pitched a very good game but took the loss to fall...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

MINOR details 6/7/12: Billy Hamilton runs wild in Blaze win

This guy is a lot faster than you. Syracuse 2 Louisville 1 (Game 1) -Pedro Villarreal tossed six innings of one-run baseball. Nick Christiani (L 0-3, 3.60) got only one out before allowing the winning, walk-off run to score. -3B Willie Harris had a hit and a run scored. LF-CF Felix Perez smacked a double and drove in the only run. Syracuse 1 Louisville 0 (Game 2...
Via Redlegs Review
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

MINOR details 5/15/12: Blaze take two from the pitiful Ports

The Blaze won their third straight Tuesday. Rochester 5 Louisville 4 -The Bats (12-28) wasted a quality start from Pedro Villarreal who pitched 6.2 innings of three-run baseball. Nick Christiani (0-2) got a blown save and loss, giving up two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. Jordan Smith allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning. -DH Willie Harris was 1-3 with a double and an RBI....
Via Redlegs Review
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

MINOR details 5/9/2012: Villarreal wins in his Bats debut

Fresh off a promotion, Pedro Villarreall was a winner with the Bats. Louisville 6 Norfolk 5 -Pedro Villarreal (1-0) made his Triple-A debut with the Bats (11-23) and gave up two earned runs in 5.2 innings, while striking out seven. Some unfortunate errors resulted in five total runs scoring during his pitching tenure. Kanekoa Texeira, Nick Christiani, Travis Webb, and Jordan...
Via Redlegs Review
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday news, notes and video

Yesterday saw a bunch of roster moves. Andrew Brackman went to the DL with a sprained ankle. Pedro Villarreal moved up to Louisville to take his place, Kyle Lotzkar moved up to take the place of Villarreal and Justice French moved up to take the place of Lotzkar. In Dayton they had relievers Ryan Kiel and El’hajj Muhammad come up from extended spring training and Dan Jensen will...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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