REDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Peraza takes bite out of Angels pitching

A day after he left a game with a facial contusion, the result of getting hit by an errant pickoff throw, Jose Peraza came back with four hits in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Via Reds.com
6 hours ago

Suarez hits his 20th, but Reds fall to Halos

C.J. Cron hit two home runs and Jered Weaver allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday as the Angels edged the Reds. Tim Adleman allowed three runs in six innings for Cincinnati and Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run home run in the loss. Jose Peraza added four hits for the Reds.
Via Reds.com
7 hours ago

Reds taking the cautious route with Bailey

The Reds have a vacancy in their rotation for Saturday against the Cardinals, because it won't be Homer Bailey taking his usual turn. Bailey is still dealing with right biceps tenderness, but has made some improvement.
Via Reds.com
11 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds sign Cuban pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez

MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reported Tuesday that the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a deal with Cuban pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez. Gutierrez ranks as the No. 4 prospect on MLB.com’s international prospect rankings. Sanchez reports that the deal is worth $4.75 million. The 6’3″ right-hander is just 20 years old and won the Rookie of the Year […] The post Cincinnati Reds sign...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Mammoth moth lands on Ivan De Jesus’ back during at-bat (vid)

Cincinnati Reds infielder Ivan de Jesus was the unwitting participant in an impromptu wildlife video on Monday night when a mammoth moth landed on his back during an at-bat. De Jesus was making a plate appearance during the Reds’ 9-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels when cameras caught footage of the ginormous insect making itself comfortable on the back of his jersey. It didn...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds batter had no idea a gigantic moth was on his back

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Ivan De Jesus Jr. shared the batter's box with a colossal insect Tuesday night during an at-bat against Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker, and he nearly caught the moth with his swing. 
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Pickoff throw drills Reds’ Jose Peraza in face

In a matchup between two teams evaluating assets for next season, one such asset absorbed a pickoff throw to the face in an unfortunate sequence Monday night. Leading off first base during the third inning against the Angels in Anaheim, Jose Peraza was hit by an errant Matt Shoemaker throw over. The highly touted Reds prospect […] The post Pickoff throw drills Reds’ Jose Peraza...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Reds activate Alfredo Simon from 15-day disabled list

The Cincinnati Reds have officially activated right-hander Alfredo Simon from the club’s 15-day disabled list and have demoted fellow right-hander Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move. Simon has not appeared in a game for the Reds since June 15, where he picked up his seventh loss of the season in just 13 […] The post Reds activate Alfredo Simon from 15-day...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Will Scott Schebler remain the Cincinnati Reds right fielder?

Despite their recent roster turnover, the Cincinnati Reds may have found a right fielder to replace Jay Bruce. His name is Scott Schebler. Schebler’s new spot in Cincinnati’s right field results in the club’s identity at this year’s trade deadline. Unfortunately, the five-time World Series Champions were sellers on Aug. 1 and departed ways with Jay Bruce. Bruce, a symbol...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeSclafani throws 4-hitter; Schebler, Reds beat D'backs 13-0

PHOENIX (AP) Anthony DeSclafani threw a four-hitter and Scott Schebler homered twice to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-0 on Saturday night. DeSclafani (8-2) had nine strikeouts and a walk, needing 108 pitches to throw the first complete game of his career. Joey Votto and Schebler homered during a four-run first inning and Schebler homered again during...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs beat Reds in 11 on walk-off wild pitch

PHOENIX -- Brandon Drury scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the 11th inning Friday night, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. After the Diamondbacks gave up a 2-1 lead in the ninth and then rallied to tie it in the 10th, a wild pitch by Blake Wood ended the game. Drury doubled with one out off Wood (5-3) and took third on a...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays, Reds discussed Votto trade last season

Former NL MVP Joey Votto has been a Cincinnati Red for his entire 10-season MLB career. But was he actually close to becoming a Toronto Blue Jay last season? According to a report by Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star on Monday, the Blue Jays and the Reds “were beginning serious discussions” at last year’s trade deadline about a Votto trade. However, talks were said to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds recall prospect Jose Peraza from Louisville

Top prospect Jose Peraza is back in the Cincinnati Reds lineup, whose return comes at a time when the Reds are developing steam in the NL. For Cincinnati Reds fans, Peraza joins the Reds, during a period of long-awaited excitement for the club’s struggling 2016 campaign. Despite Cincinnati’s frustrating season, the Red Legs are currently enjoying an upward swing in the National...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen hits homer days after his father’s death

It has been a tough week for Cincinnati Reds’ reliever Michael Lorenzen, whose father died earlier this week. Making his return from the bereavement list, Lorenzen put on a performance that drew a smile and some tears from the young pitcher in the most memorable play of his career. With two runners on base and one out, the Cincinnati pitcher drilled a three-run homer in the...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds pitcher does the unbelievable in his first game since his dad's death

It’s been a terribly tough time for Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen, who lost his father earlier this week.But what happened Friday night put a smile on his face and a few happy tears in his eyes.Lorenzen inherited a two-on, one-out jam in the seventh inning against the Dodgers and retired the first two batters he faced. And then came the real magic. Batting for only the fourth...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Joey Votto appropriately had 51 pizzas delivered to Ichiro Suzuki

Everybody likes pizza, it’s a fact of the human race. So naturally, Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto decided that he was going to order some pizza for 3,000-hit club member Ichiro Suzuki. But he didn’t just order a few of them, he ordered 51 (!) pizzas, in honor of Ichiro’s No. 51. Yes, that’s 51 individual pizzas all for Ichiro, delivered to the Miami Marlins’...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds Have a Raisel Iglesias Decision

Just six months ago, Raisel Iglesias was everyone’s favorite starting pitcher breakout candidate for 2016. The 26-year-old Cuban, signed for seven years and $27 million by the Cincinnati Reds in 2014, was coming off an impressive rookie campaign in which he struck out more than a quarter of all batters faced as a starter while exhibiting above-average command and a knack for getting...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Billy Hamilton break the Cincinnati Reds steal record?

Billy Hamilton will not receive a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. But the Cincinnati Reds outfielder may find himself in the history books. For delighted Reds fans, Billy Hamilton’s speed is a lethal weapon and an ever-growing headache for opposing catchers. But do not count on Hamilton to slow down. In fact, fans in Cincinnati should expect their 25-year-old outfielder to chase...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Happened On Billy Hamilton’s Weakest Contacts?

Exit velocity! We love it! Sorry for shouting. But we do! We love to sort the leaderboards, and we love to write articles using the information gleaned from those leaderboards. This is one right here! Beat writers love to tweet the exit velocity when a player they cover dongs a dinger, and even the folks who don’t always love the application of exit velocity in the public sphere...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dayton Dragons turn insane double play

The Dayton Dragons, a single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, turned one of the most incredible double plays you will ever see on Thursday. With a runner on first, a line drive ricocheted off the pitcher, into the umpire, and over toward second base. The shortstop easily scooped the ball up, stepped on second, and fired to first. Was that a 1-Blue-6-3 double play?! @SportsCenter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

I Found the Worst Thing About the Reds

I’m not really in the business of piling on. We know the Reds haven’t been very good, and we knew the Reds weren’t supposed to be very good. They are openly rebuilding, and while rebuilding teams don’t get to completely neglect the big-league product, it’s not really the priority. We all know how this works. And, say, wouldn’t you know it, but since the calendar flipped...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reds’ Scott Schebler hit a walk-off homer that almost left the stadium

It was quite the interesting night on Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park for the Reds-Cardinals game. We already showed you what happened in the seventh inning, when Reds star first baseman Joey Votto wasn’t happy with a fan that interfered with a foul ball, and grabbed the fan’s jersey, before then apologizing with an autographed baseball for the fan. Well,...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto makes amends after run-in with fan

For the second time in a week, Joey Votto's behavior towards a fan came into question. Luckily this time the Cincinnati Reds first baseman tried to repair relations and was successful in doing so. Votto went into the stands to try making a catch with two outs in the top of the seventh of Tuesday's Reds-Cardinals game. Unfortunately Votto was not able to make the grab as he was somewhat...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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